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Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research

A Practical Guide for Teaching Faculty

Aimed at teaching professionals working with first-year students at institutions of higher learning, this book provides practical advice and specific strategies for integrating contemporary information literacy competencies into courses intended for novice researchers. The book has two main goals - to discuss the necessity and value of incorporating information literacy into first-year curricula; and to provide a variety of practical, targeted strategies for doing so. The author will introduce and encourage teaching that follows a process-driven, constructivist framework as a way of engaging first-year students in library work that is interesting, meaningful and disciplinarily relevant.

Paperback, 198 Pages

Published: November 2011

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-640-1


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