Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research

A Practical Guide for Teaching Faculty


  • Molly Flaspohler, Concordia College, USA

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.
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Teaching faculty who instruct first-year students at institutions of higher education; Members of the academic library profession will also find this text useful as a tool for working with teaching faculty


Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-640-1


This is a welcome addition to the existing literature on the theme of collaboration between academics and librarians., Journal of Information Literacy

Table of Contents

The Millennials go to the library: Or do they? Information literacy in the context of the first year; Pragmatic pedagogical approaches.