Creating an Engaging Library Orientation: First Year Experience Courses at University of California, San Diego
- Author(s): Goldman, Crystal
- Turnbow, Dominique
- Roth, Amanda
- Friedman, Lia
- Heskett, Karen
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doaj.org/article/f6e58a4f200a491a9ec8a57e464f5580
This article focuses on the development of an engaging library orientation module for UC San Diego First Year Experience (FYE) courses. The library module included a brief in-class presentation about research concepts and library services, an online interactive library scavenger hunt given as an in-class activity, and a homework assignment where students created public service announcements highlighting their favorite library space or resource. Over 400 FYE students completed the library module, and many indicated a marked increase in comfort using the library by the end of the module. Recommended practices are included for those wishing to create a similar module.