On October 18th, approximately 80 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members, administrative personnel, and others participated in the Back to School event held in the Graff Library and outside in Bolsky Plaza. Take a look at the pictures on our Facebook page!
Attendees could visit six information stations:
- Speed Research Networking (staffed by the Graduate Student Organization)
- Career and Professional Development (staffed by the Postdoctoral Association; see titles from the book collection)
- Document Delivery and ILLiad (click here to see ILLiad FAQ handout)
- Keeping Up with the Literature (click here to see Keeping Up handout)
- Clinical Resources
- Access the Library. Anytime! Anywhere! (Handouts: After Hours brochure and general library brochure)
If they visited at least four stations, they qualified for a free lunch. They could also complete a short quiz covering information given at the stations (see the report card for the questions). If they answered at least 8 correct, they could enter a drawing for one of our fabulous gift baskets.
Ten people visited all 6 stations! Twenty-six ILLiad accounts (our online document delivery and interlibrary loan system) were established! And, 41 people qualified for the themed baskets and other raffle prizes, which included a Halloween themed basket (with wine, glasses, and jewelry), GIANTmicrobes Christmas ornaments, and the romance basket (complete with picnic basket, blanket, wine, and two very special GIANTmicrobes). To top it all off, there were two pinatas ready and waiting to be gently destroyed for the candy inside.
The event was organized and planned by the Graff Medical and Scientific Library, Postdoctoral Association, Postdoctoral Training Office, Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences and Graduate Student Organization. See below for the breakdown of attendee categories (tallied using report cards turned in for the raffle):
- 10 (or 22%) Postdoctoral fellows
- 12 (or 26%) Graduate students
- 12 (or 26%) Faculty/Researchers
- 4 (or 9%) Administrative personnel
- 1 (or 2%) Clinicians
- 7 (or 15%) Other or did not specify