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Saturday, December 4 • 12:45pm - 1:15pm
HOT(Here-or-There) Library Orientation for Military Students and Veterans

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HOT(Here-or-There) Library Orientation for Military Students and Veterans

Active duty military and veteran students are more racially and ethnically diverse, than in previous generations. They have unique academic needs and challenges that can make for a difficult transition from a military to a less-structured university environment. While academic institutions have adapted quickly to enroll military students, library engagement efforts have been limited to traditional reference and instruction services delivered on-campus or military bases. As a way to seek a better understanding of the needs and perspectives of this diverse student population, the libraries at the University of Hawai?i at Manoa and Hawai?i Pacific University, have partnered to pilot an outreach program by hosting library orientations tailored to military students during the fall 2021. This outreach initiative is done in collaboration with military programs and student orientation stakeholders at both universities. The library orientations will be offered as a "Here or There" (HOT) blended synchronous learning setting, which was used at UH Manoa during COVID-19. The orientation will emulate Texas A&M University Libraries' "Orienting Student Veterans to the Library," strategy which uses an in-processing checklist format which seeks to complement the training of military personnel. We aim to facilitate military students' transition in their academic lives.

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Patricia Brandes

Librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Patricia Brandes is the library liaison for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources(CTAHR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She obtained her Master in Library and Information Science from the UHM in 2002.  

Elizabeth Torres

Head of Public Services, Hawaiʻi Pacific University

Saturday December 4, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
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