Creativity and Personalization: Freshman Orientation for the Millennial Generation

Ann Wheeler and Pam Harris from Swarthmore College talked about the evolution of their library orientation program. They covered the core attributes of the Millennials. These attributes were common themes in many of the later breakout presentations I attended. They outlined the four goals for their orientation program: show a personal face to the library, make sure the students understand we're here to help, library locations, interactive and fun.

They run all of their first year students through library orientation in a couple of days. They tried to get as many library staff involved to either lead tours or to be at various places throughout the library.  They felt that the orientation was successful based on positive feedback. 

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