Library WOW! Fun Outreach and Orientation in an Academic Library
Keywords:outreach, orientation, academic libraries, student engagement, student affairs
AbstractIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolis’s (IUPUI) Division of Student Affairs leads a two week festival of activities at the beginning of each fall semester known as the Weeks of Welcome (WOW). IUPUI University Library participates in this initiative by setting up a WOW table in the library’s lobby and by welcoming new and returning students with giveaways, library games, and free popcorn. This article will provide detail on the planning and implementation of this outreach initiative; in addition, authors will provide best practices grown out of five years of successful execution.
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