In this month’s issue of InsideOCULA, we begin by continuing our look at renewal initiatives, then explore special collections and events in two Ontario university libraries. Lastly, we have the final installment of the OCULA president’s column by Melanie Parlette-Stewart.
New and returning students and staff at the University of Toronto took part in a series of fall orientation and U of T Libraries staff joined in on the fun while putting a friendly face to the library. Events included:
University of Toronto Student Union (UTSU) Clubs Fair
For the third consecutive year, U of T Libraries set up a kiosk at the fair and students made their own button or magnet with images from the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library [See UTL-Image1-Oct2012 and UTL-Image2-Oct2012].
University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Orientation
At a Hart House booth, librarians answered questions and guided students in the right direction for their research projects.
New Faculty and PhD Reception
At a wine and cheese hosted by Larry Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries and Professor Brian Corman, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, liaisons in all fields mingled with 160 new faculty and PhD students.
This Student Life Office initiative welcomes new students to campus by answering questions and providing directions. Booths were set up at popular university locations, such as the T-Card office at Robarts Library and were staffed by recent UofT graduates as well as Student Life Office and U of T Libraries staff.