Way back in June, we told you about just a few of the summer projects the Library staff would be working on. Well, as summer is coming to a close, and we eagerly await the return of students, we wanted to tell you about how we actually spent our summer!
You might have noticed the Library’s main search box changed in early July — this was part of our summer project with the new Library Management System. We’ve all been hard at work to make the move as seamless as possible. Ben Hockenberry, Systems Librarian, has been working (what I assume can only be) day and night with library staff to make this transition happen. And guess what, they all did a great job!! The new library system now lets YOU search and request books from the Nazareth College Library — increasing the number of books you have access to by 10s of thousands. During this transition, library staff have been working very closely with Nazareth library staff to create the best possible borrowing rules between our two libraries. We also hosted visitors from Ithaca College for a joint meeting about the new library system.
We had lots of visitors throughout the summer! HEOP Summer Institute students were on campus for 5 weeks in July. Librarian Stacia Maiorani got the chance to work with these students on library research skills and go to their closing BBQ towards the end of the program. We also had a pilot program with High School students on college readiness, and Librarians Nancy Greco and Marianne Simmons worked with these students. They even had a chance to meet Mayor Lovely Warren! And the tours!! We love when future students take a look around the library and scope out their future study spot.
And of course, we’re also getting ready to welcome #Fisher2021!! Planning for Freshmen Orientation — we can’t wait to see all the new students and welcome them to the Fisher Family.