Student cadets and veterans new to college have unique academic needs, and the abrupt switch from civilian to Corps life for new students at a military university can be challenging. Likewise, transitioning from military life to civilian life as a veteran student can be overwhelming. The libraries at Norwich University and The University of Alabama are supporting programs to assist new students in the transition from civilian to Corps life and from military to civilian life, respectively. While these students are at different stages of their military careers, cadets and veterans have common attributes that inform library support and instruction, with expectations to succeed in the twenty-first century global workforce. This paper focuses on the unique academic needs of these students and details case studies where instruction and outreach have been tailored to address both user groups.
Higher Education | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Military and Veterans Studies
This work was originally published by the ACRL, reposted with permission.
Fawley, N. E.,
Serving Those Who Serve: Outreach and Instruction for Student Cadets and Veterans. In Dawn M. Mueller,
Imagine, Innovate, Inspire: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2013 Conference
Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.