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Thursday, July 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Charting a course with transfer students

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Transfer students are an important population across campus, yet they can easily be overlooked by campus stakeholders, including the library. Academic libraries can empower transfer students to become lifelong learners, build community within the library, and reduce library anxiety. There are opportunities for both two-year and four-year libraries to develop services and outreach efforts for transfer students. Community college libraries can focus outreach efforts to ensure future transfer students have a sufficient information literacy foundation and information about the transfer process. Four year institutions can offer support for students joining the campus and navigating the academic library at their new institution, which may be substantially larger or different than their previous institution. This roundtable highlights opportunities for supporting transfer students within your library, through partnerships within your institution, and partnerships across institutions within your state or region. We’ll engage in a lively discussion with attendees about the transfer student experience, particularly the needs of transfer students and how their libraries are meeting those needs. The facilitators will contribute findings from their recent research on transfer students and share outreach examples from their institution.


Cynthia Rain Keller

Learning Coordinator, University of Colorado Boulder
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Megan E. Welsh

Interdisciplinary Arts & Humanities Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder - Norlin Library

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
University Center 213