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Graham, B. (2018). First-gen stories. Presentation at the 2018 Nebraska Libraries Association College and University Section Spring Meeting, Omaha, NE.


Brief presentation focused on the First-Gen Stories project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- an oral history project that encourages first generation Nebraska to create videos about their perspectives and experiences as the first in their family to attend college. This project serves as a proactive way to help connect first generation students with campus and campus resources, and contributes towards building a sense of place between students of different backgrounds. This lightening round talk will include some of the statistics for first generation students, the strategy used for launching the project, and similar initiatives at other institutions.