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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) Overview: 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 pl