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First Year Student Library Instruction Programs: CLIP Note #33
Debbie Malone and Carol Videon
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8230-3
Publisher: ACRL
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186 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8230-3
Year Published: 2003
For decades, college librarians have worked with faculty to incorporate library instruction into their courses. Yet the degree to which information literacy goals and objectives have been integrated at colleges and universities is not entirely clear. Since so many instruction sessions are incorporated into first year student courses, the survey detailed in this CLIP Note focused on instruction for first year students. How many institutions are offering credit bearing stand-alone courses for first year students? Are library skills an articulated objective or competency in the first year curriculum? How many institutions offer multiple course-related sessions for first year students? The responses to these and other questions are as diverse as the institutions surveyed, revealing that there is no “one size fits all” model program for library instruction. Samples of objectives and competencies, syllabi, assignments, and tutorials are included in this CLIP Note as suggestions for librarians and faculty working together to graduate information literate students. Selected Bibliography.
Table of Contents


Survey Procedure


General Information on the Survey Respondents
Instruction Librarians and Sessions Taught
Course Related Sessions Offered
Credit Bearing Stand Alone Courses
Modes of Instruction
Statement of Competencies
Types of Assignments
Grading/Evaluating Student Work
Technology Used in Teaching
Class Size
Planning and Teaching
Strengths and Weaknesses
Works Cited






Goshen College
Harold and Wilma Good Library
Goshen, Indiana

Lafayette College
Skillman Library
Easton, Pennsylvania

Lynchburg College
Knight-Capron Library
Lynchburg, Virginia

Messiah College
Murray Library
Grantham, Pennsylvania

North Central College
North Central College Library
Naperville, Illinois

Reed College
Reed College Library
Portland, Oregon

Seton Hill University
Reeves Library
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Shawnee State University
Clark Memorial Library
Portsmouth, Ohio

University of Richmond
Boatwright Memorial Library
Richmond, Virginia

Wartburg College
Vogel Library
Waverly, Iowa

Wheaton College
Bushwell Memorial Library
Wheaton, Illinois

Western New England College
D’Amour Library
Springfield, Massachusetts

William Patterson College
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
Wayne, New Jersey

Course Syllabi

Arkansas Tech University
Pendergraft Library and Technology Center
Russellville, Arkansas

Birmingham Southern College
Miles Library
Birmingham, Alabama

California State University San Marcos
Cal State San Marcos Library
San Marcos, California

Gannon University
Nash Library
Erie, Pennsylvania

Lynchburg College
Knight-Capron Library
Lynchburg, Virginia

St. Francis University
Pasquerilla Library
Loretto, Pennsylvania

Wayne State University
Walter P. Reuther Library
Detroit, Michigan

University of North Carolina Asheville
D. Hiden Ramsey Library
Asheville, North Carolina

University of North Florida
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Jacksonville, Florida

York College
Schmidt Library
York, Pennsylvania

Online Tutorials

Goucher College
Julia Rogers Library
Baltimore, Maryland

North Central College
North Central College Library
Naperville, Illinois

Northern State University
Williams Library
Aberdeen, South Dakota

University of Montevallo
Carmichael Library
Montevallo, Alabama

University of Richmond
Boatwright Memorial Library
Richmond, Virginia

University of Southern Colorado
University Library
Pueblo, Colorado

Xavier University
University Library
Cincinnati, Ohio


Austin College
Abell Library
Sherman, Texas

Earlham College
Lilly Library
Richmond, Indiana

Eckerd College
Eckerd College Library
St. Petersburg, Florida

Goshen College
Harold and Wilma Good Library
Goshen, Indiana

Lynchburg College
Knight-Capron Library
Lynchburg, Virginia

Marywood University
Marywood University Library
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Salisbury University
Blackwell Library
Salisbury, Maryland

SUNY College Fredonia
State University of New York
Daniel A. Reed Library
Fredonia, New York

University of North Carolina Pembroke
Sampson-Livermore Library
Pembroke, North Carolina

Walla Walla College
Peterson Memorial Library
College Place, Washington

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