Scavenger Hunts, Zoom & Trolls: Lessons Learned from Virtual Outreach
The Research and Engagement team of Willis Library aims to connect with students through fun and educational outreach events. The sudden closure of the library due to Coronavirus complicated this mission. To overcome the distance, the Graduate Services Assistant Outreach Coordinator, in collaboration with other GSAs and the Student Engagement Librarian, implemented several virtual outreach events. These events utilized Zoom’s video conferencing technology and aimed to be entertaining while also promoting the library’s virtual reference services.