Journal Title

COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

For many first-generation college students, traditional academic culture and structures can create barriers to their engagement on campus and academic success. To ensure that academic libraries are not also presenting unnecessary challenges to these students, first-generation needs and expectations should be important considerations in library service and facility design initiatives. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary literature review and a survey of high school counselors’ experiences advising first-generation students, the current study identifies common needs and challenges of first-generation students and provides correlated recommendations for how libraries can best equip themselves to meet those needs.

Subjects

First-generation college students; Libraries and students

Publication Information

© 2019 Xan Arch & Isaac Gilman

Archived version is the author accepted manuscript.

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Document Type

Journal Article

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