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Turning Titan 2019

The Ames Library is happy to join our colleagues in New Student Orientation in welcoming the Class of ’23 to Illinois Wesleyan University! New Titans are encouraged to learn more about the library and how we can help you to succeed in the classroom right from the start during the “Turning Titan My Way” sessions on Thursday, August 22nd, and to start becoming familiar with our services to students, including research assistance, access to technology, print and digital resources for every department and program, and resources to help you make the most of signature experiences at Illinois Wesleyan, including internships, study abroad, service learning, and undergraduate research. Most importantly, you’ll learn who your liaison librarian is, and how your librarian will be able to help you to identify, access, evaluate, and use the information sources you need to make the most of your student experience at IWU.

Students who took part in the Summer Reading Program will find the library to be the gateway not only to resources that will help you to further explore issues and ideas found in Educated, but also to programs throughout the year supporting this year’s intellectual theme, “Fact of Fiction.”

The Ames Library is also home to other people and programs that will help you to succeed at IWU, including The Writing Center, Action Research Center, and Thorpe Center, and is joining campus colleagues this year in launching the new student information service, Titan Central.

Be sure to learn more about all of these during orientation, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the library!

Welcoming Titan Parents to the Library

Turning Titant Parent logo

Turning Titant Parent logo

On June 22, 2019, The Ames Library will join partners including Academic Advising, Career Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Information Technology, Study Abroad, and others at the “Experience IWU” Parent Orientation’s “Titan Fair.”

Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the services available to their students in the library, and across campus, as part of our commitment to student success. We will also highlight expert services provided by our librarians, and ways in which we can help students to achieve their goals in the classroom and out while taking advantage of academic opportunities including internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, and more.

Research has shown that parents can be powerful partners with librarians and other student success professionals to ensure that students learn about, and take advantage of, all of the resources available to them as they make the successful transition to college life. We look forward to meeting our students and their families this summer as they continue the process of “Turning Titan“!