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 assignment.