Woodbridge Librarian Provides Tutorials to Local Students
At the end of May, Woodbridge Campus Library Supervisor Kerry Cotter and Potomac Senior High School Library Media Specialist Marilyn Garnto collaborated to provide an introduction to college research for graduating Potomac seniors. Cotter and Garnto met with seniors to discuss the rigors of college academics, the high expectations students can expect to encounter from college and university faculty, and the major differences between high school and college libraries.
During the presentations, students were introduced to the wealth of academic resources available through NOVA libraries. Tutorials were provided on refining searches and managing results within academic databases. Plagiarism and ethical use of information in higher education were specifically addressed. Finally, a discussion on information literacy, appropriate academic uses of Google Scholar, and Internet search engines rounded out the discussion.
Cotter was delighted to meet many future NOVA scholars and made sure to inform them they could expect to find a beautiful new Woodbridge Arts and Sciences Building opening fall 2013, as well as eager faculty and staff ready to assist them at the Woodbridge Campus. A NOVA pennant was donated by Cotter to hang in the College Corner of the Potomac Senior High School Library.