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Libraries make a lot of people a little uncomfortable because many believe that you must already know a lot to be there, know how to find things yourself, that librarians feel like they know everything and you don't, and that it is here to just quietly read books about stuff you already learn in your textbooks.
The First Year Experience with Libraries and Personal Librarian Program is designed to make all incoming freshmen more at ease in the library and to the resources and services of the UWF Libraries. We are dedicated to helping you become successful researchers, and we want to make sure you feel welcome and comfortable using the UWF Libraries.
The FYE with Libraries & PL program gives students a personalized and direct link to the library and is a great way to help them learn more about UWF and all it has to offer. We believe this personal contact facilitates access to library materials, answers questions, and makes the UWF Libraries a more useful, tailored resource for our students.
A student will typically work more frequently with their PL during their freshman year. Once a student becomes more familiar with the Libraries and/or declares a major, they will work with a Subject Specialist Librarian who can provide discipline-specific research assistance.
First Year Experience with Libraries
All First Year Experience students are automatically enrolled in a Canvas eLearning module named First Year Experience with Libraries. The module has smaller modules in it full of the science of libraries and research. These quiet "powers" greatly enhance the critical thinking that higher education is for. Students not only get badges proving their success. Their ENC 1101-1102 and SLS 1109 courses also grade you on earning their library science badges.
The faculty Library Scientist & Librarian who communicates with you through it is Ben Bell.
Mister Ben Bell, Librarian & Teacher
Every student checks emails regularly, like professionals do, and gets research guidance from FYE with Libraries.
Basic Library Instruction tutorials to Find, Evaluate and Use! Using the library helps form:
And you begin these valuable traits your first year in college by working with the library and librarians!
He will contact you occasionally throughout the year (but not too much!) to let you know about new resources, upcoming events, and research tips. However, you are also encouraged to call, email, or set up a meeting with at any time with any questions about any subject, in school or in your personal life: any kind of health questions, leadership, being bullied, and just becoming your best, authentic self! How much or how little you choose to work with us is up to you, but we are here to help, so take advantage of it!
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