First Year Experience Discussion Group


To facilitate a platform for discussion and idea exchanges related to the library's role in the new student's first year experience in higher education. This could include, but is not limited to, discussions related to student transition and preparedness issues, transfer student populations, information literacy programs, outreach, and cross campus collaboration. The group could be of interest to any librarians working with this population at a variety of schools such as community colleges, four- year colleges, research universities, and even possibly those working in a K-12 setting.


Mrs. Amanda Marie Boyer (Convener, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Aleah Price (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

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ALA Connect Community

First Year Experience DG discussion list
To join the First Year Experience Discussion Group’s discussion list, please join the group’s ALA Connect community.

All ALA members automatically have an ALA Connect account connected to their ALA login. Non-members are welcome to create a free Connect account and have access to numerous resources, including being able to join this discussion group’s community. Here is a direct link to create an account. Please visit the Connect FAQ page for more information.

Once you have joined this Connect community, you can post to the list by sending an email to or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.

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Discussion Groups are composed of group leaders (conveners) and are open to all members based on interest. Only the conveners appear on the roster.


The First Year Experience Discussion Group was established at the 2012 Fall Executive Committee Meeting.

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If you would like to join the First Year Experience Discussion Group or have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics, please contact the convener(s).

Staff Liaison

Aleah Price
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association