Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bathroom Newsletter

Recently, our Library began a newsletter for our restrooms. In our first issue we invited individuals to propose names for the newsletter and offered a gift certificate to the campus bookstore to the winner. "The Writing on the Stall" won the contest.

Each issue includes a little blurb about one of our databases or resources, a technology tip, a research tip from our student assistant, the Library's contact information, hours of the library, a masthead, and a few dates to celebrate from Chase's Calendar of Events. Initially, we used regular-size paper (8 1/2 by 11), but we decided to go with the legal-size paper, so we could increase the font size and still have room enough to write a few things of interest to students and patrons of our library.

Hopefully, this will make students aware of the services we provide at the Reference Desk, since we often will say they can find more help with a particular resource or with their research at the Reference Desk. Ideally, it will inform students of resources that will help them become more information literate.

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