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University of Kansas College Readiness Online Research Guide

University of Kansas

This guide contains resources and tools to support high school students, teachers, and librarians in the development of writing, research, and study skills.


The Freshman Experience

Greetings, Academics!  Do you have a web site that assists incoming Freshmen (and others) in navigating their library and research experience at your institution?  If so, we'd like to post a link to it for others to visit.

Just send a link to:

and we'll do the rest.

Thank you!


Books and Essays

Blackburn, B. R. (2014). Rigor in Your Classroom: A Toolkit for Teachers. Routledge.

Bryan, J., Young, A., Griffin, D. C., & Henry, L. (2015). Preparing students for higher education: How school counselors can foster college readiness and access. In Higher Education and Society, J. L. DeVitis & P. Sasso (Eds.). New York: Peter Lang.

Burhanna, K. J. (Ed.). (2013). Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition. ABC-CLIO.

Carter, D. F., Locks, A. M., & Winkle-Wagner, R. (2013). From when and where I enter: Theoretical and empirical considerations of minority students’ transition to college. In Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research (pp. 93-149). Springer Netherlands.

Cunningham, A. D., & Donovan, C. (2012). Settling uncharted territory: Documenting & rewarding librarians’ teaching role in the academy. In Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, 181-219. Association of College and Research Libraries.

De Abreu, B. S., & Mihailidis, P. (Eds.). (2013). Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical & Pedagogical Perspectives: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives. Routledge.

Dunkle, C. A. (2012). Leading the common core state standards: From common sense to common practice. Sage. 

Farmer, L. S. (2014). Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today's School Library. Rowman & Littlefield.

Flaspohler, M. (2011). Engaging first-year students in meaningful library research: a practical guide for teaching faculty. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. 

Fitzpatrick, C., & Costantini, K. (2012). Counseling 21st century students for optimal college and career readiness: A 9th-12th grade curriculum. Routledge.

Flaspohler, M. (2011). Engaging first-year students in meaningful library research: a practical guide for teaching faculty. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. 

Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. M. (2010). Assessing for Learning: Librarians and Teachers as Partners. ABC-CLIO.

Katz, L. S. (2014). Relationships between teaching faculty and teaching librarians. Routledge.

Lloyd, S. (2012). Information Literacy Instruction in K–12 Education and Barriers to Success in the 21st Century. The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges, 11-18. Scarecrow Press.

Oh, E., & Reeves, T. C. (2014). Generational differences and the integration of technology in learning, instruction, and performance. In Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (pp. 819-828). Springer New York.

Ragains, P. (Ed.). (2013). Information literacy instruction that works: A guide to teaching by discipline and student population. American Library Association.

Ramirez, D., & Chen, I. (2012, June). The Importance of High School Librarians’ Participation in Supporting Information Literacy on Their Campuses. In World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (Vol. 2012, No. 1, pp. 2053-2058).

Riedling, A. M. (2007). An educator's guide to information literacy: what every high school senior needs to know. Libraries Unlimited.

Stewart, K. & Hathman, L. (2013). College Readiness at the Grassroots Level. In K. J. Burhanna (Ed.), Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 63-69). Libraries Unlimited. 

Walter, S. (2007). The Role of the Library in the First College Year. Ed. Larry Hardesty. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, University of South Carolina (The First-Year Experience Monograph Series, no. 45).


Dissertations and Theses

Arenson, M. (2013). The impact of a student-designed learning commons on student perceptions and use of the high school library. Doctoral dissertation, University of Central Missouri.

Chapa, M. (2015). An evaluation of traditional and early college high school models and their effect on college readiness in English. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

Fabbi, J. L. (2012). Fortifying the Pipeline: An Exploratory Study of High School Factors Impacting the Information Literacy of First-Year College Students. UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones. Paper 1516.

Haverkos, P. J. (2015). A Case Study of a Pre-College Readiness Program. Doctoral dissertation, Miami University.

Hudson, L. M. (2015). What Factors of Motivation Predict Achievement of College Readiness? A Study of Self-Determination and College Readiness. Doctoral dissertation, Liberty University.

Lipman, S. (2015). Exploring student perceptions of college readiness: examination of the processes that impact factors of psychosocial development. Doctoral dissertation, California State University - Northridge.

Nash, C. J. (2015). Spheres of Educational Opportunity: A Mixed Methods Study Examining the Relationship Between Concurrent Enrollment Participation and Students' College Transition, Readiness, and Success. Doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado - Boulder.

Pierce, M. E. (2015). Student experiences in college readiness programs: A phenomenological study. Doctoral dissertation, University of Texas – El Paso.

Schofield, C. K. (2012). An examination of the information literacy expectations and practices of librarians in Connecticut State Colleges and Universities and Connecticut public high schools. Doctoral dissertation, University of Bridgeport.

Willis, K. L. (2015). Advancement of college readiness in South Texas: Perspectives on improved outcomes for at-risk students. Doctoral dissertation, Hampton University.


Assignment Examples

View sample assignments from Jessica Tipton of Johnson County Community College below!


AASL ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy

Reports, publications, and othe rinformation regarding this joint committee will be placed here as they come available. For now, you can view an informational page along with the 2013 conference committee meeting minutes:

AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy Informational Page

2013 conference committee meeting minutes


In addition, there are a number of freely available resources via AASL and ACRL:

ACRL Digital Publications
Publications available from ACRL in PDF format

Keeping Up With...
An online current awareness publication from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 

School Library Research
The scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians


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