How Libraries Can Meet the Extracurricular Needs of Community-College Students
Kathryn Palmer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The approximately 8.7 million students at community colleges enroll with wide-ranging needs, and a new report says libraries have the potential to help.
At Monroe Community College, in Rochester, New York, for instance, the library is piloting a new, family-friendly study-room program for its 2,676 students who are also parents. The study rooms are not day-care facilities. Parents are responsible for watching their kids, but housing the space in the library creates an opportunity to connect and provide them with information about how to find additional services and support.