The FYS Library Session: An Introduction to Information Literacy
The First Year Seminar experience provides students with the “intellectual transition” to Hope College” and “college-level learning in the liberal arts.” Within this framework, the library session is designed to give students early exposure to academic research and the unique educational role of the library/librarians. During the session, students will be actively introduced to fundamental concepts of information literacy, concepts that will get them started on the right track as they begin their own college-level research. As librarians, we hope to leave the students with a positive awareness of the library as well as piqued curiosity about their own existing information-seeking and consumption habits.
It is our goal that students emerge from the session with:
Although the standard FYS library session is very much a general introduction, we encourage you to collaborate with your FYS librarian in the development of course-integrated library/information literacy goals and objectives for your students. We would be happy to discuss options for “FYS-appropriate” assignments or activities related to your overall course theme or topic. If you already have something in mind, we would encourage you to share it with us in advance so we can better prepare for students as they come looking for help. In addition, we welcome the opportunity to work with your students in a follow-up “library lab,” or even meet with them in small groups outside of class time.
Scheduling Your Library Session
Contact: Patti Carlson, Administrative Assistant (616) 395-7790 firstname.lastname@example.org
After you have contacted Patti, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from one of the Research and Instruction Librarians which will include the day/time and place of your library session.
Most sessions are done in either the Library Teaching Lab or the Granberg Room (both are located on the second floor of the library). However, in order to accommodate all sessions, some may be conducted in another lab on campus if there are overlapping date requests.
We look forward to working with you and your FYS students!