ERIC Number: ED573182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Successfully Serving the College Bound
Hands, Africa S.
Whether they are students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and this book shows how to do it. Incorporating insight gleaned from interviews with librarians serving college-bound patrons, this book includes: (1) Checklists to help public libraries take stock of current services, programs, and resources for serving the college bound, with pointers on how to make improvements; (2) Tips for using, marketing, and expanding the collection effectively; (3) Ready-to-adapt program ideas; (4) Advice on shoring up support among stakeholders, overcoming objections, and taking advantage of outreach opportunities; (5) Worksheets to help library administrators evaluate staff skills and interests; (6) Reviews of online college-planning tools; and (7) A directory of college-related organizations, publishers, resources, and education authority agencies. With the assistance of this book, public libraries can provide truly outstanding service to this important population. The following are appended: (1) Additional Resources; (2) Commonly Used Sources for Higher Education Data; (3) Sample Questions for Needs Assessment Data Gathering; and (4) Resources for Brainstorming.
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Adult Students, Reentry Students, Public Libraries, Library Services, Check Lists, Users (Information), Needs Assessment, Library Materials, Marketing, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Adult Education
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: American Library Association