Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

A team of four librarians at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (RWWL) discuss success and challenges in library orientation for the four institutions they serve – Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. In 2011, a former library colleague described the partnership and coordination details of new student orientation at RWWL. The team will revisit that presentation and offer further best practices for effective, higher-impact orientation. The presentation will share how RWWL met the challenges their unique institution faces and share the successes they achieved since 2011. The presentation will focus on one-shot instruction, orientation collateral (i.e. handouts or giveaways), and the nature of campus collaboration – both precarious and rewarding – in a complicated environment.

Presentation Description

A team of four current Atlanta University Center librarians will revisit a 2011 presentation about coordinating library orientation for four separate institutions by reporting on successes and offering best practices.

Keywords

library orientation, student orientation, campus collaboration, new students, first-year students

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 9:45 AM Oct 1st, 11:00 AM

Revisit Your Welcome Mat: Successes & Challenges in Library Orientation at the Atlanta University Center

Room 217

A team of four librarians at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (RWWL) discuss success and challenges in library orientation for the four institutions they serve – Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. In 2011, a former library colleague described the partnership and coordination details of new student orientation at RWWL. The team will revisit that presentation and offer further best practices for effective, higher-impact orientation. The presentation will share how RWWL met the challenges their unique institution faces and share the successes they achieved since 2011. The presentation will focus on one-shot instruction, orientation collateral (i.e. handouts or giveaways), and the nature of campus collaboration – both precarious and rewarding – in a complicated environment.