Lamont Welcomes Freshmen with Annual Open House
September 17, 2007 – The annual Lamont Freshman Open House held last Thursday welcomed more than 320 first-years to the library with tours, raffle prizes, and food in an all-afternoon event coordinated around the theme You@Lamont. Members of Lamont's staff, as well as HCL and FAS colleagues, served as meeters-and-greeters, tour guides, and advisers. Student greeters were also on hand in the Lamont lobby to welcome their fellow undergraduates.
The popular library tours, dubbed the "YouTour" in keeping with the afternoon’s theme, ran continuously throughout the afternoon, guided by staff recruited from across the College Library. Meanwhile, HCL librarians stationed at the Circulation desk, Morse Music & Media, and the newly opened Research Services at Lamont answered questions, discussed library resources, and provided information about the many services available to Harvard students at Lamont. The event also gave freshmen the opportunity to learn about the Social Sciences Program, Woodberry Poetry Room, and the Language Resource Center.
Students attending the open house received the giveaway item of a Lamont-branded USB key as well as the chance to win a prize during one of the afternoon’s hourly raffles.