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How We Teach Is What We Teach: Integrating Effective FYE Instruction with Faculty
Tuesday, July 24th at 2:00 PM ET

Teaching first year students presents a unique set of challenges for librarians and faculty. Students arrive without strong information literacy skills, and while faculty are experts in their disciplines, very few have studied research pedagogy. How students are taught during their first months on campus is almost as important as what they are taught.  

Join Kent State University Library Director Mary Hricko and Fresno State Doctoral Student Ray Pun as they discuss strategies for improving the efficacy of information literacy instruction by using resources like Credo, and how to bring faculty into the loop so they too can positively impact student outcomes. From structuring research assignments, to orienting students to library resources, attendees will gain insights into how to:

Arrow Reduce library anxiety and other challenges common to first year students

Arrow Replace outdated faculty conceptions of library services and gain buy-in for information literacy instruction

Arrow Incorporate resources in instruction for maximum impact

Meet Our Presenters

mary H headshotDr. Mary Hricko
Library Director

Kent State University

Dr. Mary Hricko is the Library Director at Kent State University Geauga Campus and the Regional Academic Center where she teaches courses in English and Education. Her research interests include accessible digital learning, quality assurance in higher education, and open education affordability. She is an NEH Scholar and serves as a member of the ITC Taskforce for Accessible Distance Education. She is also a member of Ohio’s Affordable Learning Ambassador team and was recently awarded the 2018 Distance Education Visionary Award by the American Library Association of Ohio.

 RP headshot_1Ray Pun
Doctoral Student in Education
California State University, Fresno

Raymond Pun is a doctoral student in educational leadership at Fresno State. In his career, Ray has worked as the first year experience librarian at Fresno State, and a research librarian at NYPL and at NYU Shanghai. An active member of ALA, SLA and IFLA, he has also published and presented extensively in the areas of public and academic librarianship and community engagement. His publications include The First-Year Experience Cookbook (ACRL 2017) with Meggan Houlihan. Ray is also currently part of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee and ALA Council.