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My Library Packet: For Faculty

My Library Packet Activities

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My Library Packet : 4 Library & Research Orientation Activities

  • There are 4 library orientation activities in the FYE My Library Packet. They are presented here in recommended order. For a list of alternative or additional library activities visit our Tutorials & Activities page.

  • The introduction page for each activity has learning objectives and instructions. 

  • Each activity is self-guided. In-class reflection/discussion is strongly encouraged. 

  • It is recommended that you contact Ellen Peterson before you assign the FYE Library Packet to your students. She can help with classroom implementation and further instructions. Ellen can provide alternative activities for those students who have already completed the packet.
  • Each packet captures student answers and tracking data. When you are ready to view your student data, please ask Ellen for your student, class, or course data.

    1) Mobile Scavenger Hunt

  • Introduces students to the physical library - library spaces, services and people. 

    Fun stat (Fall 2017): 25% of the participants indicated they had never been inside the library before. 

    2) Library Online Scavenger Hunt

    Introduces students to the library website (the digital library) and all that it has to offer. Students learn to perform strategic tasks within core databases and search systems. 

    Fun stat (Fall 2017): Upon completion, 95% of all participants indicated that they felt Comfortable or Very Comfortable using the library website. 

    3) How to Spot Fake News Tutorial

    Introduces students to source evaluation strategies for identifying and working with fake news online. 

    4) Introduction to Academic Research 

    Introduces students to various aspects of academic research, including their role in scholarly communication, "21st Century" source evaluation, and using information strategically and responsibly.


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