Collaborating Outside the Library for First-Year Success: Highlight Episode

Sponsored by ACRL

Recorded on 01/16/2018
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 23

First Year Experience Cookbook book cover

How do you increase the library’s profile and usefulness for freshmen students? Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan, authors of The First Year Experience Cookbook, published by ACRL, offer some ideas on collaborating with other organizations on campus, coordinating activities for freshmen around information literacy, and tools for strengthening librarians’ instructional services. In this special retrospective featuring selected highlights from The Authority File’s many episodes, Bill Mickey, editorial director at Choice, dives into all of that and more.

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About the guests:

Raymond Pun is the first year student success librarian at California State University, Fresno. He coordinates the first-year experience and information literacy program across campus. He previously worked as a reference and research services librarian at NYU Shanghai and at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library. He has presented and published extensively in the field including three edited volumes, Career Transitions for Librarians, Bridging Worlds and The First-Year Experience Cookbook. Raymond holds an M.L.S. from CUNY Queens College, M.A. in East Asian Studies and B.A. in History from St. John’s University.

Meggan Houlihan is the First-Year Experience and Instruction Librarian at New York University Abu Dhabi. In this role Meggan collaborates with the Office of First-Year Students, Writing Program, and Writing Center to equip freshman with basic information literacy skills. She is a former Coordinator of Instruction at The American University of Cairo, where she handled instructional activity, assessment, and outreach. She is active in ALA, ACRL, and the Information Literacy Network of the Gulf. She is a graduate of Indiana University (MLS), the University of Reading, UK (MA Modern History), and Eastern Illinois University (BA History).


About the Music:
The intro and outro music in Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).