Most colleges and universities have courses or orientation sessions designed to help first-year (FY) students successfully transition to higher education. An introduction to the library is generally included. However, it may be difficult to discern whether the library introduction in a first-year orientation has an impact on student success. These datasets were derived from surveys conducted in 2018 and supplement a case study that describes the assessment of the library module in a semester-long FY orientation course (UNIV 101) at a private STEM-focused university.
Higher education, library orientation, first-year students, student success