Location

Session Seven Breakouts

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Military and veteran students face unique challenges when coming into an academic environment. Libraries can play a role in easing those transition challenges. Fort Hays State University is a comprehensive state teaching university. Roughly 5% of the student population both on-campus and virtual identifies as a currently serving military member or a veteran. The university as a whole is designated as a Military Friendly school and participates in the Department of Education 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success initiative. Forsyth Library supports these efforts through library-specific projects that help military and veteran students connect with academic resources and become acclimated to the academic environment. This presentation will outline how Forsyth Library has taken specific steps to address the unique educational needs of military and veteran students, and will share ideas for working with various campus organizations involved in the military and veteran student community.

Presentation Description

Military and veteran students face unique challenges when coming into an academic environment. Libraries can play a role in easing those transition challenges. This presentation will outline the various initiatives Forsyth Library participates in, both in and outside of the library, for the purpose of addressing the needs of military and veteran students at Fort Hays State University.

Would you be willing to serve as a Session Moderator?

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Keywords

military students, student veterans, military student success

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Helping Military and Veteran Students Transition to Academic Life: The Role of the Academic Library

Session Seven Breakouts

Military and veteran students face unique challenges when coming into an academic environment. Libraries can play a role in easing those transition challenges. Fort Hays State University is a comprehensive state teaching university. Roughly 5% of the student population both on-campus and virtual identifies as a currently serving military member or a veteran. The university as a whole is designated as a Military Friendly school and participates in the Department of Education 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success initiative. Forsyth Library supports these efforts through library-specific projects that help military and veteran students connect with academic resources and become acclimated to the academic environment. This presentation will outline how Forsyth Library has taken specific steps to address the unique educational needs of military and veteran students, and will share ideas for working with various campus organizations involved in the military and veteran student community.