Library Support and Services for First-Generation College Students

Scheduled Dates

January 6, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT (Register Now)

Course Details
Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Academic librarians and staff who work with first-generation college students
Course Description

According to the US Department of Education, one-third of students pursing higher education are the first in their family to attend college. These students are collectively called first-generation college students. Yet, only 24 percent of first generation students graduate with a bachelor’s degree compared to 68 percent of students whos parents are college graduates.

In this workshop, we will learn more about the characteristics, challenges, and opportunities first-generation students face and how libraries can help these students navigate through their college experience. Attendees will leave with ideas for programs and services they can implement at their libraries to help first generation students.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the characteristics and challenges first generation college students face
  2. Develop programs, services, and outreach opportunities geared towards first generation college students
  3. Create campus partnerships to help improve the success and retention of first generation college students


Homework Expectations

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • This course requires individual participation and homework assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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