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Supporting Our Growing Transfer Student Population: The Value of Being an Informed and Collaborative Librarian


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Transfer student populations continue to grow as part of the college and university landscape, but they may not have a firm foundation in information .. Read more literacy and, to a large extent, can be underserved. Information literacy is multi-disciplinary; therefore college and university libraries and librarians can play a vital role contributing to the academic success of and holistic support for transfer students. As this sector of our student populations are a prominent part of our higher education system, we must be able to support their academic success as educators and as a vital part of our campus community. We can participate in supporting institutional initiatives which may include Performance-Based Funding, an increasing source of institutional revenue and strongly correlated to student success metrics. Peggy L. Nuhn is a Connect associate faculty librarian at the University of Central Florida’s Sanford/Lake Mary campus, a joint campus with Seminole State College of Florida, which gives her a unique perspective on the content and scope of instruction for future transfer students. Nuhn is a graduate of the “Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute”, has served on the Board of the Florida Library Association (FLA), and has presented on student information literacy and the importance of librarian collaboration for transfer student success at statewide, national, and international conferences. Nuhn’s experience in higher education includes administration of student financial assistance programs and a successful appeal of the federal funding allocation based on book and supply costs.

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