"Mission Quite Possible"

Itís not just an assignment,
itís an adventure!

Attention Students:


As part of your New Student Seminar, you have been assigned a library adventure tour-"Mission Quite Possible," a self-guided treasure hunt to learn more about Newport and about the library.


Any time before your next NSS class, come on over to the library. YOU MAY WORK IN PAIRS. The tour will take about 30 minutes, and you will be given a certificate to show your advisor that you participated. Your task will be to follow the trail of a fellow student, a peep called Wanda, in a series of clues located throughout the library. Youíll figure out where she went and why. (You will also learn how to use the library.)


 Your first stop is the Circulation desk located at the entrance to the library. Report here with your SALVE CARD and say that you are a participant in the library adventure tour. You will receive your worksheet and your first clue.

Good luck, and have fun!

1. The original "Mission Quite Possible" treasure hunt is the creation of Sandra Marcus and Sheila Beck of the Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York. Marcus, S., & S. Beck. (2003). A Library Adventure: Comparing a Treasure Hunt with a Traditional Freshman Orientation Tour. College & Research Libraries, 64(1), 23-44.

2. A peep named Wanda was inspired by the Millikin University Library webpage on Peep Research, A study of small fluffy creatures and library usage at http://www.millikin.edu/staley/fluff/peep_research.html.

Ask at the Reference Desk, call 401.341.2289, or submit a question online if you need assistance.