Introduction

In November 2007 the Dickinson Faculty passed an APSC proposal to include information literacy in First Year Seminars: "First-year seminars will include at least one assignment requiring students to seek, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically with regard to academic honesty and citation. An annotated bibliography is an ideal way to reach this goal. We believe that integrating the library component through multiple short presentations and activities tied to assignments is preferable to the past practice of separate library meetings. We endorse use of the library's recently-developed skill "modules" and the requirements that all seminars use the academic honesty exercise."

Each FY Seminar has a Liaison Librarian assigned to it. The liaison's role is to work closely with the faculty member to incorporate information literacy instruction into the seminar. Your liaison librarian can help you by teaching group information literacy sessions tailored to your course content, providing examples of effective library research assignments, helping to grade information literacy assignments, meeting with students outside of class time in small groups or one-on-one to provide research skills consultations, and obtaining materials (e.g., books, films) to support your course.