Location

Room 211

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The presentation focuses on methods used for developing a one-stop-shop that provides resources and vital information for students in their first year on campus. During the presentation, presenters will deliver methods used in designing a LibGuide that contains various assignments and research activities so that students gain an understanding of library research, critical thinking, evaluation skills, financial literacy, registration, ethics, and more. The presenter developed Student Success @ Limestone College LibGuide specifically for freshman students. The guide has been so popular it has been designated as a required tool in freshman day and online courses.

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.

Session Goals

The presentation focuses on methods used for developing a one-stop-shop that provides resources and vital information for students in their first year on campus. During the presentation, presenters will deliver methods used in designing a LibGuide that contains various assignments and research activities so that students gain an understanding of library research, critical thinking, evaluation skills, financial literacy, registration, ethics, and more.

Session Objectives

  • methods used to retain freshmen students
  • methods for increasing freshmen GPA scores
  • how to upload media and interactive tools into LibGuides

Keywords

student success, freshmen success, information literacy, first-year student

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 1:00 PM Sep 28th, 1:20 PM

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

Room 211

The presentation focuses on methods used for developing a one-stop-shop that provides resources and vital information for students in their first year on campus. During the presentation, presenters will deliver methods used in designing a LibGuide that contains various assignments and research activities so that students gain an understanding of library research, critical thinking, evaluation skills, financial literacy, registration, ethics, and more. The presenter developed Student Success @ Limestone College LibGuide specifically for freshman students. The guide has been so popular it has been designated as a required tool in freshman day and online courses.