Presentation Title

Meeting the Needs of Freshmen and Transfer Students: Using Library Guides and Instruction as Platform

Location

Room 211

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Join this informative session covering the creation of comprehensive Libguides and a how to use library guides as platform for library instruction for freshmen and transfer students (faculty & staff too), while providing direction to resources, important campus events, and easing the transition to campus for students new to your campus.

Presentation Description

This presentation will cover strategies that Limestone College used to address the information needs of freshmen and transfer students. The Student Success @Limestone College digital portal provides essential support to students in navigating their way through their first year of college and has aided in retention efforts and increased freshmen GPA scores. This session will cover the creation of a comprehensive LibGuide used as a platform for library instruction for freshmen and transfer students (faculty & staff too), and how to provide easy access to vital resources, important campus events, how to embed the most modern technology, social media, and how to help ease the transition to campus for students new to the college.

Keywords

freshmen success, information literacy, library instruction, information needs, student success, retention

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 15th, 2:45 PM Sep 15th, 4:00 PM

Meeting the Needs of Freshmen and Transfer Students: Using Library Guides and Instruction as Platform

Room 211

Join this informative session covering the creation of comprehensive Libguides and a how to use library guides as platform for library instruction for freshmen and transfer students (faculty & staff too), while providing direction to resources, important campus events, and easing the transition to campus for students new to your campus.