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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)
  • Academic Affairs Associate, University Core Curriculum (??)

Summer 2021

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Classes in PROWL

Librarian Resources

Librarian Presentations & Publications

Susan [Gardner] Archambault. "Adding Up to Success? Assessing Freshman Skills in Information LiteracyEuropean Conference on Information Literacy (2014).

McLean, Lindsey. (July, 2014). “Sustainable and Scalable: Planning and Implementing Reusable Online Learning Objects for Information Literacy Instruction.” Library Instruction West 2014, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

McLean, Lindsey. (May, 2014). “From Recommendations to Reality: Designing Effective Online Tutorials.” LOEX 2014, Grand Rapids, MI.

McLean, Lindsey. (January, 2014). “Enhancing Your Students Information Literacy Skills Using the Library’s Online Tools. ”Teaching with Technology Day, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Susan [Gardner] Archambault. "Close Encounters of the Digital Kind: Designing Effective Online TutorialsIFLA Pre-Conference on Information Literacy and Reference Services (2013).

McLean, Lindsey. (March, 2013) “Online and On Target: Active Learning in Web-based Tutorials. ”SCELC Research Day, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

McLean, Lindsey. (February, 2013) “Why Start From Scratch? Recycle Ideas, Active Learning Exercises, and Design from other Online Tutorials. ”SCIL Works: Hack Your Library!, California State University, San Marcos, C


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.