Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The challenge continues for both secondary and post-secondary institutions to help high school students successfully transition to college. High school and college librarians share common goals with teaching faculty in helping students succeed and include improving college students’ first-year experience as well as fostering lifelong learning. One step towards bridging this gap is for librarians to work together with their constituencies in improving students’ information literacy skills. Historically, librarians at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA have collaborated with high school librarians and teachers in the Richmond area on an ad hoc basis upon request. Most recently, Reynolds librarians have partnered up on several ongoing collaborative initiatives to help prepare students for college level research and are striving towards developing a more formal and sustainable plan for collaboration. This presentation will outline these various initiatives including: working with Reynolds Advanced College Academy (ACA) coordinators to plan a mobile library scavenger hunt and workshop for ACA students; presenting a workshop to ACA faculty on Reynolds Library resources & services; working with dual enrollment English teaching faculty and high school media specialists to provide workshops to dual enrollment English students; and working with a high school media specialist to plan and present an orientation session for all senior English classes on what to expect from college libraries and research. Future plans for ongoing collaboration will also be discussed.

Presentation Description

High school and college librarians share common goals with teaching faculty in helping students succeed and include improving college students’ first-year experience as well as fostering lifelong learning. One step towards bridging this gap is for librarians to work together with their constituencies in improving students’ information literacy skills. Learn about the various collaborative initiatives between librarians at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA and its constituencies to better prepare high school students’ transition to college.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 26th, 9:45 AM Sep 26th, 11:00 AM

High School to College Transition Initiatives: Making it a Reality

Room 1002

The challenge continues for both secondary and post-secondary institutions to help high school students successfully transition to college. High school and college librarians share common goals with teaching faculty in helping students succeed and include improving college students’ first-year experience as well as fostering lifelong learning. One step towards bridging this gap is for librarians to work together with their constituencies in improving students’ information literacy skills. Historically, librarians at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA have collaborated with high school librarians and teachers in the Richmond area on an ad hoc basis upon request. Most recently, Reynolds librarians have partnered up on several ongoing collaborative initiatives to help prepare students for college level research and are striving towards developing a more formal and sustainable plan for collaboration. This presentation will outline these various initiatives including: working with Reynolds Advanced College Academy (ACA) coordinators to plan a mobile library scavenger hunt and workshop for ACA students; presenting a workshop to ACA faculty on Reynolds Library resources & services; working with dual enrollment English teaching faculty and high school media specialists to provide workshops to dual enrollment English students; and working with a high school media specialist to plan and present an orientation session for all senior English classes on what to expect from college libraries and research. Future plans for ongoing collaboration will also be discussed.