A Critical Review of LIS Literature on First-Generation Students
This review identifies four predominant themes in the literature: FGS as outsiders, as a problem, as reluctant library users, and as capable students.
Dedicated first-generation research allows for evidence-based decision-making that is critical to student success. This section highlights both foundational research and recent scholarship that informs understanding of the student experience, institutional approaches to programming, and identification of supports and barriers for first-generation students. Timely updates on public policy discussions shaping first-generation student success are also provided. In addition to the filters below, please utilize the “search” bar in the top, right corner to search by keyword, author name, or publication title.