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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

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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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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 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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Discussion Call for Proposals: First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

by Brian Gray on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 08:51 pm

When: April 7-8, 2014

When: April 7-8, 2014

Where: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

More information:

http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/

 

Proposals are now being accepted for the First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference, a 2-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. The conference will be hosted by the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.

 

The inaugural conference will focus on starting library initiatives to support first year students, assessing outcomes of services and resources, and building the collaborative relationships throughout the organization to prepare a holistic approach to student success and retention.

 

The 2 days will feature 1-2 keynotes and/or panel discussions, surrounded by a number of concurrent sessions organized around proposed tracks of interest. Participants are welcomed from all types of organizations and levels of staffing. Programming will be offered to improve established programs or prepare for a new initiative.

 

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions organized by tracks, 1½-hour panel discussions, and poster presentations.  We welcome all proposals for consideration. We are particularly interested in sessions that consider:

  • Personal Librarian” services, such as direct interactions, custom experiences, etc.

  • Starting new programs or initiatives

  • Views and goals of campus administrators

  • Student stories & testimonies

  • How to measure impact & success; assessment methods

  • Staffing models

  • Relationship building (internal & external to library)

  • Overall role within a larger information literacy instruction program

  • Events, programs, orientations, etc.

  • Challenges & concerns

  • Marketing & communication

  • The “future” and next generation program

  • Diversity issues and approaches

  • Developing relationship with parents

Submission Guidelines and Selection Criteria

  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes

    • Could include hands-on activities, case studies, white papers, demonstrations, and/or panel presentations.

  • Panel discussions: 90 minutes

    • Focused on a larger topic that requires perspective from multiple people and/or organizations.

    • Would also typically include 10-15 minutes for questions and answers.

  • Posters

    • Could include case studies, white papers, or demonstrations.

    • A few slots will be available for digital posters or demonstrations using Mondopads or classroom technologies.

 

Submissions must include:

  • Proposed session title

  • Presenters’ names, titles, and affiliations

  • Brief abstract (200-300 words) that would be acceptable for the conference program and website

  • Longer description, approximately 500-600 words

  • Brief statement on learning outcomes & expected audience

  • Technology, physical space, or other requirements

 

Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about personal librarian and first year experiences. Acceptance will be competitive, and conducted by a conference committee consisting of Kelvin Smith Library employees and virtual committee members from several university libraries involved in personal librarian and/or FYE programs.

 

Registration costs will be the responsibility of each attendees and presenters, and will not be covered by the conference organizers.

 

Submit proposals:

https://docs.google.com/a/case.edu/forms/d/1DMhtPPvxFANBdE1JTpn-Sp6Ai1nhxGhju3apfeKSQJI/viewform

 

Submit questions to: Brian Gray (bcg8@case.edu)

 

Important Future Dates

January 31, 2014: Proposal submission deadline

early February: Attendee registration opens

February 17, 2014 (tentative): Notification of acceptance

February 24, 2014 (tentative): Selected presenters must confirm participation

end of February: formal program announced

March 17, 2014: Registration deadline

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Event ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group Meeting

by Nicole Pagowsky on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 01:50 pm

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

 

Saturday, June 29th

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

 

Saturday, June 29th

1-2:30pm

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus EF

 

Please join us as we discuss the following topic:

 

How do we measure causation versus correlation in the library’s role in student success and retention? The ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group will be discussing the impact of a “culture of assessment” on libraries and demonstrating value on campus in regards to retention. We will discuss how effective demonstration of value in campus retention is through traditional methods and hope to explore ideas participants have for new initiatives.

 

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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Online Doc Minutes from the 1/27 Student Retention DG Meeting at ALA Midwinter

by Jaime Hammond on Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 10:07 am

HUGE thanks to all that attended and Heidi Steiner in particular for taking the minutes! Please see the attached document.

Jaime Hammond

Discussion Recap of #alamw13

by Nicole Pagowsky on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thanks to everyone who attended the ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group meeting at Midwinter. We had great discussions about environmental scanning, needs assessment, and implementing new services and technology speaking to retention.

Thanks to everyone who attended the ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group meeting at Midwinter. We had great discussions about environmental scanning, needs assessment, and implementing new services and technology speaking to retention. We hope to continue the conversation here, and if you're interested in being a facilitator for a monthly article discussion, just fill out our form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGNJT2U1NFpPeFprQzhPSXgtVnhuUHc6MQ#gid=0

Minutes will be posted in the near future, and we hope to see you all at Annual in Chicago (turns out we won't have a meeting at ACRL, DG meetings are just for ALA MW and Annual conferences).

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Event Student Retention Discussion Group (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Environmental scanning within the campus climate: Needs assessment in determining library services and resources offered for campus-wide student retention.

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To discuss methods, best practices, and assessment for developing case-by-case and programmatic efforts related to student retention. 

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