An interview with Rachel Mulvihill and colleagues at the university of Central Florida about the foundations of excellence transfer initiative

An interview with Rachel Mulvihill and colleagues at the university of Central Florida about the... PurposeThe purpose of this paper was to ask librarian Rachel Mulvihill (Head of Teaching and Engagement) and colleagues at University of Central Florida libraries about the Foundations of Excellence Transfer Initiative, an extensive, university-wide self-study program examining their transfer student needs for success and retention. University librarians participated in Foundational Dimensions groups in the first year of the program and with action groups in the second year.Design/methodology/approachThis is an interview.FindingsParticipation in campus-wide initiatives to reach transfer students improved the libraries’ image in the university system, strengthened inter-department connections and supported the success of transfer students. Developing personal connections with transfer students and understanding your school’s transfer population needs and dialogues with feeder school can help libraries better support their student populations.Originality/valueThe integration of library staff into a system-wide transfer-student assessment program is rare, if not unique. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

An interview with Rachel Mulvihill and colleagues at the university of Central Florida about the foundations of excellence transfer initiative

Reference Services Review, Volume 45 (3): 6 – Aug 14, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0090-7324
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10.1108/RSR-05-2017-0018
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper was to ask librarian Rachel Mulvihill (Head of Teaching and Engagement) and colleagues at University of Central Florida libraries about the Foundations of Excellence Transfer Initiative, an extensive, university-wide self-study program examining their transfer student needs for success and retention. University librarians participated in Foundational Dimensions groups in the first year of the program and with action groups in the second year.Design/methodology/approachThis is an interview.FindingsParticipation in campus-wide initiatives to reach transfer students improved the libraries’ image in the university system, strengthened inter-department connections and supported the success of transfer students. Developing personal connections with transfer students and understanding your school’s transfer population needs and dialogues with feeder school can help libraries better support their student populations.Originality/valueThe integration of library staff into a system-wide transfer-student assessment program is rare, if not unique.

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Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 14, 2017

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