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3rd Personal Librarian and First-Year Experience Library Conference

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Cleveland, OH


Looking to create an event lineup that speaks volumes to new students about what matters most to them? Learn how one library repurposed a popular festival’s iconic logo and vibe into “Roeschella,” a creative orientation event featuring music, games, snacks, and library services presented on “stages.”

The event has introduced more than 1,500 first-year students to the library every year since 2016. This session highlighted the most popular games and activities that engaged students with services, collections, spaces, and events as well as the successful staff-driven planning and feedback model.

Ultimately, attendees visualized how the planning and assessment of this rocking orientation could transform the library experience.