Academic Library Collaboration in Supporting Students Pre-Induction: The Head Start Project
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AbstractFor higher education institutions in the United Kingdom there is a growing focus on improving student retention, encouraging academic engagement, and easing transition into university life. This article reports on the creation and outcomes of Head Start, a pre-induction online course created to provide students with a level of understanding of academic literacies including information literacy to aid preparation for university study. Information literacy librarians have reported that there has been a marked improvement in the confidence and information literacies of new starters taking the module. The article is of value for others wishing to support students at pre-entry.
Fraser, James, Shaw, Karen and Ruston, Sarah (2013) Academic Library Collaboration in Supporting Students Pre-Induction: The Head Start Project. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 19 (2). pp. 125-140. DOI 10.1080/13614533.2013.800755 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2013.800755>