Friday, September 15, 2006

University Library Offers Workshop for Parents during Ball State’s Move-in Days

The University Libraries offered two workshop sessions in mid-August for parents while students were moving to Ball State for fall classes.

A Workshop for Parents: Research How-to’s focused on the services and resources available at the University Libraries. Attendees learned about Bracken Library’s hours, the number of books and databases available in the libraries and online, opportunities for interlibrary loan, and research assistance services provided by the librarians.

The workshop sessions were inspired by results from a March 2006 survey conducted by College Parents of America to learn about current college parent experiences. The survey revealed that 74% of parents talk to their college student children at least two times a week. Nearly 20% of those communications likely dealt with students’ academic concerns.


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