Library and IT Orientation recapPosted: March 12, 2015
INS was well represented at the recent O-Week and Market Days, with the stalls being a go-to spot for students
Visitors were able to get information on the recently updated Griffith App, our suite of workshops and library resources, Learning@Griffith, Lecture Capture and the range of IT help we provide. For the first time at Gold Coast and Nathan, we promoted our services across four tables – providing hands on assistance with wireless, Learning@Griffith, Lecture Capture and the Griffith App.
Our new Library Bag was a big success, they literally flew off the tables. The bags design celebrates the role the library has played in providing inspiration to our students for the last 40 years.
Over 3,000 students attended our Earlybird Workshops this year!
Last month’s Earlybird Workshops were attended by 3,172 students across all campuses, numbers only slightly down on last year. Numbers were on track for record breaking attendance until a cyclone arrived. The Workshops, which run, in the week before and during Orientation Week, are designed as preparatory sessions for students commencing study at Griffith. 1701 students attended the Academic skills workshops, 1019 Information Literacy workshops and 379 attending Computing skills workshops.
In addition to helping ease the transition for new students into academic and social communities, the Workshops are designed to:
- Increase student retention and pass rates
- Increase students’ writing abilities
- Improve students’ learning experience
- Provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop university-level writing
- Provide better coping strategies in university environments
- Enable students to find facts and develop their ideas; to organise material clearly, logically and persuasively; and to read critically and accurately
- Enable students to navigate the Griffith website and integrate cutting-edge information age technology into their writing
Both the Earlybird workshops and Library tours were part of the “Ultimate O-Week” promotion. This proved to be very successful with large numbers of students across all campuses actively engaged in Library tours. The Library Rovers offered a concierge service to new students at Nathan and Gold Coast assisting hundreds of students.