Thursday, May 7 • TBA
Rising to the Challenges of Being a First-Generation College Student: A Librarian-Faculty Partnership to Promote Student Success

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An instruction librarian and a faculty member at Humboldt State University developed a collaborative partnership to embed special educational opportunities for first-generation college students in a required Communication course. This partnership allowed for multiple instruction opportunities including information literacy sessions, library tours, a Canvas module for new students, and a Special Collections escape room collaborative learning activity. These efforts sought to instill confidence in college-bound students while enabling discovery of resources and opportunities in academic libraries. This session provides an overview of the collaboration between the librarian and faculty member and how this partnership benefited the first-generation, first-year college students.

Participants will:
  • Formulate strategies for collaborating with faculty.
  • Identify opportunities for students to engage with library resources and services beyond one-shot instruction sessions.


Garrett Purchio

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Librarian, Humboldt State University

Armeda Reitzel

Professor, Department of Communication, Humboldt State University

Thursday May 7, 2020 TBA
TBA 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

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