Call for Proposals:
Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning
Critically Engaged Librarianship:
Exploring Service Learning and Community Involvement
August 9-10, 2018
American University, Washington, D.C.
Join us for the 2018 Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning!
The intended community for this colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships among academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals, and community partners. The colloquium is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning. Students who participated in service learning or community engagement projects are encouraged to attend and submit proposals.
The planning committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of libraries and service learning/community involvement.
Session topics may include, but are not limited to
- The Student Experience: Student engagement/career readiness; student learning outcomes/ ACRL Information Literacy Frames.
- Case Studies: Service-learning throughout the disciplines; innovative programs/collaborations; international service learning (international contexts and/or international students).
- Community Partners: Libraries and community outreach/reciprocal partnerships; impact of service learning on the community; ensuring or maximizing community benefit. Communities are defined as the campus community, local community, or global community.
- Program Development: Curriculum mapping for service learning courses; setting strategic planning and priorities in the engaged library.
- Assessment: Assessing programs, courses, or initiatives; service learning in university accreditation; impact on student retention; demonstrating the library’s value.
- Research: Action research; engaged scholarship; intersection of critical librarianship and/or critical information literacy and service learning; archiving of service learning products.