Library Offers Microtours to Residential Cohort
By Alli Dayton, Staff Writer
In October, Musselman Library began offering in-person microtours to the residential cohort at Gettysburg College.
The tours were created after librarians “found that students who were on campus had a lot of questions about using the library,” said User Services Librarian Betsy Bien.
During the tour, students view a screen with the online resources Musselman Library offers. These include MUSCAT Plus, online research databases, and citation guides. Explanations of the interlibrary loan system and methods to contact librarians are also provided.
After the demonstration, attendees have the option to participate in a self-guided tour of the different levels of the library.
For students who do not yet feel comfortable utilizing the numerous resources that the library offers, the microtours are an opportunity to learn more. They can also be tailored to answer more complex questions from students who already have an understanding of the library systems.
Members of the residential cohort can sign up for the fifteen-minute microtours on Mondays-Thursdays from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. through a link on the Musselman Library Instagram page or through the Musselman Library website. The tours are available through the end of the fall semester.
Bein also explained that given the interest she received from the remote cohort, the library may begin offering virtual microtours soon. These will likely be in the form of Zoom calls that share the same website that the residential cohort views during the in-person microtours.