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First Year Writing Instructor's Guide: Library Resources & Information Literacy Support

This guide is for First Year Writing Instructors teaching ENGL 1005A/B, 1010, 1050, 2030, and 3010


Welcome to this online guide for first-year writing instructors! The purpose of this guide is to provide resources that support you in teaching university-level research, including online library resources, information about requesting library instruction, and sample assignments. This guide is meant to supplement your teaching!

Here's how to best use this guide:

  • Start by reading the PDF documents below. They provide an overview of the aim of information literacy instruction and support for first-year students.
  • Review the pages to learn more about services and online resources particularly useful for FYW classes.

If you have questions, email the subject Librarian for English, Paizha Stoothoff (contact info below).


Humanities Librarian

Paizha Stoothoff's picture
Paizha Stoothoff
Librarian for English, Modern Languages & Literature, and Philosophy.

Research Help:
Email me for appointment at
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300