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Note About Materials

This guide provides descriptions, but most of the FYS Library materials are housed in the Blackboard shell titled: "Start Smart" Resources for Faculty. That is where you will find assignment documents, videos, and modules ready to copy into your own FYS course. If you do not have access to that Blackboard shell, reach out to Jen Lau-Bond for other ways to get the materials.


The Library has made collaborations with FYS an important part of our service, because library and information literacy skills are fundamental to success in FYS, at Harper, in potential transfer institutions, and throughout life. 

We have many options for connecting your students with the Library and with information literacy skills. Options range from brief to extensive and are available in any modality (on campus, synchronous online, asynchronous online, even HyFlex). 

Keep in mind, the options detailed on this guide can be used alone or combined to create custom modules that meet your needs. For instance, you might have a librarian visit your class early on for a basic introduction, and then have the librarian return later to do a lesson on Career Research. Or, you might have a librarian load some introduction videos into your Blackboard shell for the students to watch, and then do the Evaluation lesson and assignment later. 

Use the left-hand navigation to help you narrow your choices, or get in touch with librarian Jen Lau-Bond to discuss your course and how we can help.