Information literacy has been an integral part of Lafayette College’s First Year Seminar program since its inception in 1992. In May 2011, Lafayette’s faculty voted to approve the new curriculum and continue their support for the integration of information literacy in the FYS. Three information literacy outcomes are assessed in the FYS program:
Each FYS is assigned a librarian, who typically meets with the class twice during the semester. The first meeting usually provides an introduction to library resources and the second focuses on evaluating sources, particularly free Web sources.
Each First Year Seminar includes at least one project in which students are required to use information resources. Many types of projects beyond a typical research paper may be assigned. Some ideas are listed below.
If you would like to explore project ideas for your class, please contact Lijuan Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org, X. 5152) or your FYS librarian.