2012 – 13
Due to my medical leave, the library did not participate in Welcome Week this year.
2011 – 12
Welcome Week is held every year in September and runs from 11A-2P during the event week in Bostwick Commons. Sponsored by Campus Activities, Welcome Week is geared to introduce (or welcome back) students to the college and its services. There is always free food, entertainment, schwag, and fun (Make your own root beer floats! Bouncy castles!) to be had.
In 2011, the library had not had a presence at Welcome Week in many years. I took this as an opportunity to expand the libraries social outreach. Working with another colleague, I organized an event table, came with my own iPad, and provided on-site reference for students, faculty, and staff for several hours each day. My colleague and I also designed the logo and flyer below, which we will be updating for 2013. We also had giveaways and of course, candy. The table was a success – we saw an increase across social networks as well as increase in online use of the libraries services such as Ask-A-Librarian.