Friday, June 13, 2014

Webinar: Helping First-Year Students Succeed In College: The Critical Role Of The Academic Library

Type: Webinar
Wednesday, June 25, 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)

The North Lake College Library (NLCL) is known for its tradition of bridging the gap between instructor and library. This past year, the library took its work a step further. As part of EDUC 1300, a class aimed at allowing first-year college students to gain a strong footing in the academic world, the library incorporated information literacy components into normal classroom instruction. While partnering with the EDUC instructor, the academic librarians incorporated online and database driven resources, information regarding print and non-print research, and pathways into transfer and employment. Careful emphasis was placed on the difference between high school "reports" and college "research" papers, and the librarian and instructor were charged with educating the first-year students on college expectations. At the end of the course, the students were assessed on what they learned and how they plan to use their newfound knowledge in future endeavors.

This webinar will take a close look at this enriched program at the North Lake College Library. Participants will learn how early and continued exposure to the academic library can increase preparedness, degree understanding, and overall college readiness, and specifically, how all of this relates to the success of the first-year student.

- Understand how early and continued exposure to the academic library and all of its resources will increase academic preparedness, degree understanding, and overall college readiness
- Review the enriched academic library instruction program at North Lake College Library (NLCL)
- Be able to measure the effectiveness of library instruction as it relates to the first-year student by analyzing the participants against their course success as well as their readiness for greater academic challenges
- Leave with the knowledge and resources needed (and presently used) to allow student success to expand into areas best equipped to assist students in college and beyond

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