ERIC Number: ED304059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Academic Library and Faculty in the Retention of Black Students in Higher Education.
Smalls, Mary L.
The design of retention programs at colleges and universities should focus on closing the gap between the involvement of a few participants and the total academic community. Library programs and services can provide a diverse and personalized approach to meeting differences in information processing capabilities and ability levels of students. Active information network teams comprised of librarians, faculty and administrators have a responsibility to plan and organize quality programs and services and to develop a climate conducive to retaining black students. A thorough understanding of the information-seeking behavior of students is essential to the success of any retention program. Contains 18 references. (KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Black Student Retention in Higher Education (3rd, Tampa, FL, November 3, 1987).