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Freshman Open House: Lamont & Beyond

New students learn about library collections, spaces, and services during Opening Days


Over 350 students visited Lamont Library during the 2015 Freshman Open House on August 31. This popular annual event included food, prizes, tours of the library, and a visit by the event's unofficial mascot, a mysterious lime-green gorilla. Students were invited to make buttons with images of well-known Harvard alums like Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Neil Degrasse Tyson. Librarians introduced the new User Research Center and recruited participants for further studies of library tools and services. The Collaborative Learning Space provided a showcase of libraries from across campus, including Houghton, Fine Arts, Baker, Law, Loeb Music, Tozzer, Cabot, Schlesinger, Maps, Digital Images, and the University Archives. The Freshman Open House planning team would like to especially thank the dozens of volunteers that made the event a resounding success.


Photos of the event can be found here

The 2015 open house included tours of Lamont Library, food, and prizes along with the opportunity to meet and talk with staff from other libraries and learn about library resources. Representatives also attended from the Bureau of Study Counsel, which offers tutoring services to undergraduates, and the Language Resource Center, which assists students taking foreign-language courses.

Learn more about Lamont Library by visiting its website and viewing this Prezi presentation on its resources. 

 Download the 2015 flyer

 Find the 2015 event in the library calendar

 View Lamont Library on the campus map

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