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We met as graduate students in the first group to take part in an experimental master’s program in first-year studies. This program established the study of first-year students as an academic discipline, offering classes in the cognitive development of first-year students, approaches to multiculturalism in the first-year experience, first-year seminar and program design, the history of...
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I would foremost like to thank Jenny Dale for always serving as the brightest inspiration for my teaching practice and Adrienne Button, with whom I conceived this book, for being one of the smartest and strongest people I know. I would also like to thank Samantha Harlow and Rachel Olsen for their help and for sharing their personal expertise with me. I am likewise grateful to Amy Harris Houk,...
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Thus, while the first year of college can be exhilarating, it can also be incredibly difficult and stressful. Far from being solely about academics, first-year students must learn to navigate social, cultural, physical, mental, familial, and financial concerns, among others. In the United States, as many as one in three first-year students do not return for their sophomore...
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One crucial aspect of preparing to teach first-year students is considering whether you would benefit from a structured training plan in a new first-year instruction role. Many new graduates, along with those transitioning from other types of library positions, may have little-to-no formal experience with teaching students at any level before accepting an instruction...
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Online learning is growing at a rapid rate in America. According to the US Department of Education, the number of undergraduate students taking online or distance education classes rose from 15 percent in 2003-20041 to 31 percent in 2015-2016.2 The demographics of online learners vary from institution to institution, but the flexibility of online degrees...
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As previously discussed, teaching librarians who work with first-year students often feel an immense amount of pressure to cover all the information literacy skills and habits of mind students will need as lifelong learners, often in a single instruction session. Because of this, assessment can feel like just one more thing first-year instruction librarians are expected to fit into a too-brief...
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While their answers touched on many different aspects of teaching first-year students, some common themes emerged. These themes included predictions based on reflecting on their on-the-ground experiences in academic libraries as well as analysis of trends in higher education, and aspirations for future directions in the profession of information literacy instruction. Additionally,...
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Adrienne Button, MS, MLIS, is the instruction coordinator for the Kaufman Library at Georgia Gwinnett College, where she developed the GGC Information Literacy Omnibus, a foundational document that aligns the ACRL Framework to the research process, with particular emphasis on designing learning experiences for first-year students. She has presented on this work...
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This innovative series written and edited for librarians by librarians provides authoritative, practical information and guidance on a wide spectrum of library processes and operations.
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