Regular examination of the issues and research related to the First Year Experience (FYE) is a priority for most administrators in higher education. A great deal of time, energy, funding and research are funneled into programs for first year students as a means to recruit and retain students in an increasingly tight market. As a consequence, there is much librarians can learn from the examination of these efforts made nationwide. Whether a librarian works exclusively with first year students, upper division students, graduate students or behind the scenes in technical services, paying attention to FYE developments is critical to speaking the same language as the rest of those who work in higher education. Peering through the FYE window has the potential to illuminate new paths to connect with and reach all students on campuses more effectively.
Boff, Colleen, "Understanding the First Year Experience: An Avenue to Explore Trends in Higher Education (Keynote)" (2014). University Libraries Faculty Publications. 19.