LOEX Conference Proceedings 2011

Document Type

Internet Innovations: Tutorials, LibGuides and Everything Else

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How do you "catch" transfer students to ensure that they receive timely instruction in information literacy? What kind of intervention will be compatible with library staff and budgetary considerations? What kind of outreach is likely to gain support of the institution? This presentation will describe USC Upstate's Foundation in Information Literacy (FIL), an "inventory" administered through the admissions process. We will describe how we created FIL, how we marketed it, what kinds of follow-up we have designed for students who take it, and the results of the pilot administrations in Spring and Fall 2010. We will also address the future possibilities for FIL becoming a permanent part of the admissions process or evolving in other ways. Because FIL is a work-in-progress, and because serving transfer students is a growing need on many campuses, we are designing this session to include an activity where participants will be able to share what their institutions are doing for transfer students and their ideas for more effective service to this population.