ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group Meeting Spring 2018–Fri May 18, 2018–Mercy College, NY, NY

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ACRL/NY First Year Experience
Discussion Group Meeting

Spring 2018

Fri May 18, 2018, 9:30am-10:45am

Jump Start A Personal Librarian Program
at Your College!

Many Personal Librarian Programs are designed to help First Year Students succeed as they enter college. “Personal Librarians” are the points of contact with incoming students and they can help students navigate their way in their first year. They may help them find textbooks, cite their sources, and help them conduct the research for their first college paper.

Most importantly, they support student success by connecting them to library services and resources that enhance their information literacy and critical thinking skills. Join us on Friday, May 18th for an engaging discussion on how to develop a Personal Librarian program at your college, the planning, implementation, and its evaluation. The co-chairs will also bring several articles that give case studies of successful Personal Librarian programs at other colleges.

We look forward to an engaging discussion!

When: Friday May 18, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 10:45am
Where: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus
66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016
Room number: 723

Light refreshments will be served!

(All attendees must bring a photo ID)

ACRL/NY Discussion Group meetings are for members only. To join ACRL/NY, please visit

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Carl Andrews and Mark Aaron Polger, co-chairs
ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group
Carl Andrews,
Mark Aaron Polger,