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Integrative Seminar and Studio Faculty Guide

Resources and information for instructors teaching PUFY 1000-1001 and PUFY 1010-1011

Supporting First-Year Students

Library instruction supports the diverse needs, backgrounds, and experiences of all students. Please keep these points in mind.

Integrative Seminar 

  • There are inequities that might have prevented students from using libraries before college. 
  • First-year students are most likely using academic libraries for the first time. 
    • Academic libraries are organized differently than public libraries and school libraries. 
    • Academic libraries offer specialized collections, resources, and services that students might be unfamiliar with. 

Integrative Studio 

  • First-year students might be unfamiliar with the ways library collections can support artistic and design practice. 

Further Reading to Support First-Year Students