Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 8, No 2 (2014)

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Engaging Beyond the First College Year: Exploring the Needs of Second-year Students

Elizabeth L. Black


This article makes the case for librarians to engage with second-year students as part of the burgeoning movement in higher education to provide dedicated programming and experiences for second-year students. Grounded in development theories and transition theory, the article describes the special needs characteristic of typical second-year students and how librarians can build on the excellent work in first-year programs to collaborate with campus colleagues to further information literacy instruction.

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