Africa S. Hands
2,51 MB
30 Jul 2015

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Whether they're students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and this book shows how to do it. Incorporating insight gleaned from interviews with librarians serving college-bound patrons, this book includes:Checklists to help public libraries take stock of current services, programs, and resources for serving the college bound, with pointers on how to make improvementsTips for using, marketing, and expanding the collection effectivelyReady-to-adapt program ideasAdvice on shoring up support among stakeholders, overcoming objections, and taking advantage of outreach opportunitiesWorksheets to help library administrators evaluate staff skills and interestsReviews of online college-planning toolsA directory of college-related organizations, publishers, resources, and education authority agenciesWith the assistance of this book, public libraries can provide truly outstanding service to this important population.

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low ...