Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your first week at Goldsmiths University. This year was the first year we had a Welcome Week rather than the Freshers. This was also the first time that we had a welcome desk in the library to greet you all as you came in.
Last week at the Welcome Desk we dealt with over 1117 inquiries. These ranged from asking when the next tour was to what the Dewey Decimal number was for Media Studies.
We ran tours every half an hour from 10am, with the last one going at 4pm. During the five days we gave tours to 905 students. To those of you who came on the tours – I hope you all found it useful. If you missed the tours last week, for the rest of this week (until Friday 5th October) we will be giving library tours at 10am, 12 midday and 4pm.
We had a desk in the Marquee on the College Green on the Monday and Tuesday. At times it was manned by Sally (pictured above) the Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Politics and Psychology. During those two days we interacted with 214 students, giving them information on what the library was offering during the week and the best way to get in contact with the library.
One final number for you, during the first two days we gave away £15.00 worth of chewy sweets and lollies!