Integrating Information Literacy in First-Year Student Programs
This is a resource/ additional reading page for a webcast that will be delivered on February 5, 2014. I will be updating this post between now and then, so check back again later.
There is a growing body of research examining first-year students’ research practice and habits, and assessing the impact of information literacy instruction.
Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once they Enter College. Alison Head/ Project Information Literacy. December 2013. (PDF)
Examining Student Research Choices and Processes in a Disintermediated Searching Environment. Hannah Gascho Rempel, Stefanie Buck & Anne-Marie Deitering. portal: Librairies & the Academy. 2013.
Fortifying the Pipeline: A Quantitative Exploration of High School Factors Impacting the Information Literacy of First-Year College Students. Jennifer Fabbi. College & Research Libraries. (January 2015) (Pre-print).
Instructional Preferences of First-Year College Students with Below-Proficient Information Literacy Skills: A Focus Group Study. Don Latham & Melissa Gross. College & Research Libraries (September 2013).
Measuring the Impact of LIbrary Instruction on Freshmen Success and Persistence: A Quantitative Analysis. Jason Vance, Rachel Kirk & Justin Gardner. Communications in Information Literacy. 6:1 (2012).
The iConnected Parent. Barbara Hofer & Abigail Moore (2010). Simon & Schuster/ The Free Press.
Student Development Theory
Reflective Judgment Model (Karen Strohm Kitchener & Patricia King).
Chickering’s Vectors — Education & Identity. Arthur Chickering & Linda Reisser. Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Pascarella & Terenzini — How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research. Jossey-Bass, 2005.
FYE Programs take many forms and can include many components. No two campuses approach the task of helping students transition to college in exactly the same way.
Summer Bridge Programs
Student Success Workshops & Classes
First Year Seminars & Learning Communities
Study Abroad Programs
Service Learning Programs
Common Reading Programs
Undergraduate Research Experiences
Creative Library/FYE Partnerships
How Institutional Repositories Provide a Digital Compliment to the First-Year Experience. A presentation by Erin Passehl & Valerie Bagley, Western Oregon University at Online Northwest, 2012
Outreach to Parents
Assignments and Learning Activities
Untold Stories: History of People of Color in Oregon. Oregon State University. With the help of archivist Natalia Fernandez from the OSU Libraries, students in this first-year seminar created a walking guide to the OSU campus, featuring notable locations and students.
Uncovering OSU Research. A Google Map project designed to help students visualize the knowledge creation happening around them at a research university.
University of Oregon – Documenting the First-Year Experience project. Every year one of UO’s first-year seminar classes undertakes this project.
- Example of the Cephalonian method as used in a First-Year Seminar (Amanda Izenstark & Mary MacDonald)
- Create Your Own Cephalonian Adventure (Izenstark & MacDonald)