Truman Week and Extended Truman Week Classes
The Library participates in both Truman Week
and Extended Truman Week classes.
Truman Week: Students take a
self-guided tour of the Library where they learn the overall layout
of the building and generally where things are. The tour
includes some questions to make sure they are in the right place.
This is administered through the Residential College program.
Extended Truman Week classes: In order to fulfill part
of the Computer Literacy Requirement of the LSP, the Undergraduate
Council and Faculty Senate require that all Extended Truman Week
classes schedule a Database Workshop with the Library. This
workshop is designed to introduce the Library Catalog, MOBIUS, and
subscription databases, as well as present search techniques used in
bibliographic databases. This basic workshop emphasizes
finding items in our Library and critically evaluating sources,
including distinguishing scholarly journals from popular magazines.
Students benefit most from the workshop when it
is tied to a relevant assignment that utilizes the demonstrated
skills and concepts within the context of your class. If you
do not have a library-oriented assignment as part of your course,
we'll be glad to work with you to design an appropriate