For those attending the American Library Association Conference this year, save Monday, June 30, 8:30 – 10 am to attend a panel session directly related to this blog. “Sticking with STEM: How the Academic Library Can Help to Retain Successful Students” is being sponsored by the Association of College and Research LibrariesScience and Technology Section and Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG).  The panel members are:

Joanna Jezierska, Director of University of Nevada – Las Vegas’ Multicultural Programs for Engineering, Sciences and Allied Health Sciences/Nursing

Jan Fransen, Engineering Librarian at the University of Minnesota. Co-author of “Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success.” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 13, 2, 147–164.

Carissa Tomlinson, First Year Experience (FYE) Librarian at Towson University. Founder of the HSIG and national presenter on FYE initiatives.

Continental breakfast will be provided. Grab a coffee and Danish, and join the STEM retention dialogue!

Image attribution: Las Vegas Poster USA Welcome Casino, taken by lacarabeis, 3/7/2010, license – Public Domain CC0.

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