- Take-away ideas about how to employ technologies to enhance the first year experience
- Connect with other librarians working in the intersection between the first year experience and emerging technologies
- Be familiar with trends, best practices, and emerging research about the first year experience
- Generate actionable ideas to bring back to their institution
- Energize their institution with new initiatives
Monday, October 24, 2016
Call for panelists for ALA Annual Chicago--Technologies for the First-Year
How does your institution determine and serve the technology needs of first year students? What types of innovative tools are you using to get students excited about the library, while also helping them transition from the high school environment?
We are looking for librarians interested in sharing their experiences and approaches to emerging technologies for first-year students. These could include (but are not limited to) mobile apps, digital collaboration tools, research suite services and tutorials, innovative discovery tool technologies, and ways to transform physical spaces with technology. Please email a brief (100 word or so) description of your potential presentation to Lily Todorinova, Chair of ETS Systems for Services and Discovery by .
Technologies for the Future of the First Year Experience
The first years of college present many opportunities for libraries to make an impact on students’ development. Creative librarians in small and large academic institutions are employing technologies, such as library tours via mobile apps, digital collaboration tools, research suite services and tutorials, and innovative discovery tool technologies, among others. In this panel presentation, we will highlight three examples of ways libraries are using emerging technologies to enhance the first year experience of students.
This session will take place on , .