Getting Your Bearings: Tours and Orientation for Graduate Students

If you’re a graduate student, you may wish to attend one of our “Getting Your Bearings” orientations, designed to help you begin using the powerful information tools at your disposal and to point you to some of the most important library services and personnel at Butler Library and elsewhere on campus.

The Libraries will be offering six “Getting Your Bearings” sessions to introduce graduate researchers to our collections and services.

The sessions begin with a 40 to 45 minute tour of key points and  services in Butler Library, including an intro to our Rare Book and Manuscript library.  This is likely to be of most interest and  relevance to people working in the humanities, history, and social sciences. The tours will begin in the Butler Lobby.

Monday,  August 31,  3:00 pm
Tuesday,  September 1,   12:00 noon
Wednesday  September 2,  11:30:am
Thursday,  September 3,  1:00 pm
Friday,  September 4,  9:30 am and 1:00 pm

The second half of the session,  which will take place in Butler 306, will be devoted to an overview of the Libraries’ online information system and ways to get the most out of it, and would be of value to all graduate students.  Participants who want to attend only the second half should feel free to come directly to Butler 306 about 40 to 45 minutes after the beginning  of the tour.