It’s Time to Start Thinking about College Readiness for the Students in Your Community

Attend Our Free Workshop for Strategies You Can Use to Coach Students Preparing for College. Our special virtual workshop led by nationally recognized higher education expert Adam A. Smith will equip public library professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to provide information and resources for students and families to research, gain admission to, and succeed in higher education and beyond

Helping Students Get TO College in an Unprecedented Time: A Workshop for Public Library Professionals

You’ll gain practical tools and strategies for making your library a hub of college access. Learn more about:

Leaning into our virtual world: conducting “smart research,” including college visits, virtual admissions/scholar interviews, virtual student panels, faculty meetings, and more
Helping students find, secure, and put their best foot forward for scholarships
Hosting a virtual “College Goal Sunday” to assist students with applications, FAFSA, and scholarship applications

Issues with equity: The truth about test ACT/SAT optional and its potential impact on college success

Demystifying the admission process: What colleges and universities are really looking for in Gen Z students

Strategies to help students and library professionals lean into our virtual “new normal”

Adam A. Smith, Nationally Recognized Higher Education Expert, Founder and President of Adam A. Smith & Associates

Adam A. Smith is a first-generation college graduate who has dedicated his almost three-decade career to ensuring college access and success for all Americans. He currently works at Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities (MN) as Director of Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services and has a vibrant public speaking and educational consulting firm, Adam A. Smith & Associates. Smith has led coalitions and innovations that have had a dramatic impact on student success at the University of Alabama, the University of Akron City of Rockford (IL), and Rock Valley College.