Someone told me that to be a good librarian, I shouldn’t just read librarian related materials. This makes sense because librarians should be able to guide users to all kinds of information. For example, as a high school librarian, I have numerous conversations with students and staff about college. I was glad to see this series being put together by HigherEdJobs on “Making College Accessible”. This is the introduction to the first article in the series:
HigherEd Careers will be doing a special series addressing the topic of “Making College Accessible.” Our guests will be discussing critical issues surrounding making post-secondary education open to all who desire it. These individuals include students of minority populations, the unique opportunities and challenges associated with first generation college students, and the issues of financing higher education for economically disadvantaged students. Through these interviews we will also examine how staff and faculty at our colleges and universities manage these key issues today.
To begin the series with our June HigherEd Careers interview, we are pleased to have Mr. Neil Horikoshi, President and Executive Director of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). Mr. Horikoshi will be discussing ways to support the Asian and Pacific Islander students in higher education, myths and challenges associated with this population, and advice on how to succeed at working in higher education, specifically within a distinctly multi-cultural community.