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ERIC Number: EJ841456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
Situating the Library in the First Year Experience Course
Bissett, Susan J. C.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v12 n2 p11-22 2004
John Gardner, of the National Resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition, addressed academic librarians at the ACRL meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, in April 2003, urging librarians to become more actively involved in First Year Experience courses. Susan J. C. Bissett responds in this article, citing the difficulties librarians have in gaining faculty attention and acceptance of ideas derived from the Information Literacy movement. She connects librarians' problems with integrating a "library" or information component into the curriculum of First Year Experience courses to the more general difficulties that librarians face in persuading faculty to incorporate into their courses such Information Literacy goals as information finding, information evaluation, and synthesis of information. She discusses the role that administration plays in guiding faculty to adopt Information Literacy goals and the need for college administrations to provide greater resources to faculty and librarians attempting to create meaningful First Year Experience courses. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina