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How can libraries and librarians expand out from a First Year Experience (FYE) ‘library week’ to an entire library-focused course? By proposing and conducting an innovative library-centric FYE course, of course! FYE Programs are a hot topic in academia right now, but many academic libraries are relegated to “library week” status. This program seeks to explain the process for proposing a FYE class by academic libraries and librarians. Our library took the general FYE program and transformed it into a library-centric FYE experience for incoming freshmen. The program will delve into topics, including, but not limited to: FYE topic consideration, the FYE proposal process, FYE syllabus creation, integrating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into your FYE, advocating for the FYE, and getting ready for your first FYE course.


Presented at The Innovative Library Classroom 2017, May 10-11, Radford University, Radford, VA.

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University Libraries


FYE, Instruction