Library Support and Services for First-Generation College Students

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Course Description

According to the US Department of Education, one-third of students pursing higher education are the first in their family to attend college. These students are collectively called first-generation college students. Yet, only 24 percent of first generation students graduate with a bachelor’s degree compared to 68 percent of students whos parents are college graduates.

In this workshop, we will learn more about the characteristics, challenges, and opportunities first-generation students face and how libraries can help these students navigate through their college experience. Attendees will leave with ideas for programs and services they can implement at their libraries to help first generation students.

Learning objectives for this session include
  1. Understand the characteristics and challenges first generation college students face
  2. Develop programs, services, and outreach opportunities geared towards first generation college students
  3. Create campus partnerships to help improve the success and retention of first generation college students
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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