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Discussion Summary and Continuing Conversation on DG Session at ALA

by Jaime Hammond on Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 09:48 am

Good morning!

Thank you so much for those of you who were able to join us in SF! For those who missed it, I've written a summary of the panelists' presentations for the Value of Academic Libraries blog that can be accessed at http://www.acrl.ala.org/value/?p=894

Good morning!

Thank you so much for those of you who were able to join us in SF! For those who missed it, I've written a summary of the panelists' presentations for the Value of Academic Libraries blog that can be accessed at http://www.acrl.ala.org/value/?p=894

While the spirit of the conversation was (hopefully) captured in the post, there were so many more thought-provoking points made in the question and answer portion of the session. It would be great to continue the conversation with the group at large. For example, one participant shared a question his library is currently dealing with, and I pose to you now:

  • What barriers are preventing your students from succeeding in college?
  • What is your library doing to enforce or break down these barriers?
  • Connectedness and retention go hand in hand- how are students feeling connected to your library?

Thank you again to our panelists and attendees, and to all of you for your thoughts and participation in the discussion group!

Jaime Hammond
Co-Convener
Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Event ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Learn about measuring student retention while sharing ideas and inspiration with peers!

Join the DG for a 30 minute conversation-starter panel, followed by birds-of-a-feather discussions led by panelists.

Event ACRL Student Retention meeting at ALA Annual 2015

by Nicole Pagowsky on Fri, May 15, 2015 at 03:16 pm

Please join the ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group at ALA Annual for an exciting conversation on successfully demonstrating a relationship between libraries and student retention, led by our 5 panelists:

Patricia Banach, Director of Library Services, Eastern CT State University

Diane Bever, Reference and Information Services Librarian, and
Yan He, Information Literacy Librarian, Kokomo Library, Indiana University

Please join the ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group at ALA Annual for an exciting conversation on successfully demonstrating a relationship between libraries and student retention, led by our 5 panelists:

Patricia Banach, Director of Library Services, Eastern CT State University

Diane Bever, Reference and Information Services Librarian, and
Yan He, Information Literacy Librarian, Kokomo Library, Indiana University

Rachel Cannady, Scholarly Resources Librarian for Education, UTSA Libraries

Kathleen Pickens, Coordinator of Information Services, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Panelists will speak briefly about their experiences and answer questions from attendees. The panel is expected to last approximately 45 minutes, with birds-of-a-feather discussion to follow.

When: Saturday, June 27th 1:00 - 2:30pm

Where: Hilton Yosemite B

Add to the ALA Scheduler: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29468

Follow the conversation: #retentiondg

Not going to Annual? Join us in ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/173037

 

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Discussion CALL FOR PANELISTS: DISCUSSION GROUP AT ALA ANNUAL!

by Jaime Hammond on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Call for panelists:

The ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group is seeking 3 to 4 panelists for our DG meeting at ALA Annual! We’re looking for librarians who have successfully demonstrated a relationship between libraries and retention- and if you’re local, please consider bringing your IR or assessment person!

Call for panelists:

The ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group is seeking 3 to 4 panelists for our DG meeting at ALA Annual! We’re looking for librarians who have successfully demonstrated a relationship between libraries and retention- and if you’re local, please consider bringing your IR or assessment person!

Panelists will speak briefly about their experiences and answer questions from attendees. The panel is expected to last approximately 45 minutes, with birds-of-a-feather discussion to follow.

The Discussion Group will meet on Saturday, June 27th from 1-2:30 in San Francisco. 

Interested parties should contact Jaime Hammond at jhammond@nv.edu by Friday, April 3rd. Panelists will be notified mid-April.  

Thank you!

Jaime Hammond, Naugatuck Valley Community College & Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona
Student Retention Discussion Group Co Conveners

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Online Doc Student Retention Bibliography

by Scott Lee (non-member) on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 06:55 pm

This document is meant to serve as a collaborative bibliography for discussion members to share resources related to student retention. Please share articles, books, blog posts, etc. Feel free to annotate if necessary. We can also pull from this list to choose articles for our monthly discussions.


Resources directly related to libraries and student retention

Barkey, P. (1965). Patterns of Student Use of a College Library.  College & Research Library 20(2), 115-118.

This document is meant to serve as a collaborative bibliography for discussion members to share resources related to student retention. Please share articles, books, blog posts, etc. Feel free to annotate if necessary. We can also pull from this list to choose articles for our monthly discussions.


Resources directly related to libraries and student retention

Barkey, P. (1965). Patterns of Student Use of a College Library.  College & Research Library 20(2), 115-118.

Bell, S.J. (September, 2008). Keeping Them Enrolled: How Academic Libraries Contribute to Student Retention. Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators 29(1), 1-4.

Blackburn, H. (June 06, 2010). Shhh! No Talking about Retention in the Library! Education Libraries, 33(1), 24-30.

Breivik, P. S. (1974).  Effects of Library-Based Instruction in the Academic Success of Disadvantaged College Freshmen. [Doctoral Dissertation].  (UMI No. 7505206).

Collins, E. (July 10, 2012). Library usage and dropping out. Library Impact Data Project. Retrieved from http://library.hud.ac.uk/blogs/projects/lidp/2012/07/10/library-usage-and-dropping-out/.

Emmons, M., & Wilkinson, F. C. (March 01, 2011). The academic library impact on student persistence. College and Research Libraries, 72(2), 128-149.

Hamrick, F. A., Schuh, J. H., & Shelley, M. C. (2004).  Predicting Higher Education Graduation Rates From Institutional Characteristics and Resource Allocation.  Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(9), 1-24.

Knapp, J. A., Rowland, N. J., & Charles, E. P. (forthcoming, 2014). Retaining Students by Embedding Librarians into Undergraduate Research Experiences. Reference Services Review, 42(1).

Knapp, P. B. (1966). The Montieth College Library Experiment. New York: Scarecrow Press.

Kraemer, B. A. (1997).  The Academic and Social Integration of Hispanic Students into College.  Review of Higher Education, 20(2), 163-179.

Kramer, L.A., & Kamer, M. B. (1968).  The College Library and the Drop-out.  College & Research Libraries, 29(4), 310-312.

Kuh, G. D., & Gonyea, R. M. (July 01, 2003). The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning. College & Research Libraries, 64(4), 256-82.

Mallinckrodt, B., & Sedlacek, W. E. (1987).  Student Retention and the Use of Campus Facilities by Race.  NASPA Journal , 24(3), 28-32.

Mezick, E.M. (2007).  Return on Investment: Libraries and Student Retention.  Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33(5), 561-566.

Miller, W. (2013). Libraries and Student Success. Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators, 34(2), 1-4.

Pagowsky, N., & Hammond, J. (November 01, 2012). A programmatic approach: Systematically tying the library to student retention efforts on campus. College and Research Libraries News, 73(10), 582.

Soria, K. M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (forthcoming, 2014). Stacks, Serials, Search Engines, and Students' Success: First-Year Undergraduate Students' Library Use, Academic Achievement, and Retention. Journal of Academic Librarianship. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2013.12.002

Resources on student retention in general

Astin, A. W. (1975). Preventing Students from Dropping Out.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tinto, V. (1987). Leaving college: Rethinking the causes and cures of student attrition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Discussion Student Retention Bibliography (Annotated)

by Graham Sherriff on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 03:39 pm

I've needed to work through some of the literature on student retention, so I've taken Scott Lee's suggestion of adding annotations and additions to his bibliography (see Scott's post of Jan 22, 2014). It's an unlocked Google doc, and a work in progress, so feel free to revise and expand.

http://tinyurl.com/sturetbib

Graham

Event Student Retention Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Integrating Information Literacy Outcomes into General Education: Ideas, Innovation and Implementation

Join the Student Retention Discussion Group to share ideas with colleagues.

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Event Student Retention Discussion Group Meeting at ALA!

by Jaime Hammond on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 09:38 am

When: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group Meeting (add to your ALA schedule

Saturday, June 28th

3:00 to 4:00 pm

Las Vegas Convention Center N102

 

Please join us as we discuss the following topic:

"Integrating Information Literacy Outcomes into General Education: Ideas, Innovation and Implementation."

 

When: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group Meeting (add to your ALA schedule

Saturday, June 28th

3:00 to 4:00 pm

Las Vegas Convention Center N102

 

Please join us as we discuss the following topic:

"Integrating Information Literacy Outcomes into General Education: Ideas, Innovation and Implementation."

 

Not going to Annual? Join us in ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/173037

 

Questions? Contact Jaime Hammond (jhammond@nv.edu) or Nicole Pagowsky (pagowskyn@u.library.arizona.edu)

 

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Discussion Seeking accreditation experts/veterans

by Nicole Pagowsky on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

Since accreditation can often relate to retention, I'm sharing this call for information on your expertise with accreditation in higher ed, for the ACRL Student learning & Info Lit Committee:

Since accreditation can often relate to retention, I'm sharing this call for information on your expertise with accreditation in higher ed, for the ACRL Student learning & Info Lit Committee:

Dear colleagues, have you worked on your college or university’s accreditation team? Have you been asked to write the library-related section of a report for an accreditation agency? Do you have experience serving on campus-wide committees related to QEP or accreditation visits? Have you been asked to inform your campus colleagues about the libraries’ role in teaching and learning in preparation for an accreditation visit? If so, then we are looking for YOU to be a resource for other librarians who find themselves tasked with these kinds of projects. The ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee is pulling together a list of resources and contacts for librarians new to accreditation processes to use as a guide. If you’re interested, please share a bit about yourself and your role in campus accreditation through this survey. (URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19kF_u4gQ_eV9NFl1kvCJkeJkRZHB7Tau5bCJZ3N0QYc/viewform).Thank you.

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Discussion Greetings and news from the Student Retention Discussion Group!

by Jaime Hammond on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

Welcome to our many new members, and happy new year to those who have been with us!

The Student Retention Discussion Group will not be meeting at Midwinter in Philly, but there are still a few events of interest that you may want to attend, including:

Value of Academic Libraries Committee meeting, Saturday 8:30-11:30 PCC 105A (http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12532)

Welcome to our many new members, and happy new year to those who have been with us!

The Student Retention Discussion Group will not be meeting at Midwinter in Philly, but there are still a few events of interest that you may want to attend, including:

Value of Academic Libraries Committee meeting, Saturday 8:30-11:30 PCC 105A (http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12532)

Update on Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, Sunday 1:00-2:30 PCC 201B (http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12662)

Also, we're starting our monthly article discussions back up after Midwinter, so please sign up to be a facilitator using THIS FORM

I'll be in Philadelphia, so please say hello! I'd love to meet you all in person.

Best,

Jaime Hammond

 

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