October 20, 2017

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As Employers Turn to Evidence-Based Hiring, How Can Libraries Prepare Job Seekers? | Higher Ground

Evidence-based hiring is disrupting the way we train, seek, and hire people to do work. Higher Ground columnist Susanna Williams thinks libraries can play a role.

SLJ Debuts “Higher Ground” Column on College, Career Readiness

School Library Journal has launched “Higher Ground,” a new monthly column covering all aspects of college and career readiness.

In the College and Career Information Gap, Libraries Could Make the Difference | Higher Ground

Students and others seeking guidance on college and career are hard-pressed to find good information. Libraries can play a crucial role in helping people connect with their future.

Credo, AR State University Partner to Boost College Readiness

The Literati High School Partnership aims to support research at the middle and high school level and ease students’ transition to college-level learning.

Spanning the College Readiness Gap | Editorial

Too many teens arrive at college unprepared to do the work ahead. From research savvy to life skills, college readiness needs to be addressed through concerted effort by educators and librarians.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ Debuts New Column: “College Ready”

College readiness: what is the role of librarians? That was the impetus behind “College Ready,” a new School Library Journal column that will explore related issues and track key initiatives, from community college to online education.

Promoting College Readiness via Pinterest |College Ready

School and public librarians are leveraging social media—Pinterest, Twitter, and LibGuides—to get college information in front of high school seniors.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Go to the Head of the Class: College Readiness Programming at the Library

Young adult librarian Elise Sheppard of Lone Star College-Cyfair Branch Library spearheaded an initiative to offer college readiness programs and give high schoolers a leg up before they get on campus.

School and Academic Librarians Must Join Forces to Foster College Readiness

Enough about budgets, says Leslie Farmer. College readiness is about relationships, and for the sake of the students, school and academic librarians must team up to determine what is information literacy and ensure they’re teaching the right skills.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

‘Text Sets’ Slated to Help School Librarians Advance College Readiness

With reading skills being tested as criteria of college readiness, school librarians are primed to support these skills by building text sets—or units of instruction—according to the nonprofit Student Achievement Partners.

77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College | Zest Giveaway

Sage advice for college students could net participants a free copy of Zest Books’s 77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College. I’m not sure “learn how to cook spaghetti” is one of them.