April 30, 2009
GETTYSBURG, PA – The library staff at the Gettysburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, hosted 18 local high school and college librarians and library assistants recently for a workshop entitled “Seamless Service.” After a tour of the new Learning Commons, reading lounge and The HUB student center, the group discussed the importance of high school librarians and how librarians can promote academic success in college. Topics included changes in research tools and the expansion of online resources, the transition from high school academics to college-level work, and how librarians can use their skills and abilities to assist students in making the transition.
Local school districts represented included Bermudian Springs, Fairfield, Gettysburg, Hanover, Littlestown, New Oxford, South Western, and Upper Adams. Five librarians from Gettysburg College also attended.
“Participants commented that they enjoyed interacting with other librarians and gaining a better idea of the library services at HACC Gettysburg,” said Kathleen Heidecker, reference librarian at HACC Gettysburg Campus, who organized the workshop.
Heidecker said a similar workshop will be offered this summer for Act 48 credit to high school classroom teachers. The program will be taught by HACC Gettysburg and Gettysburg College library staff and will include guidance on developing assignments that prepare students for college and ideas for strengthening information literacy skills. More information on the Act 48 workshop is available from Heidecker by calling 337-1644 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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