SSH Meeting 2013 Annual
WESS Social Sciences and History / College and Medium-Sized Libraries discussion groups
Sunday, June 30
HYATT Columbus GH
3pm - 4pm
The Role of Academic Libraries in Student Retention in the 21st Century
- Marcus Richter (Alma College) <email@example.com>,
- Anna Shparberg (Rice University) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I. Welcome and introductions
- 1. How to connect with students - Alma College Library’s efforts to connect with incoming and current students in order to improve retention. (Marcus Richter)
- 2. Working with doctoral students at different stages of their coursework and dissertation writing process (Anna Shparberg)
III. Discussion: What can libraries do to improve the college’s or university’s retention rate.
IV. Other business; suggestions for future topics; nominations for next year’s discussion group leaders.
Blackburn, Heidi. Shhh! No talking about Retention in the Library! Education Libraries, v. 33, no. 10, spring 2010.
Elizabeth M. Mezick. Return on Investment: Libraries and Student Retention. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, v. 33, no. 5, p. 561–566
Haddow, Gaby and Jayanthi Joseph. Loans, logins and lasting the course: academic library use and student retention. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, December 2010. p. 233-244.
Jacqui D. Grallo , Mardi Chalmers & Pamela G. Baker. How Do I Get a Campus ID? The Other Role of the Academic Library in StudentRetention and Success, The Reference Librarian, 53:2, 182-193