ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group Meeting – Friday, November 9, 2018

“Launching a Personal Librarian Program at Your Campus: A discussion on collaboration, outreach, teaching, and programming”

This meeting is a follow up from the Spring 2018 ACRL/NY FYE Discussion Group event.  Personal Librarianship encompasses the many ways in which academic librarians connect with freshman students, subject faculty, and the various service areas on the campuses in which they serve. For this meeting we will discuss two articles “Get to Know Your Librarian: How a Simple Orientation Program Helped Alleviate Library Anxiety” by Rachael Muszkiewicz and “An Exploration of Academic Librarian Positions Dedicated to Serving First Year College Students” by Katelyn Angell. That will be followed by a discussion on the FYE Librarian’s role in supporting student retention, collaborating with our secondary counterparts, and mentoring freshman international students.

Please join us for what is sure to be an engaging conversation.

When: Friday November 9, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus

66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016

Room number: 723

Lite refreshments will be served!

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ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group co-chairs

Carl R. Andrews and Derek Stadler