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Online Doc ALA Annual FYE Discussion Group Agenda

by Danielle Rowland on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 04:56 pm

Saturday, June 27th, 8:30-10:00 AM, in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Yosemite B.

Topics/questions

Saturday, June 27th, 8:30-10:00 AM, in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Yosemite B.

Topics/questions

  1. What do FY students REALLY need to learn from and about the library during their first year?
  2. How do we decide when and how to make direct contact with FY students? Is this decided for us institutionally? What power do we have to change things if we want to? Do we want to?
  3. How can academic librarians convince freshman students that learning research skills begins with their first semester, rather than waiting another year or two? What would be the take-away value for them to make them motivated?
  4. How is the new IL framework changing how we think about working with first year students?

During our meeting time, we will set up at least one table for each discussion question. The more popular two topics (#s 1 and 2 below) may have more tables assigned to them.  Halfway through, we’ll you can switch to another topic table.

8:30-8:45a – Introductions, quick group business
8:45-9:15a – Discussion 1
9:15-9:45a – Discussion 2
9:45-10:00a– Parting thoughts

Theme: Critical reflection on our work with the first year experience
Critical reflection has had varied definitions in different contexts, so for our discussion, we’ll be using the ideas set out in Stephen Brookfield’s 1995 book, Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. This link to a short preparatory reading is to a version of the first chapter of that book. The section which defines critical reflection has the heading, “Understanding Reflection as Hunting Assumptions,” and is just over a page long, on pages 2-3. That’s the only reading you really need to do to understand the theme or prepare for our discussion. That section is followed by some examples in the context of classroom teaching, on pages 3-5, which may illuminate the process of uncovering assumptions in a way that you can translate to our context of working as librarians with first year students and programs. The rest of the chapter makes for interesting reading, but isn’t really necessary to prepare for our discussion.

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Event First Year Experience Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Annual Meeting of the ACRL First Year Experience Discussion Group

Online Doc ALA Annual FYE Discussion Group Agenda

by Carissa Tomlinson on Tue, May 21, 2013 at 08:47 am

Our meeting will be:
Sat, June 29; 08:30 am 10:00 am
Room: Pacific 1
Radisson Blu Hotel Chicago
221 North Columbus Drive

8:30-8:45a – Introductions, quick group business

8:45-9:15a – Discussion 1 (pick 1 of 2)

Our meeting will be:
Sat, June 29; 08:30 am 10:00 am
Room: Pacific 1
Radisson Blu Hotel Chicago
221 North Columbus Drive

8:30-8:45a – Introductions, quick group business

8:45-9:15a – Discussion 1 (pick 1 of 2)

Topic One: Information literacy in the first year- best practices for working with freshman seminars/ other common first year courses. What to do when there isn't a common course, etc.           

Topic Two: How to best coordinate/develop library instruction for FY seminars and composition classes in an online environment.

9:15-9:45a – Discussion 2 (pick 1 of 2)

Topic One: Strategies to align our FYE work with university metrics such as retention, grades, etc.

Topic Two: First-year library orientations: formats, scope, course tie-ins, etc.

9:45-10:00a– Parting thoughts

Hope to see you there!

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Discussion Listserv Information

by Carissa Tomlinson on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:55 am

Hi FYE ALA Connect people.  While this space will be used to post documents, including meeting times etc.  The primary discussion tool will be the listserv.  If you haven't already, please subscribe to the listserv. The listserv is through the ALA Sympa software.

Hi FYE ALA Connect people.  While this space will be used to post documents, including meeting times etc.  The primary discussion tool will be the listserv.  If you haven't already, please subscribe to the listserv. The listserv is through the ALA Sympa software.

If you haven't used Sympa software before, you'll need to create a log-in and password at http://lists.ala.org.  Once there, choose the "send me a password" link (if you do not already have one) and provide the form with the email address from which you are subscribed to and/or registered as an owner of any lists.  You will receive an email with your password.  You must then use your email address as your login ID, and log in to the Sympa web interface. Once logged in, you should see a number of discussion lists.  If not, click on 'Open Discussion Lists' and you should see acrl-fye@ala.org. You can also search for this discussion group in the search box. Click on this discussion group and click on subscribe. 

 

See you online!

 

Carissa Tomlinson

First Year Experience Librarian

Liaison to Nursing, Women’s & Gender Studies,

& Student Affairs

Albert S. Cook Library

Towson University

410-704-3359

ctomlinson@towson.edu

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To facilitate a platform for discussion and idea exchanges related to the library's role in the new student's first year experience in higher education. This could include, but is not limited to, discussions related to student transition and preparedness issues, transfer student populations, information literacy programs, outreach, and cross campus collaboration. The group could be of interest to any librarians working with this population at a variety of schools such as community colleges, four- year colleges, research universities, and even possibly those working in a K-12 setting.

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