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As colleges, universities, and academic libraries work to adapt their student recruitment, retention, and support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population, one group of students merits special attention: first-generation college students. This program presents the results of research into the challenges first-generation students face in transitioning to college and initial recommendations for the design of academic library services to support these students’ academic success.
Arch, X., & Gilman, I. (2018, June). Breaking down barriers: Serving the first-generation student in today’s academic library. Program presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.