The First-Year Experience: Tailoring Instruction and Services to Students’ Needs

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Recorded on 08/14/2017
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 3

First Year Experience Cookbook book cover

Students arrive for their first year at school from all over the world and bring with them an endless range of life experiences. In this third installment of the First-Year Experience series, Cookbook editors Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan talk about how to tailor information literacy programs for students of all backgrounds.

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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).


Listen to the rest of the series:


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).