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Library service and learning : empowering students, inspiring social responsibility, and building community connections

Author: Theresa R McDevitt; Caleb P Finegan
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, 2018. ©2018
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Service and community-based learning is one of several high-impact educational practices identified by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and is increasingly seen as a vital part of the undergraduate experience. Classroom work is shifting to include more activities that are relevant to future careers, include action, and develop agency in students. Colleges and universities are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Library service and learning
Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, 2018
(DLC) 2019003470
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa R McDevitt; Caleb P Finegan
ISBN: 0838946097 9780838946091
OCLC Number: 1076587276
Description: xii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Everybody wins : empowering students and enhancing community connections through library related applied learning experiences --
Part I: Library and information literacy credit-bearing courses or sponsors of undergraduate community based research. Research for non-profits, a service learning class in grantseeking research / Alyssa Wright --
A picture is worth a thousand words : using infographics to visually present student research / Dr. Terri Summey and Bethanie O'Dell --
Using service-learning experiences to engage students in information literacy classes / Breanne Kirsch and Lola Bradley --
In service to Rutgers University Libraries' instruction program : LIS students gain instruction experience through a mutually beneficial collaboration / Leslin H. Charles --
Community research assignments for an information literacy class / Theresa McDevitt --
Support for student-driven projects : library mini-grants and service learning / Amanda Peters --
Part II: Library support for courses with applied service-based projects in the disciplines. Moving words : building community through service-learning in the arts / Anne Marie Gruber, Angela Pratesi, and Angela Wasekuk --
A storied tale : melding digital storytelling, service learning, and digital and information literacy skills for pre-service teachers / Heather Beirne --
Public history service projects to prepare future public historians / Dr. Jeanine Mazak-Kahne and Theresa McDevitt --
Fostering community engagement through intentionality and faculty-librarian partnerships / Tracy Lassiter, PhD and James Fisk, MLS --
Generating buzz on campus about fair trade through the Writing for Public Relations course / Jen Jones, PhD and Amy Podolez --
Integrating library research and information literacy into archaeological service-learning / Lara Homsey-Messer --
How to succeed in international business (with a lot of trying) / Russell A. Hall and Mark Bestoso --
Part III: Library as location for student-led educational outreach events and projects. Putting theory into practice and promoting children's literacy through service-learning / Janet Pinkley --
Promoting scholarly conversations through an undergraduate research conference in the library : a communication class project / Jen Jones, PhD --
Banned books and dangerous fictions : co-creating an annual banned books read out / Tanya Heflin --
Facets of fashion : utilizing library display windows to apply visual merchandising techniques / Janet A. Blood, PhD --
The Wikipedia edit-a-thon for critical information literacy and public service / Dr. Matthew A. Vetter and Cori Woods --
Service-learning in the oral history archives / Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn --
Privacy, cybersecurity, and the Constitution : a poster session for undergraduate American government students in the library / Dr. Aleea L. Perry --
The ABCs of nutrition and literacy : combining children's books with health awareness in an academic service-learning project / Stephanie Taylor-Davis, PhD, RDN, LDN --
More about experiential and service-learning experiences for libraries and information literacy instruction.
Responsibility: edited by Theresa McDevitt and Caleb P. Finegan.

Abstract:

Service and community-based learning is one of several high-impact educational practices identified by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and is increasingly seen as a vital part of the undergraduate experience. Classroom work is shifting to include more activities that are relevant to future careers, include action, and develop agency in students. Colleges and universities are actively promoting this work by including it in strategic plans, creating high impact practice-themed faculty development programs and initiatives, and offering grant funding to support their development. Divided into three comprehensive sections--Library and Information Literacy Credit-Bearing Courses or Sponsors of Undergraduate Community-Based Research; Library Support for Courses with Applied Service-Based Projects in the Disciplines; and Library as Location for Student-Led Educational Outreach Events and Projects--Library Service and Learning is a collection of case studies written by librarians, university faculty, and students who have successfully employed service-based or experiential learning experiences for students in higher education. Chapters include classes or programs that have been taught by or developed in collaboration with librarians and examine information literacy-related outcomes, utilize library resources, and/or take place in library facilities. Each chapter describes activities, motivations, curriculum materials, and outcomes, and appendices include assignments, rubrics, and other materials that enable you to replicate and adapt the activity to your own needs. Today's students want to work in groups, apply what they learn to real-life problems, and work in environments that are relevant and participatory. The active teaching techniques in Library Service and Learning help build community, are relevant to students' current lives and future career goals, and allow them to work together to solve real problems and shape their own successful and empowering learning.
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