First-Year Instruction

The UT Libraries are a partner in first-year student success. Librarians lead instruction opportunities and develop customized learning resources designed for students enrolled in First-Year Composition, First-Year Studies, and Transition 201 courses.

Through participating in these experiences, students will be able to:

  • Explain and locate different resources and services available to them through the Libraries
  • Identify ways of asking for help from librarians
  • Utilize effective search strategies, such as using keywords and synonyms, in the Libraries’ OneSearch and databases
  • Describe ways of evaluating information resources before incorporating and citing these sources
  • Begin to explore connections between their lived experiences and critical information literacy concepts
  • Understand how they, as researchers and creators of knowledge, impact the Volunteer community

Note: Information about Fall 2022 offerings will be shared on this page by late July.

Online Workshops

During the Spring 2022 semester, the Libraries offered a series of live online workshops, which allowed students to choose sessions that best serve their needs and interests. Sessions were recorded and are available on the Libraries’ YouTube channel. These recordings can be linked in syllabi or shared on Canvas pages and modules.

Specialized Instruction

The Libraries offer first-year instruction and consultation opportunities focused on media literacy and media-based assignments, as well as archival resources. Visit The Studio and Special Collections pages to learn more about these options.

Resources for Teaching

Contact Us

  • First-Year Composition: Anna Sandelli, Associate Professor and Head, Teaching and Learning Programs (interim contact)
  • First-Year Studies and Transition 201: LaTiffany Davis, Assistant Professor, and Student Success Librarian for Experiential Learning

Volunteers Basketball Media Guides

This digital collection shares the annually-published men's basketball media guides from 1952 to 1980.

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