(Moderator note: this post was written by Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian, Santa Clara University)
As many of you know, Santa Clara University hosted Extending Our Reach: The Inaugural Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning (CLSL) this past August. If you weren’t able to attend – or even if you did – I’m pleased to let you know that a book is currently in the works. With Libraries Unlimited, I am editing a book tentatively titled “Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries.” Three of the chapters will be adapted from presentations at CLSL. Those include Maureen Barry writing on meaningful reflection activities, Megan Stark on bridging academic and community information through service learning, and Deborah Halperin, Matt LaLonde, and Karen Schmidt on service learning projects, community and the library.
Other chapters will focus on the pedagogical connections between service learning and information literacy, sample projects from the University of British Columbia and George Washington University, ways librarians can engage the broader community, and future directions for librarian involvement in service learning.
I’m so pleased at this opportunity to continue to spread the word on libraries and service learning. The completed manuscript is due to be submitted this October with a tentative spring 2016 publication date.
Check back here for updates as I get closer to the submission deadline!