This fall, the Libraries hosted a variety of orientation events and welcomed new faculty, graduate students and undergrads to the libraries. These events aim to give individuals new to the university a sampling of the facilities, services, materials, resources and staff available to them throughout the library system.
In mid-August, around 40 new faculty members joined librarians for lunch and breakout sessions focusing on technology, accessing materials, the opportunities provided by the Miami Scholarly Commons and other services. This event was successful and has resulted in many new partnerships and relationships between the libraries and academic departments.
Two orientation sessions for new graduate students were held in late August to highlight the MU Libraries. Students were introduced to services, technology, the website, and many librarians. Tours of the library of their choice were available.
Orientation events for international students and students in the sciences were also held this fall. Both events were successful and introduced hundreds of new patrons to the Libraries.