Library helps PACE students get up to speed
Librarians at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are working with the Pre-Major Advising Connections at Emory (PACE) program to help first-year students become comfortable using a vital academic resource – the Emory Libraries.
As part of the program, first-year students are given meaningful tasks that will help them develop skills that will be useful for their academic careers. The students will be assigned a set of questions designed to give them hands-on experience working with both offline and online library resources.
“This assignment will support students and help them adapt during their first year,” says Erin Mooney, the first-year class librarian. “It will expose them to the many things that the library offers.”
The questions will familiarize students with research tools and discoverE, and will draw them to the 10th floor of Woodruff Library to explore the collections in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The assignment will help students become more comfortable approaching library staff members for assistance – librarians at the service desk will be available to provide first-year students with support.
PACE matches first-year students with faculty and peer advisers in order to help new students acclimate to college life, enroll in classes and plan for academic and career success.