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  1. The Perfect Storm: The Library’s Journey Into a First-Year Experience Project Olga Conneen Northampton Community College oconneen@northampton.edu ALA annual conference – CJCLS FYE: Connecting First Year College Students to the Library July 11, 2009

  2. 1. Middle States 2. Achieving the Dream 3. Assessment

  3. Getting there • General Education core outcomes • Faculty Innovation Grant • Achieving the Dream

  4. College Seminar: Applied Skills for Academic Success • Academic success strategies: note taking, active reading, time management, etc. • Information literacy • Critical thinking

  5. Assessment Strategies • Student Learning Outcomes • Rubrics • Closing the loop

  6. Information Literacy • Student Learning Outcome: • Student will be able to access needed information effectively and efficiently. • Student will be able to evaluate information and information sources critically, and incorporate selected information into his/her knowledge base. • Assignment: • Conduct a search on a specific research topic, and describe the process used to identify and select two resources (books, periodicals or other sources) relevant to that research topic.

  7. Question #4: Explain how you applied the following criteria to the sources you selected: relevance, timeliness, reliability.

  8. Be involved - look for opportunities on your campus! Use the terminology and tools of the faculty. Get two or three faculty to market your product.