hs to College


The HS to College Interest Group is a collaborative forum of Northern New York librarians and educators with a shared interest in easing student’s transition from high school to college.

What we do

The HS to College Interest Group provides a forum for high school, academic, and other librarians and educators to come together for discussion.



Prepare high school students for college-level research.



Provide high school students with expectations for when they get to college.



Ease transition for students and educators.



Share with other educators formally or informally collaborative efforts and innovative approaches to  partnerships across fields and disciplines.



Attend meetings throughout which are made available in person as well as online via Zoom. The group coordinates meeting agendas and other unique presentation ideas.

Lightning Talks

Engage in Lightning Talks which are short 15-minute presentations followed by 15-minutes of open discussion among participants about a project, an experience, collaboration related to the group’s intentions.

Coming up

The HS to College Interest Group has regular programs including Lighting Talks and meetings throughout the year.

PILLARS Symposium

  • Why: A three-day symposium that will bring educators and librarians together to share knowledge on the topic of student readiness for college and beyond.
  • When: Wednesday, July 7 – Friday, July 9, 2021 (exact start & end time TBD)
  • Where: Virtually, from your computer.


The HS to College Interest Group has a Google Drive folder with agendas, minutes, and resources from meetings and lightning talks.

Our members

Members of the HS to College Interest Group are from regional academic, school library systems, and public school libraries.

If you are interested in joining, please go here.