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March 21 - 23, 2012
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D305 Getting First Years Off to a Strong Start

Friday, March 23, 2012
3:45 PM 4:30 PM
, Digital Projects Coordinator, Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library, Cornell University
, User Experience Designer, Cornell University Library
, First Year Experience Librarian, Mabee Library, Washburn University and Emporia State University
, Dean of University Libraries, Washburn University
, University Lecturer & Coord. - Admin. Services, Cowles Library, Drake University
, Assoc. Professor & Digital Initiatives Librarian/Coordinator, Cowles Library, Drake University

With recent studies indicating college students don’t really understand what libraries can do for them, these libraries are taking action to get first-year students using libraries for better grades. At Cornell University, the Get Started! campaign combines innovative print materials, modern webpage design, and directed multimedia. At Washburn University, librarians aren’t content for the libraries to be repositories, so are now the personal librarians of Washburn students and faculty, using technology to teach information literacy to first-year students. At Drake they created a course for first-year students to explore institutional specific resources (special collections/archives) and Drakeapedia, a wiki about, by, and for the Drake community.

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