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Collaborations for success: high school to college transitions

Kenneth J. Burhanna (Libraries and Media Services, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA)
Mary Lee Jensen (Libraries and Media Services, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 October 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

The paper seeks to provide an overview of innovative high school to college collaborations and initiatives at Kent State University Library. These collaborations and initiatives may serve as models and resources for future academic library high school to college programs.

Design/methodology/approach

New and innovative collaborations and initiatives aimed at fostering successful high school to college student transitions are discussed.

Findings

Provides overview of the K‐12 educational environment in Ohio, the collaborative environment, and opportunities for outreach and collaborative information literacy programming with high schools. Discusses new and innovative initiatives, lessons learned and provides practical considerations.

Practical implications

This paper may serve as a guide and point out considerations and resources to both academic and high school libraries interested in exploring, expanding or establishing high school to college transition programming.

Originality/value

Academic and high school libraries will find value in this paper's discussion of the K‐12 educational environment, which identifies strong points of alignment and potential opportunities for collaboration. In addition, these libraries will find value in this paper's discussion of lesson learned and its overview of model programs and freely available online resources.

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Citation

Burhanna, K.J. and Lee Jensen, M. (2006), "Collaborations for success: high school to college transitions", Reference Services Review, Vol. 34 No. 4, pp. 509-519. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320610716413

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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