Getting our foot (back) in the door

Reestablishing a freshman instruction program

Janet DeForest, Rachel Fleming May, David Brett Spencer

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Abstract

In 1999, librarians at the University of Alabama (UA) developed a program to reintroduce library instruction into the English Department’s mandatory Freshman Composition Program.This article discusses the development, execution, outcome, and assessment of the program and includes tips for developing a similar program.Through negotiation and open discussion with the Director of Freshman English, the library successfully convinced the Director to allow a program of instruction back into the English 101 program.Library instruction sessions were paired with one of the essays/assignments common to all English 101 classes.A survey conducted to assess the library’s efforts concluded that the instruction had a positive effect on students’ understanding of library resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-167
Number of pages17
JournalReference Librarian
Volume41
Issue number85
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 2004

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DeForest, Janet ; May, Rachel Fleming ; Spencer, David Brett. / Getting our foot (back) in the door : Reestablishing a freshman instruction program. In: Reference Librarian. 2004 ; Vol. 41, No. 85. pp. 151-167.
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Getting our foot (back) in the door : Reestablishing a freshman instruction program. / DeForest, Janet; May, Rachel Fleming; Spencer, David Brett.

In: Reference Librarian, Vol. 41, No. 85, 30.06.2004, p. 151-167.

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