The deadline has been extended to Sunday, September 6 at 11:59pm!
Welcome to Rep Your Hall the Penfield Library Challenge! The Challenge is an introduction to your campus library.
Check Out/ Reserves Desk. Stop at this desk located near the entrance on the first floor. Here you can check out a maximum of 100 books for 42 days. You can borrow laptops and other technology, like portable scanners. Also, save on course materials by using items your professors place on reserve. Reserve items are found under your professor's name.
Task #1: Take a picture of yourself & the item required to check out books and borrow technology.
Task #2: Take a pic of yourself & a piece of technology available at this desk.
Task #3: Take a pic of yourself with one of the items placed on reserve by Michelle Bishop.
Printers & Computers. Concerned about printer locations, printing quotas, and finding an available computer? Grab a library map (available near the Research Help Desk, first floor to the right of the stairs). Locate the following printer and computer locations. You are allowed 500 pages per semester/session.
Task #4: Take a pic of yourself at each of these locations.
Your Librarian & Research Guides. There is an Instruction Liaison Librarian and a Resources Liaison Librarian for most majors. In some cases, one librarian is both Instruction and Resources Liaison. Research Guides are the best place to start your research. Find articles, books, websites, background information, and citation tools for your assignments.
Task #5: Take a pic of yourself near your librarian’s office. No team photos. Individual photos only. (Since there is a librarian for every subject area.)
Group Study Spaces. Get used to working in teams. You’ll be doing a lot of group work and Penfield has a variety of group spaces.
Task #6: Take pic of yourself in one group study space on first floor AND one of the study rooms on the second floor.
This room can be reserved, while the others are first come, first served
Available when not in use for classes or scheduled events
Finding Books Located in the Penfield Library Building. You'll find over 80,000 electronic books online but you may also need to find books in the building.
Task #7: Select an interesting book from the results. If the “status” is available then the book is in the building and has not been checked out. Write down the call number. Find your book in the building. Take a "shelfie" (picture of yourself in the shelves with your book). You can always Ask a Librarian at the Research Help Desk on the first floor if you need help. See images below.
If you do not select the "books only" option your results will also include articles and other non-book items.