When do you learn how to use the Atkins Library?

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I have, at best, a hazy feel for how UNCC students come to Atkins. My impression is that many are brought to the library, both in real space and in cyber-space, by their professors.

But when was the first time, for you? Was it freshman-year composition class? Was it a liberal studies class? Did you hear about the library during new student (freshman or transfer) orientation?

And then, what did that first time look like? Was it the only time you were told about the library? Did/do you hear about the library and its resources from friends? Family? Co-workers? Who do you trust to steer you towards the resources you need to do what you need to do at UNCC.

These questions are assuming that you were, in fact, told about the library. Were you?

If you don’t use the library, where do you get the information that you need to do your assignments, write papers, pass your classes?

2 thoughts on “When do you learn how to use the Atkins Library?

  1. Jesse

    I was told about the library by many of my friends, who often study there. I study with friends there, and I find it convenient that I can complete assignments in relative peace in between classes.

  2. Anonymous

    I don’t know if my experience is usual, but I first came to the library during SOAR: we had to use the library computers to register for classes. I thought it was a neat building, so during my first semester I used it as my primary studying location.

    From then forward it has been mainly a process of exploration and personal discovery. Eventually I discovered the copiers. I discovered the DVDs and videocassette section. During a research paper for English I began to explore the books on the upper stories.

    Thus my knowledge of the physical library is primarily from personal exploration. On the other hand, most of my knowledge of the library’s online resources (which are a huge help) has come from my professors and from some of the library’s research specialists such as Lois Stickle.

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