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Welcome to the Carroll Community College Library: Library Orientation

What is the Library Orientation?

This Library Orientation serves as a basic overview of the Library and its resources and services.

It consists of 2 parts: 

  • an Audio Tour of the Library and
  • a tour of the Library Website

The Library Orientation is a required assignment for ENGL 101 students, but it would be helpful to anyone interested in the college library. 

The information covered on the tour will NOT be repeated during the ENGL 101 library instruction session, so the tour is required for those students.

NOTE:  YOU WILL NEED YOUR LIBRARY CARD/STUDENT ID TO CHECK OUT THE MP3 PLAYERS AND TAKE THE AUDIO TOUR--PICK IT UP AT THE CIRCULATION DESK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR CARD

Follow the steps below to complete the Orientation.

LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL
FOR THE AUDIO TOUR
THROUGHOUT THE LIBRARY

Step 1: Library Orientation Worksheet

You will be completing the Library Orientation Worksheet in order to demonstrate to your instructor that you have completed the audio and website tours.

  • Pick up the worksheet on a clipboard in the library before you take the Audio Tour or print it yourself using the link below.
  • During the Audio Tour (Step 2), you will answer several questions on the 1st part of the Worksheet.
  • During the Website Tour (Step 3), you will complete the online tour of the library website and remainder of the Worksheet.

Step 2: Take the Audio Tour in the Library

The purpose of the tour is for you to become familiar with the resources available in the library and the services and locations the tour describes. 

  • Look for the red Audio Tour signs with the audio symbol in white (see above). 

While you are taking the audio tour, answer the questions in the 1st section of the Worksheet.

You have 2 options for taking the tour:

  1. The tour is available on MP3 players that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk along with head phones, or use your own ear buds.
    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED YOUR STUDENT ID/LIBRARY CARD TO CHECK OUT THE MP3 PLAYER
  2. You can also take the Audio Tour in the library by listening on your personal smart device using a QR Code Reader. 
    • There are many free QR code reader apps available for download at the App Store on iTunes or Android Apps on Google play.
      • Download a QR code reader to your smartphone before you come to the library.
    • In the library, scan the QR code at each tour stop to listen to that portion of the tour.

Step 3: Tour the Library Website

Go the link below to take the online tour of the library website and familiarize yourself with the resources available there. 

Complete the remaining entries on the Library Orientation Worksheet while you are completing the Library Website Tour.

Step 4: ENGL 101 students

If you are taking ENGL 101, give the completed Library Orientation Worksheet to your instructor to get credit for completing this assignment.

Librarian Profile

Reference Desk
Contact:
(410) 386-8340

Audio Tour Transcript

It is not necessary to print the transcript of the tour.  This transcript is provided for students who may have difficulty listening to the audio file.

Tutorials

In addition to the Orientation, the library also provides tutorials to assist student with completing their research assignments.