Friday, September 4, 2015

UK Libraries welcomes students across campus

The Engineering Library welcomed new students.
During K-Week, UK Libraries reached out to students across campus through events sponsored by the Design, Engineering, and Education Libraries, as well as the International program.

The Design Library hosted 81 new Interior Design and Architecture students, who spent time looking at major reference resources in those fields and at some items from our Special Collections. In their exhibit case, the Design Library featured the plates from Charles Garnier’s four-volume work Nouvel Opera de Paris published in 1876. They also held a contest to identify six photographs of major architectural works; the winner received a Starbucks gift card.

The Education Library took part in the College of Education’s Education Fair on Tuesday, August 25. Several of the library’s student workers planned, decorated, and staffed a table inviting the
Nouvel Opera de Paris, 1876
incoming and transferring College of Education students to take a “shelfie” by holding a book cover with a face over their own in a Polaroid selfie. Martin Luther King, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt, Cleopatra, and Jimi Hendrix proved to be the most popular choices for the “shelfie.”

The Shaver Engineering Library greeted nearly 300 new students during the annual Engineering Student Council Freshman Fair. They promoted the library through written information, and held a week-long scavenger hunt with prizes from local businesses and vendors.

First year Engineering students learn about
UK Libraries
On August 23 UK Libraries invited the new international students to a special program in  William T. Young Library, "Getting to Know Willy T@the Library". The event consisted of a brief presentation on library services and an introduction to the building. Following the presentation, graduate assistants from Reference Services gave the students a tour of the building and answered individual questions. Most of the students attending were international graduate students new to UK. 

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