Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Conference Strand

Ethics in Information

Target Audience

Higher Education


Room 212




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Presentation Description

Realizing traditional, guided library tours are not particularly helpful or interesting for students, librarians at Auburn University developed the “Ethnographers for an Hour” library discovery tour. This library session offers students a hands-on exploration of the physical layout of the library and library services. Students are divided into teams, given a blank map of the floor they are assigned to investigate, and given time to explore before coming back together to report their findings to the class as a whole. This presentation will describe the “Ethnographers for an Hour” library session, how we present it to students, and what students learn from the activity.

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Sep 24th, 11:00 AM Sep 24th, 11:30 AM

Turning Students into Ethnographers: A Library Discovery Tour

Room 212

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