Reinforcements: Lesson Plans "to Go"
By design, the library tour is a typically passive exercise, but what if the tour could become an exercise to engage students in the physical library collections? This presentation describes how Miami University introduced a series of activities designed to encourage student interaction with library materials as a part of the typical library tour. Introducing a tactile element to the tours increased both library circulation and student recall of the collection, and anecdotal evidence suggests that students are undertaking more individual exploration. Examples and tips for implementation will be provided.
Thornley, Amy, "Reinvigorating the Library Tour: Enhancing Student Engagement through Library Collections" (2012). LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010. Paper 22.