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Breaking down barriers: Serving the first-generation student in today's academic library

1 June 2018

Abstract

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.


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