3.3 | The library selects, organizes, and maintains online resources about college selection and financial aid
Libraries that meet this criteria have developed a collection of online resources to students and parents find information about college selection and financial aid. These resources might include guides to filling out financial aid applications, information about scholarships, information about nearby colleges, guides to colleges, and links to other external resources that have been evaluated and kept current by librarians based on the needs and interests of community members. Resources should be thoughtfully curated and webpages offering these links should offer descriptive text to help patrons choose resources appropriate for their needs. Links to college bound resources that are spread out throughout the site, are not maintained or described, or are simply links to other websites that have collected links do not demostrate sufficient collection development practice to meet this criteria.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you provide a webpage of online resources to help students and parents with college selection and financial aid that are current and relevant to the community.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not have a webpage with resources to help with college selection and financial aid, if your links to these resources are not carefully selected to meet the needs of your community, or these resources are not intentionally organized, but you plan to improve these resources to meet the indicator criteria in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like to offer carefully selected and organized college bound resources through your website but cannot at this time.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have decided not to assemble a collection of college bound resources, have found webpage collections on these topics assembled by other organizations to be sufficient for your community, or have decided not to organize and maintain current links to sufficiently enough to meet the indicator criteria.