As Campus Compact celebrates its 30th Anniversary at their Annual Conference in March, 2016, there will be a library-focused pre-conference. Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education will take place Sunday, March 20 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Boston, MA. Register by October 15 before rates increase: http://conference.compact.org
The program for the afternoon is as follows:
Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education
Learning to share: Partnerships in service learning, public scholarship, and library exhibitions
Presenters: Debby Walser-Kuntz and Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Carleton College
Libraries can serve as a site for student-curated, curricular exhibitions that provide an opportunity for public scholarship and an extension of service learning. Exhibit design challenges science students to translate their learning into a compelling story both visually and through text accessible to non-specialists. In this active learning session, a library curator and biology professor will briefly share their experience collaborating to support a student-curated exhibition in an undergraduate service learning public health course. Participants will collectively curate a mini-exhibition, providing perspective on synthesizing, selecting, and summarizing a complex topic for the public, with time included for reflection and discussion.
On the road to Information Literacy: Mapping IL learning outcomes to service learning courses
Presenter: Olivia H. Ivey, American University