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Learning Outcomes: FYS

  • Be able to evaluate sources for quality (e.g., by learning to differentiate between scholarly and popular sources)
  • Acquire research skills including use of the library catalog and electronic databases to retrieve books or articles, whether in print or online
from First Year Seminar Defining Characteristics

FYS Stakeholders

  • Director, University Core Curriculum (Arnab Banerji)
  • Coordinator, University Core Curriculum (Jaedyn Baker)

Summer 2021

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Classes in PROWL

Librarian Resources

Librarian Presentations & Publications

(organized by date)

Archambault, S.G. (2014). Adding up to success? Assessing freshman skills in information literacy [Conference presentation]. European Conference on Information Literacy. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

McLean, L. (July, 2014). Sustainable and scalable: Planning and implementing reusable online learning objects for information literacy instruction [Conference presentation]. Library Instruction West 2014, Portland, OR.

McLean, L. (May, 2014). From recommendations to reality: Designing efective online tutorials [Conference presentation]. LOEX 2014, Grand Rapids, MI.

McLean, L. (January, 2014). Enhancing your students information literacy skills using the library’s online tools. Teaching with Technology Day, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Archambault, S.G. (2013). Close encounters of the digital kind: Designing effective online tutorials [Conference presentation]. IFLA Pre-Conference on Information Literacy and Reference Services.

McLean, L. (March, 2013) Online and on target: Active learning in web-based tutorials [Conference presentation]. SCELC Research Day, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

McLean, L. (February, 2013) Why start from scratch? Recycle ideas, active learning exercises, and design from other online tutorials [Conference presentation]. SCIL Works: Hack Your Library!, California State University, San Marcos, CA.


We are proud to announce that the FYS tutorials were selected for inclusion into PRIMO, a peer-reviewed collection of instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing, and evaluating information in networked environments.