A welcoming, inclusive environment leads to student persistence… <br /><ul><li>Kevin Carey, A Matter of Degrees Improving ...
Universities (Washington, D.C.: Education Trust, 2004). Available online at http://www.cherrycommission.org/docs/Resources...
Libraries favorably impact student retention.The library is the safe learning space that extends the classroom.<br />
We are the connection between people and information.<br />
Libraries help in many ways: e.g. student and faculty IDs<br />
Online classes are all year<br />
Students from UT/A&M/LSU and other major universities attending HCC for the holiday mini and summer sessions expect profes...
Workforce classes run all yearThey don’t follow the regular academic schedule, and those students need access to the libra...
We are the bottom line source of help for new and continuing students<br />
We facilitate/ease student’s path in dealing with HCC<br />
SACS implications<br />
Students taking classes are paying for professional support.<br />In additional to professional librarians they need resou...
We are a constant for students.  Professors , classes change but we remain friendly faces of encouragement <br />
Smiles<br />
We are the place of community for many students and adjunct faculty<br />
Libraries arethe heart of the College<br />
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Value of an all year library april 2011

  1. 1. A welcoming, inclusive environment leads to student persistence… <br /><ul><li>Kevin Carey, A Matter of Degrees Improving Graduation Rates in Four-Year Colleges and
  2. 2. Universities (Washington, D.C.: Education Trust, 2004). Available online at http://www.cherrycommission.org/docs/Resources/Completion/A%20Matter%20of%20Degrees.pdf [Accessed 6 April 2011].</li></li></ul><li>The library is a natural for providing opportunities for welcoming interactions.<br />
  3. 3. Libraries favorably impact student retention.The library is the safe learning space that extends the classroom.<br />
  4. 4. We are the connection between people and information.<br />
  5. 5. Libraries help in many ways: e.g. student and faculty IDs<br />
  6. 6. Online classes are all year<br />
  7. 7. Students from UT/A&M/LSU and other major universities attending HCC for the holiday mini and summer sessions expect professional support from the libraries. These students have a major public relations impact. They typically come from families that vote.<br />
  8. 8. Workforce classes run all yearThey don’t follow the regular academic schedule, and those students need access to the library<br />EMS students in the library<br />
  9. 9. We are the bottom line source of help for new and continuing students<br />
  10. 10. We facilitate/ease student’s path in dealing with HCC<br />
  11. 11. SACS implications<br />
  12. 12. Students taking classes are paying for professional support.<br />In additional to professional librarians they need resources:<br />Access to the whole HCC library collection with our daily delivery system.<br />
  13. 13. We are a constant for students.  Professors , classes change but we remain friendly faces of encouragement <br />
  14. 14. Smiles<br />
  15. 15. We are the place of community for many students and adjunct faculty<br />
  16. 16. Libraries arethe heart of the College<br />
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