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Making Connections: Strategies to
Personalize the First Year College
Student Experience
Presented by:
Kim Copenhaver
Alyssa Koclanes
Lakeisha Hall
Stephanie Henderson
Eckerd College Library,
St. Petersburg, FL
Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL
• 1,832 full-time
undergraduate students
• 81% reside on campus
• 13 to 1 faculty/student
ratio
• 4-1-4 academic calendar
• 38 majors
• 95% of faculty hold
terminal degrees
• 188 acres of waterfront
The First Year Student Experience
Establish a
connection
before
students arrive
on campus
Support the
newly formed
campus
initiative
regarding
plagiarism
Reinforence that
connection via
our First Year
Orientation Event
Objectives
Continue that
connection
throughout the
student’s first
year at Eckerd
Incorporate
ACRL
Information
Literacy
Standards
Making Connections: Strategies to
Personalize the First Year College
Student Experience
Presented by:
Alyssa Koclanes
Technical Services Librarian
Eckerd College Library,
St. Petersburg, FL
Personal Librarian Program: NEED
• Market library
services
• Personalize library
experience for all
new students
Personal Librarian Program: ROAD BLOCKS
• Time
• Staffing
• Budget
Personal Librarian Program: SOLUTIONS
• Pilot Program in
Spring 2011 semester
• Collaboration with the
Admissions Office
• Full Program initiated
in Fall 2011
Personal Librarian Program: SOLUTIONS
• Utilization of free
MailChimp Email
System
Suggestions
• Organization
• Email Campaign
Systems
Suggestions
• Assessment
• Publicity
Unexpected Benefit
President Eastman loves it!!
Making Connections: Strategies to
Personalize the First Year College
Student Experience
Presented by:
Lakeisha Hall
Science and
Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Eckerd College Library,
St. Petersburg, FL
Amazing Race: NEED
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Orientation event for all first year students
Showcase library resources
Connect with students
Provide students with the faces of the library
Amazing Race: ROAD BLOCKS
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Completely new event
Staffing
Time constraints
Budget
Themed event
Amazing Race: ROAD BLOCKS
• Collaboration
• Lack of a “true dress rehearsal”
Amazing Race: SOLUTIONS
• Design an Amazing Race type event
• Interactive
• Self-guided
Amazing Race: SOLUTIONS
• Collaborate with teaching faculty
Amazing Race: STATIONS
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Stacks
Interlibrary Loan
Computer Lab
Browsing Collection
Amazing Race: STATIONS
• Periodicals
• Copy Room
• Group Study Room
Amazing Race: STATIONS
• Personal Librarian
• Final clue area
• Final check-in
Amazing Race: PRIZES
• $10 Barnes & Noble gift cards for each winning
team member
• Other gift cards
• Donated pizza coupons
• Overall grand prize
– Kindle
Suggestions
• Keep it fun
• Keep it authentic
Suggestions
• Campus wide buy-in
• Component of a comprehensive first year
program
• Obtain student feedback
Amazing Race: STUDENT RESPONSE
Positive
Negative
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• Make sure the clues are
all there. No stealing of
clues
• Less people per team
• More Prizes
• Candy
• Less running, more
relaxed
• Free food
Nothing…it was fun!
Perfect
Free kindles for everyone
Keep it the same
Dunno! It was fun!
Pretty fun!
I wouldn’t change
anything
• It’s perfect; more games
Amazing Race: CHANGES
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Double check official student life policies
Clues
Games
Prizes
Making Connections: Strategies to
Personalize the First Year College
Student Experience
Presented by:
Stephanie M. Henderson
Electronic Services Librarian
Eckerd College Library,
St. Petersburg, FL
Plagiarism Tutorial: NEED
• Required assignment for all new students
• New tutorial
• Support Academic Honor Council
Plagiarism Tutorial: ROAD BLOCKS
• Time
• Staffing
• Software
Plagiarism Tutorial: SOLUTIONS
• Open source
• Minimal revision
• Easily customizable
Preventing Plagiarism: Keepin’ It Real
96% completion rate (502 students)!
Suggestions
• Outline your needs before
• Utilize Google Docs
• Don’t reinvent the wheel
Unexpected Benefits
• Used by Academic Honor Council
• Required for new PEL students
Achievements
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Enhanced library image on campus
Increased collaboration with faculty and campus community
Ability to partner and support campus initiatives
Increased engagement of our first year students
Making Connections: Strategies to Personalize the
First Year College Student Experience
Questions?
Alyssa Koclanes
[email protected]
Lakeisha Hall
[email protected]
Stephanie M. Henderson
[email protected]
Kim Copenhaver
[email protected]
HTTP://ECKERD.EDU/LIBRARY

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