Freshman Parents, Librarians Meet at Lamont

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Interim Head of Lamont Library Marty Schreiner talks wtih parents
during the annual Freshman Parents Reception. The reception was
held Friday at the Lamont Forum Room.

November 7, 2008 - Parents of Harvard freshmen gathered in the Lamont Forum Room on Friday, November 7, 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.

Interim Head of Lamont Library Martin Schreiner 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.