The Shape of Future Libraries: Planning Orientation for 2018 and Beyond (I7)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Speakers: Cory Lenz, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law; Khelani Clay, American University Washington College of Law; Todd Weaver, Jones Day; Brian R. Huffman, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law

Library orientations have been around for decades. It immediately brings to mind librarians leading a group of students or attorneys around the library like a flock of ducklings following the mother duck. Your ducklings may remember not to eat in the computer lab, or where the bathrooms are located, but more substantive discussion often falls by the wayside. Or worse, you have lost your orientation slot for newcomers. Creating interactive orientation sessions for your patrons provides a more thoughtful way to introduce them to library resources and policies. And, they can do it on their own time. Easy-to-use technologies that enhance library orientations are also a fantastic way to market your library.

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