Oklahoma State University

Library 101 Returns to Edmon Low

Tour gives students a closer look at the Library

Feb. 6, 2011
Story by Emily Nielsen, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The Library can be an overwhelming place sometimes, and Library 101 aims to make things a little easier for students.

Library 101 is a 15-minute orientation to the Library that familiarizes students with the layout of the building and the resources available, along with a 15-minute overview of the Library’s website and online resources.

Dan Chaney, OSU Librarian, said, “Library 101 is really about breaking down the barriers that students may have concerning the Library. Learning to navigate a large academic library, both its physical spaces as well as its online presence, is not difficult, but it’s a skill that will pay off not only during a student’s academic career at OSU, but also during the rest of their lives.”

Each tour begins at the general reference desk on the first floor. A librarian guides the tour group through the building and discusses where research materials can be found and the locations of various services. After the walking tour the group is given a crash-course in how to use the Library’s online resources.

Library 101 takes place once a week on alternating days throughout the semester at both 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours are free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.

OSU faculty may arrange class tours by contacting their departmental subject-specialist librarian.

For more information, visit http://info.library.okstate.edu/library101 or call 405.744.9775.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring12/lib101.htm
Last Updated: 22 February 2012

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Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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