Originally presented August 18, 2021
How can an academic library foster conditions that help students become academically and socially engaged?
Experience some of the creativity and fun of the ConnectED program with Barb Eshbach as she presents how one academic library developed a program to provide out-of-classroom experiences designed to do just that.
Considering how to make ConnectED a library program (set apart from other events and activities students can participate in on campus), it was decided to frame the program in terms of the five literacies (basic, information, civic and social, health, and financial) of PA Forward, a statewide initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association.
Some ConnectED programs were developed for academic engagement: helping students develop skills and strategies to improve their academic competence and confidence, leading them to become more engaged in their coursework and improving the quality of their academic experience.
ConnectED social engagement events included opportunities for informative, relevant, and authentic learning experiences as well as activities that were purely social, for the purpose of having fun and connecting with others.
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ConnectED: A Penn State York Library First-Year Experience