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Friday, June 18 • 10:00am - 10:30am
“Student Needs are Academic Needs” and the Theological Library (On Demand)

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A 2019 research report from Ithaka S+R entitled “Student Needs are Academic Needs” looked at the needs of community college students for academic success and the ways libraries could support them. This study formulated service concepts and ranked them in order of perceived value to students. As theological schools grow the diversity of their student populations, theological libraries are faced with similar challenges to those identified in the report on community colleges. Increasing technology access and incorporating writing services and other academic supports are just some of the ways theological libraries have been called upon to meet student needs. Theological librarians need to consider in particular the needs of historically underserved or disadvantaged populations to maximize academic success and retention. Presenters will indicate some ways they have thought about these issues and invite attendees to think about how the insights from this report could be applied in their respective contexts.

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Karl Stutzman

Director of Library Services, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
As the library director at a small institution, I am passionate about library collaboration and connections between libraries. I look forward to learning about you and your context and figuring out ways that we can partner, learn, and grow together so that we can advance library (and... Read More →
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Brandon Board

Information Services & Online Learning Librarian, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Friday June 18, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am CDT