Purpose – The aims of this paper is to provide an overview on information literacy/library programs for first-year students in Canadian universities and colleges. Design/methodology/approach – The paper introduces and discusses periodical articles, monographs and up-to-date research on the subject. It presents anecdotal evidence gained from web site searches of 169 Canadian post-secondary institutions complemented by personal communications from library and student services staff. Findings – The study provides information about several types of library services for first-year students currently in use in Canadian academic libraries. Originality/value – There is no evidence of research in the area of library services for first-year college and university students in Canada. This paper complements research on information literacy/library programs offered through academic libraries in other countries by focusing solely on first-year student initiatives in Canadian academic libraries.
Trescases, Ursula, "The role of the library in the first college year: the Canadian perspective" (2008). Librarian and Staff Publications. Paper 11.