Guidelines for Summer Group Visitors
Each summer, many people visit or live on campus while attending a summer
program affiliated with the University of Delaware. Students new to the
University will benefit from an orientation or Library tour which introduces Library resources and research strategies.
Librarians are information specialists who routinely help orient and guide students in the use of Library resources and who regularly teach basic and advanced research strategies. General orientations to the Library as well as subject-specific sessions are available.
So that students may benefit from these sessions, the Library requests that instructors observe the following guidelines:
- Please schedule orientations at least one week in advance of the session's desired date. Orientations should be scheduled as far in advance as possible. Please contact
Tom Melvin, Interim Coordinator for Library Instruction (phone (302) 831-6230;
- Groups visiting the Library should be no larger than 40 students.
- Instructors must accompany the group and remain with them at all
times. One adult for every ten students is recommended.
- Instructors are responsible for monitoring their students' use of
Library electronic resources, including the Internet, as well as the
media, book, and periodical collections. An adult supervisor must remain
with students using the Media and Computing sites.
- Students must behave appropriately and in a manner which does not
disturb others; disruptive behavior, such as loud talking
or running through the Library, is not acceptable.
- Group study space in the Library is limited and large groups of students
studying together can be noisy. We recommended that large groups be
divided into smaller groups and that they do not all study in the same