The library orientation this year is a walking tour of a variety of locations in four different libraries. At each location, you'll use QR codes to access a video about the library or lab that you're in!
Why are we making you walk around? Because, let's face it, the libraries are kind of intimidating.
They're huge, there are thirteen of them, they're full of people, and (we're looking at you, Alderman) they're places that you're probably going to get lost in. This is your chance to take a friend, walk around, explore, and learn a little bit about what the libraries can do for you.
A transcript and accessible version of this tour are available upon request from your STS 1500 faculty or you can email Maggie, the STS Librarian.
If you'd like to listen to the audio of each video, please use headphones to avoid disrupting others in the library.
**All the videos include captions if you'd like to mute the audio and just read along.
The tour uses QR codes. Any smartphone or tablet camera should read these automatically.
Here's a sample QR code to test:
If you do find that the QR codes aren't working on your device, there are tablets available to check out at the Brown circulation desk. Just ask to check one out at the desk (you only need your student ID) and the tablets checks out for 3 hours which should be way more time than you need to complete the orientation! If you have any problems or questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll be finding eleven posters in four different libraries.
Take a friend! You don't have to do this alone. Each person has to take the quiz individually but groups are fine as long as you can all listen/read to the videos.
1. Brown Library
Library Introduction - On the right hand side of the Brown Circulation Desk
Study Spaces - Left side of the East Wing (Left Brown)
Brown Library - Right side of the East Wing
RDS - East Wing, Intermediate floor, direction in front of the door
Finding a Book - In front of the central staircase on the Ground floor
Online Resources - You'll have to find a book to find the poster!
2. Special Collections Library
At the entrance to the lower level of Harrison/Small, right in front of the staircase
3. Alderman Library
4. Clemons Library
Robertson Media Center - At the entrance to the 3rd floor, on a column just to the left of the desk
You don't actually have to complete the tour in this order. But the videos are set up to lead you from one poster to the next in this order which may be helpful. You do you.
They're not hidden. They should be visible from each entrance. If you don't see the poster, ask at the library desk.
We set the videos to keep playing even if you move away from the posters. So feel free to wander around. Just be careful to look up so you don't trip over anything!
You need to text the code to the phone number provided to get a link to the quiz. (Hint: Look for a poster with a giant yellow star on it.)
If you have any problems, issues, or concerns, please email Maggie about how she can help.