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Library Resources for First Year Curriculum (FYS and CCC): First Year Information Literacy Curriculum

Library Session 1: First Year Seminar: THEME: Orientation

Learning Objectives

  1. Contact the Reference Librarian
  2. Identify Library Spaces and Their Purposes
  3. Navigate and Find Basic Information from the Library Website
  4. Locate a book (print and ebook)
  5. Use Library of Congress Classification System

Activities

Before class

  1. Watch librarian welcome video
  2. Respond to survey Canvas survey about library instruction expectations

During class

  1. Tour
  2. Navigate library website - group activity
  3. Locate books and ebooks - demonstration and hands-on activity
  4. Library of Congress classification - hands-on activity
  5. Assessment - interactive quiz

 

Library Session 2: First Year Seminar: THEME: Find Quality Sources

Learning Objectives

  1. Create Search Strategy Using Boolean Logic
  2. Revise Search Strategy Using Keywords and Subject Terms
  3. Locate Book
  4. Locate Journal Article and Limit to Scholarly
  5. Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan
  6. Recognize Academic Research Terminology

Activities

Before class

  1. Watch two videos about search strategies
  2. Take short ungraded quiz in Canvas

During class

  1. Create search strategy using Boolean - review and interactive activity
  2. Revise search strategy - review
  3. Locate a book - demonstration
  4. Locate a journal article
    1. Define journals - group activity
    2. Locate journal articles - demonstration
  5. Locate resources for upcoming research paper - workshop
  6. Assessment - interactive quiz

 

Library Session 3: Created and Called for Community: THEME: Document Sources

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify parts of a citation
  2. Create simple book and journal article citations
  3. Find book and journal article based on citation, rather than topic
  4. Use citation management software

Activities

Before class

  1. Watch video about Zotero citation management software
  2. Answer two questions about whether you use citation management software

During class

  1. Identify parts of a citation - group activity
  2. Create simple book and article citations - group activity
  3. Find book and journal article based on a given citation - group activity

Library Session 4: Created and Called for Community: THEME: Evaluate and Integrate a Variety of Sources

Learning Objectives

  1. Revise search strategy to include a variety of sources
  2. Evaluate resources
  3. Determine if a resource is scholarly
  4. Use interlibrary loan appropriately

Activities

Before class

  1. Review search strategy materials from First Year Seminar
  2. Watch video about evaluating resources and take a short quiz
  3. Watch video about determining if a source is scholarly and take a short quiz

During class

  1. Revise search strategy to include a variety of sources - workshop
  2. Evaluate resources - group activity and share with class
  3. Determine if a resource is scholarly - group activity and share with class
  4. Use interlibrary loan appropriately - short demo during discussions
  5. Assessment - interactive quiz