Freshman Parents, Librarians Meet at Lamont

Elizabeth McKeigue and freshman parents  
Elizabeth McKeigue, Research Librarian at Widener Library, speaks with Class of 2011 parents.

– Parents of Harvard freshmen gathered in the Forum Room of Lamont Library on Friday, October 26, for the Harvard College Library's Freshman Parents' Reception. Annually, the Friends of the Harvard College Library sponsor a reception to welcome and introduce parents to the library as part of the campus-wide Freshman Parents' Weekend. The brunch reception gives parents a chance to meet librarians, learn about library programs, and discover how the library figures in their child's daily activities. Tours of Lamont and Widener allowed parents to see where their student may study and demonstrated the many resources available in the libraries.

Associate Librarian for Collection Management, MarilynWood, welcomed parents, gave an introduction to the Harvard College Library, and spoke about how the libraries factor into students' lives.

The reception is a project of the Friends of the Harvard College Library, which is for staff members as well as general supporters of the library. See the HCL public site for information about the Friends and the membership application.