Next week, I'll be leading students on our library research day. I am currently finding out if we can reserve a special collections research room. Abby requires students to check out an actual hard copy of a book for project 3 and hadn't planned on reserving a space. She was basically going to let them free roam in the library, but I thought it might be better to have a central location they should come back to. So, I am in touch with one of the directors of Special Collections. If those wonderful spaces aren't available, we'll check out a regular instruction room. I think I will also like to conference with students at that time while they research.
Update: I heard back from the person I’ve been in touch with! We’ll have a room! Yay! I don’t know if it will be one of the main research rooms for the special collections, but either way I reached out and got us a room all on my own. The reason it wasn’t a simple matter of following the usual procedure is because we’ve already had a library instruction day and we didn’t want another one, we just wanted a space that was close to the resources students may want to use and Abby and I both wanted to introduce students to that unique collection without going through the touring/instruction process so students could maximize their time to work.
Abby is going to send me copies of all the students’ proposals (after approval) so that I won’t have to keep asking students to remind me what their topic is, and I’ll be able to help answer questions more quickly
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