While much of DePaul’s campus quiets down over the summer, there is a buzz each week when new students and their families arrive for Premiere DePaul orientation. Premiere is a program run by the Office of New Student & Family Engagement that aids incoming students and their families in transitioning into the university. Each orientation includes a resource fair in the Lincoln Park Student Center where various offices and programs across DePaul host tables, give out swag, and welcome new students.
DePaul University Library staff have had a blast hosting a table and talking with new students at Premiere resource fairs throughout the summer. If you are attending a Premiere orientation this summer, be sure to stop by our table to meet staff, learn about the library, and grab a button, sticker, or other swag!
Anna Riedel, a peer research tutor at the John T. Richardson Library, has been staffing many of the Premiere resource fairs for the library this summer and has some advice for incoming students:
Even though I am about to start my final year at DePaul, it feels like just yesterday when I took a tour of DePaul and fell in love with the Vincentian mission and … the library. As silly as it sounds, the DePaul Library was a major factor in my decision to come to DePaul. I was working at my high school library and had found my people and my place and I have done the same at the DePaul Library.
As I talk to incoming students at the Premiere fairs, I want to help them understand that the library is not just a place to study, but it is an integral part of the DePaul environment where friendships are forged and knowledge is explored. It has been wonderful sharing my enthusiasm for the library with incoming students to see a few faces light up with excitement and anticipation for what their path at DePaul may lead to. – Anna Riedel
If you have any questions about the Library before you start your journey at DePaul, be sure to ask us at Premiere fair or contact us anytime through our Ask a Librarian service. We’re excited to have you join us soon!