Successfully Serving the College Bound by Africa S. Hands (Editor)
Publication Date: 2015
Whether they're students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and this book shows how to do it. Incorporating insight gleaned from interviews with librarians serving college-bound patrons, this book includes:
• Checklists to help public libraries take stock of current services, programs, and resources for serving the college bound, with pointers on how to make improvements.
• Tips for using, marketing, and expanding the collection effectively.
• Ready-to-adapt program ideas.
• Advice on shoring up support among stakeholders, overcoming objections, and taking advantage of outreach opportunities.
• Worksheets to help library administrators evaluate staff skills and interests.
• Reviews of online college-planning tools.
• A directory of college-related organizations, publishers, resources, and education authority agencies.
With the assistance of this book, public libraries can provide truly outstanding service to this important population.
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