Lovejoy Library Open House Features “Your Research in 3D”

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library and Information Services (LIS) presents its annual Open House on Wednesday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Your Research in 3D” is the theme of the event to be held in the library’s recently renovated Research Commons (first floor). LIS faculty and staff will man interactive stations providing brief presentations while highlighting specific services and products. 

“Library and Information Services is consistently striving for new and inventive ways to deliver information to our students, faculty and the community,” said Regina McBride, Dean of Library and Information Services. “Our first Open House last September was so successful, we decided to make it an annual event.”

The Open House is an effort to reach the student body and help them understand the informational resources that Lovejoy Library has amassed for their educational advancement. Over the past five years LIS has conducted more than 2,000 instructional sessions for more than 43,000 students to help them efficiently navigate and effectively utilize the library’s resources.

Featured services and technologies will be represented by six information stations, including technology available for check out through Access Services, new 3D software and hardware technology along with new resources and services that have been selected to support academic success. 

One such station is the Friend’s Corner, an intimate area of the first floor designed to host presentations, poetry readings, speaker series and discussions.  It is flexible enough to be used for small group work in a comfortable setting.

During the Open House, the timely “Lovejoy Votes,” a Meridian Society funded drive targeting all Illinois residents of legal voting age to register in time for the upcoming presidential election, will be conducted.  New students and employees are encouraged to stop by to complete the registration process.  Chancellor Furst-Bowe is planning on stopping by to take advantage of this opportunity.

SIUE students will be invited to participate in prize drawings featuring t-shirts, an iTunes gift card, a tablet and gift certificates for the Friends of Lovejoy Library Good Buy Bookshop. Prize drawings will be held throughout the Open House.