Forsyth Library Faculty Publications
 

Source Publication

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy - March 2021

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

3-26-2021

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Abstract

Military and veteran students face unique challenges when coming into an academic environment. Libraries can play a role in easing those transition challenges. Fort Hays State University is a comprehensive state teaching university. Roughly 6% of the student population, both on-campus and virtual, identifies as a currently serving military member or a veteran. The university as a whole is designated as a Military Friendly School and participates in the Department of Education 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success initiative. Forsyth Library supports these efforts through library-specific initiatives that help military and veteran students connect with academic resources and become acclimated to the academic environment. This paper outlines how Forsyth Library has taken specific steps to address the unique educational needs of military and veteran students, and shares ideas for working with various campus organizations involved in the military and veteran student community.

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