Pre-professional or discipline-linked seminar

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Ohio University

The MP3 Audio Tour allows students to take a walking tour of the library on their own schedule. Students download these MP3 files onto their player and then walk around the library, like a museum tour, learning about places and services. We offered this to the college / major-based Learning Communities because their "common syllabus" is very open, and each instructor creates their own library-related assignment. This offers, at the very least, the common experience of walking the library.


These tours are available in the voice of a librarian, the voice of a student, and several languages (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.) The downside is you must keep them up-to-date, even if the original tour guide has graduated!