ERIC Number: EJ1142990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Point of View: Academic Librarians as STEM Retention Partners
O'Toole, Erin M.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v46 n5 p6-7 May 2017
When thinking of collaborating with campus partners on activities to increase the retention of students in science majors, who comes to mind? Usually other academic departments--but are science librarians included? Academic librarians are charged with supporting retention on university and college campuses. However, what exactly can science librarians do to help retain STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) undergraduates? The article describes how librarians are ready to contribute to professional development, preparation and delivery of content, training and implementation of classroom technology, and even teaching in the classroom. Teaching faculty and librarians together can make a difference in the retention of STEM students.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Library Services, Library Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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