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1. Is there a Library Orientation?

Yes. [i] Attend LibQuest as part of Freshmen Orientation [ii] Complete LIB001

All students except Law students* must complete the following course: LIB001 - Library Research Skills 2017-18 [Login with your SMU ID and password only]. 

There are 3 Learning Activities (LA) to be completed:

  • LA1: Getting to know you better
  • LA2: Digital Literacy
  • LA3: Finding Resources
* The Library Orientation for Law students (LLB + JD) is a required component of the LAW104 Legal Systems, Legal Methods and Analysis course, which you will access via eLearn. Law students will be contacted separately regarding this.

 

2. Why do I need to complete LIB001 - Library Research Skills 2017 - 18?

Learning how to use the library’s resources and services will help you achieve academic success while at SMU and give you a head-start in your studies. At SMU you are required to become an independent learner and apply critical thinking skills.

3. Where can I learn more about the Library Orientation Programmes?

In addition to information published on the library’s website, you will hear more during the Academic Briefing. Look out for emails from the library too!

4. Are the learning activities for LIB001 - Library Research Skills 2017 - 18 compulsory?

Yes, please complete all the activities by Sunday 27 August 2017. The eLearn (online learning management system) tracks learners and upon completion it will appear in your CCA transcript.

5.How do I access the learning activities in the eLearn system?

You will need to login with your SMU ID and password only.

6.I am a Law Student; do I need to complete the Online Library Orientation Programme?

The Library Orientation for Law students is built into the LAW104 Legal Systems, Legal Methods and Analysis course. All Law students must complete it. It is a course requirement. Law students will be contacted separately regarding the Library course.

7. I have some questions about the Library Orientation Programme, who do I contact?

Email your enquiries to library@smu.edu.sg.

 

8. What are the LibQuest dates?

The LibQuest dates are 11, 19 July, and 3 August 2017. These will be run in conjunction with the Freshmen Orientation (FO) sessions. Your student leader facilitators will advise you further on timings.   

9. What a LibQuest?

LibQuest is a problem-based learning activity where you will participate through discovery how to use the physical and digital library.

10. Is LibQuest Compulsory?

Yes.

11. By when should I complete the LIB001 Library Research Skills course?

Please complete the course and activities by Sunday 27 August 2017.

12.I have a clash with other matriculation activities e.g. Academic Briefing. What do I do

It is important you choose a session/slot when you are available. LibQuest sessions coincide other events when you are required to be on campus to complete other activities.