Financial Literacy Library Tour for Students in a First Year Experience (FYE) course: An Introduction to a Joint Use Library

This one-shot lesson plan was designed for first-year community college students in a First Year Experience (FYE) course at Lone Star College-CyFair Library, a joint use academic and public library branch of the Harris County Public Library. The lesson plan introduces students to information resources available in print and online in an 80-minute tour and classroom session. Librarians also collaborated with FYE instructors to align the lesson plan’s activities with course outcomes and financial literacy topics covered on the FYE syllabus around the time the one-shots are scheduled. Students work in groups, complete a worksheet, present their work as a group, and reflect in a minute paper at the end of the session. 

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Not Discipline Specific

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CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA
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Lesson plans and worksheets were created in collaboration with librarians Rose Botkin, Abraham Korah, Rachel Renick, and Dorrie Scott, and with input and feedback from full-time faculty in the First Year Experience department at Lone Star College-CyFair.