"How Do I Apply to College?" Helping Patrons Meet Their Higher Education Goals
A webinar designed to enhance library reference services in support of all types of college-bound students.
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As information and education centers, libraries are an ideal place for patrons—teens and adults—to learn about higher education opportunities. What can you offer in response to patrons who are curious about college? If you or your staff feel flummoxed by college-related reference questions, this session will acquaint you with the different types of college-bound students, college-related resources to promote at your library, and ways to work with community partners on programs for each audience. Provide help for the many patrons who do not have access to pricey college prep programs and services. Learn how to initiate or enhance your reference services to help more people meet their higher education goals.
Presented by: Africa Hands, MLIS, author of Successfully Serving the College Bound from ALA Editions
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- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
- Learner Guide (pdf) or (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning.
- Successfully Serving the College Bound by Africa Hands, from ALA Editions
- College Navigator http://www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
- KnowHow2Go http://www.knowhow2go.org
- Think College http://www.thinkcollege.net
- Heath Resource Center www.heath.gwu.edu
- Database of Accredited Programs http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation
- Almanac of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/section/Almanac-of-Higher-Education/801
- Digest of Education Statistics https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
- State level higher education assistance agencies – use search engine to find your state’s agency
- First-generation students: http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2015/02/16/385470288/fitting-in-on-campus-challenges-for-first-generation-students
- America’s Promise Fact Sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/09/fact-sheet-white-house-unveils-america-s-college-promise-proposal-tuitio
- American Association of Community Colleges Fact Sheet: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Documents/Facts14_Data_R3.pdf
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid https://fafsa.ed.gov/
- Financial aid for military members and family members
- Library examples:
- Partnering with purpose: a guide to strategic partnership development for libraries and other organizations, by Crowther and Trott
- Directory for Online Learning http://www.petersons.com/online-schools/
- LGBT-friendly campuses http://www.campusprideindex.org/
- Homeschoolers resources for college-bound
- Shared in Chat
- Article on CNN Money, University of Phoenix has lost half its students
- Frontline's investigation College, Inc.
- Etiquette training for youth example; "it sounds kind of old school, but she offers a high school class that is essentially 'how to be an adult'"
- O*NET OnLine, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration (see also Dept of Labor Electronic Resources list)
- Article in USA Today, For-profit colleges under fire over value, accreditation
26 March 2015
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
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