During the English for Professional Communication class last week, we were having a session at the library. This session is called User Education Class (Library Tour) handled by our lecturer assisted by a few library staffs. This session took approximately three hours including the tour in the library.
As a student, I found this session was very helpful for us. It’s been three years I’m studying at this university and only this year we’ve been exposed to it. During the session, we have been introduced to the library’s web. There were a few applications that were actually very helpful for us in doing our assignments. For example the WebOPAC is used to browse for the journal when you are in the campus whereas EZproxy is used when you are outside the campus. It is easier for us to browse for any journal we need for the assignments.
There are also several services provided by the UTeM’s library such as locker services renting, online renew, self-check machine and many more. All these services provide amenities for the student. For example, Self-check machine is a machine that can be used by the students to borrow books without having to queue at the counter. As for me, this machine would be very useful and saves my time for the borrowing procedure.
The last activity was having tour around the library. We were separated into two groups and handled by the staffs there. They took us around the library and introduced us to every section of the library. This tour didn’t take long as all the members gave their full support to the staff. Besides that, the staff explanation was also clear and easy for us to understand.
I strongly recommended having this kind of activities for the junior and so that they could apply it in their learning period in the university as it helps much in their everyday life as a students.
Last but not least, this session was very helpful for us. There are many things that I think we didn’t know about the library until we have this session. We...