Program Ideas (Primarily DIY Online or Librarian Conducted):
Library Tours (online or in-person)
Activities in the Library Program Ideas (Primarily Librarian Conducted or DIY):
Library Scavenger Hunt or Amazing Races -Learn about the crazy amount of resources available in the libraries, from the practical and important to the silly and weird. Students will find various types of resources in all corners of the library (including online!) all while running around like crazy. (Approx. 1.5 hours, minimum of 6 participants plus RAs. Works best as a competition between floors or groups.)
Read-in - What a crazy idea--reading at the library! Help your students stay on top of studying by scheduling time for them to come to the library. We will schedule a library computer classroom for your students to use for an open study hour. They can use the time for reading, researching, planning a project, and more. There's no set activity here, just time for your students to sit and focus on getting the job done, with all the library's resources at their fingertips, including a librarian for research support. (Approx. 1 hour or more--we'll work with you!)
Study Breaks -Schedule a study break in the library, and we'll organize some low-stress, hands-on games and/or crafts to recharge. What's included is up to you. Board games, coloring books, Pinterest crafts. Bring a snack from the CUB and destress. (Approx. 1 hour or more, held in the evening.)
In the Residence Hall Program Ideas:
Educational Movie Night (DIY - Librarian Assist) -Use the library's catalog to find education videos. Some example topics include: alcoholism, career development, communicable diseases, conflict resolution, crime prevention, drug abuse, eating disorders, family violence, firearms, racism, rape, sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, stress, smoking, suicide prevention, tobacco, or violence.
Ten Strategies for Becoming a Library Rock Star (Librarian Present) - An interactive presentation to help students learn the basics of research and using the library.
Career and Living Cyberhunt (Librarian Present) - A scavenger hunt for the tech-savvy generation. Students worked through sets of clues and instructions to find national and local online resources for job hunting, career building, and apartment and home finding.
Create your own!
I'm happy to help you plan your own unique function, or attend a function in your hall. Some ideas: scavenger hunts, cyberhunts, mini-classes, read-ins, movie nights, dining with Faculty, small presentations. Let me know what you're thinking, and we'll make it happen!
Contact Theresa McDevitt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoot me an email or stop by and let me know how I can help.
Last Updated by Casey Sirochman, Student Success & Reference Librarian 4/27/15
Adapted from Residence Hall Libguide by Holly Luetkenhaus, Instruction Librarian at Washington State University Libraries.