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Welcome from the Director

Hello, undergraduates! Welcome to the library. We offer many services, spaces, and resources that will help you succeed in the classroom and ensure that you are prepared to enter your professional lives (or graduate school) with the skills needed to be efficient and ethical creators and consumers of information. We want you to be ready to think critically about how to find and use the best information possible for a variety of scenarios, whether in the workplace or in your daily lives.

There is more information being created now than ever before in the history of humankind. It can be incredibly difficult to sort out the valuable information from all the noise that surrounds us, especially when dealing with the complex issues that you will tackle as a student. In other words, research is tough, and you're expected to become proficient at it while you are a student.

Don't worry, though. We're here to help. Our librarians and staff are trained to be experts in helping you use information and we can make research way less painful. We'll interact with you in your classes and programs, acting as research guides from your first day on campus through your graduation. But don't wait for us to come to you! Visit us in the library or browse our various research guides, designed to help you find the right information for your assignments and papers. And please be sure to participate in the variety of events and opportunities for undergraduates, from our Library House Party to our Undergraduate Library Research Award.

Best of luck and we hope to see you in the library!

Matt Upson, Director for Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Services