In Perfect Harmony: Libraries and TRiO Programs Partnering for Student Success
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The U.S. Department of Education funds TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) on college campuses. With over 70 TRiO programs in colleges throughout Ohio, there is a tremendous opportunity to develop connections between academic library staff and first-generation college students and to impact student success. During this session, presenters will discuss collaborations between library staff and TRiO programs at two institutions. One regional campus incorporated the SSS program into the library’s space, directly impacting student success. The other community college’s SSS program provided space for a “Librarian on Location,” which allows SSS students to meet library staff on their own turf and for collaboration between library and SSS staff. Presenters will discuss the partnerships’ impact on student success, logistics of these collaborations, and future plans. Learning Outcomes: Examine the collaborations described in this session in order to adapt and apply them to other settings and institutions. Identify similar collaboration opportunities at the home campus of audience members in order to impact student success and increase library value.