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ERIC Number: EJ1164148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Retention of Adult and Traditional Learners: Library Strategies for Student Success
Renirie, Rebecca Hill
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v11 n3-4 p314-329 2017
Nontraditional adult learners are often treated as separate and distinct in their needs and desires from more traditionally-aged college students. As retention continues to be a critical issue for colleges and universities, academic units and departments turn their focus to student success. This review article examines strategies that institutions have taken to increase students' self-efficacy and engagement, and compares their usefulness for both nontraditional and traditional learners. These strategies are viewed through the lens of the academic library with suggestions for how distance librarians can support the institution in its retention efforts and the students themselves in their own success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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