Carving a Path from the Public Library to the College Classroom
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern
Teen, School, Academic, Reference, and Programming
Event Description

In this class, library staff will learn how to play an active, positive role in helping teen and young adult patrons navigate the process of applying to college. From learning the basics about the college application process today to programs they can run themselves and with partners, library staff will leave class not only more informed about the on-going changes and evolutions of the college application process, but also excited about using library resources to create a more equitable experience for young adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will build a baseline understanding of the contemporary college application process, including vocabulary and general components.
  • Participants will learn about and explore various databases and library resources that will be relevant in serving college curious teens and young adults.
  • Participants will formulate new and explore existing program ideas that can be implemented at libraries to help serve teens interested in learning more about applying to college and completing the process.

Aryssa Damron is a children’s librarian with the District of Columbia Public Library system. She serves on the YALSA Alex Awards for 2023, the ALSC Membership Committee, and is involved with the Jane Austen Society of North America. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and a MSLS from the University of Kentucky. She is the author of "The Path to the Ivy League Leads Straight Through the Public Library," a chapter in the book Hope and a Future: Perspectives on the Impact that Librarians and Libraries Have on Our World.
Online via Zoom
Contact Person
Who should attend:  Anyone wanting to know more about helping teens apply to college
Competencies: Programming and Reference

Non-Member Cost:      $40
NEO-RLS Bronze Member Cost:  $24
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   FREE
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE
NEO-RLS Individual Member Cost:  $20

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