Collaborations for success: high school to college transitions

Collaborations for success: high school to college transitions Purpose – The paper seeks to provide an overview of innovative high school to college collaborations and initiatives at Kent State University Library. These collaborations and initiatives may serve as models and resources for future academic library high school to college programs. Design/methodology/approach – New and innovative collaborations and initiatives aimed at fostering successful high school to college student transitions are discussed. Findings – Provides overview of the K‐12 educational environment in Ohio, the collaborative environment, and opportunities for outreach and collaborative information literacy programming with high schools. Discusses new and innovative initiatives, lessons learned and provides practical considerations. Practical implications – This paper may serve as a guide and point out considerations and resources to both academic and high school libraries interested in exploring, expanding or establishing high school to college transition programming. Originality/value – Academic and high school libraries will find value in this paper's discussion of the K‐12 educational environment, which identifies strong points of alignment and potential opportunities for collaboration. In addition, these libraries will find value in this paper's discussion of lesson learned and its overview of model programs and freely available online resources. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Collaborations for success: high school to college transitions

Reference Services Review, Volume 34 (4): 11 – Oct 1, 2006

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/00907320610716413
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Abstract

Purpose – The paper seeks to provide an overview of innovative high school to college collaborations and initiatives at Kent State University Library. These collaborations and initiatives may serve as models and resources for future academic library high school to college programs. Design/methodology/approach – New and innovative collaborations and initiatives aimed at fostering successful high school to college student transitions are discussed. Findings – Provides overview of the K‐12 educational environment in Ohio, the collaborative environment, and opportunities for outreach and collaborative information literacy programming with high schools. Discusses new and innovative initiatives, lessons learned and provides practical considerations. Practical implications – This paper may serve as a guide and point out considerations and resources to both academic and high school libraries interested in exploring, expanding or establishing high school to college transition programming. Originality/value – Academic and high school libraries will find value in this paper's discussion of the K‐12 educational environment, which identifies strong points of alignment and potential opportunities for collaboration. In addition, these libraries will find value in this paper's discussion of lesson learned and its overview of model programs and freely available online resources.

Journal

Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 2006

Keywords: Schools; Colleges; Academic libraries; School libraries; Secondary education; Information literacy

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