Category Archives: Library/librarian roles

Academic libraries tell the story: Archiving community engagement projects

Moderator’s note: This post was written by Anne Marie Gruber, Instruction & Liaison Librarian, University of Northern Iowa There is increasing interest among academic librarians in supporting community engagement efforts on our campuses, as evidenced by a growing number of publications … Continue reading

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Libraries and service learning: a match made in heaven?

Moderator’s note:  This post was written by Anne Marie Gruber, Instruction & Liaison Librarian, University of Northern Iowa Libraries and service learning–a match made in heaven? I think so! Especially when it comes to information literacy instruction, it makes sense … Continue reading

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Challenge Scholars

(Moderator note:  This post is written by guest contributor, Gayle Schaub, and is the first part in a series about her service-learning project). This fall two academic librarians and a college professor embark on a brand new initiative in Grand … Continue reading

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New Directions for IL & Collection Development

(Moderator Note:  This post was written by Megan Stark, Undergraduate Services and Outreach Librarian, University of Montana, a guest contributor to SLL). Recently I had the opportunity to spend a day with service-learning instructors from around the state.  It was amazing … Continue reading

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Taking the Library out of the Library

(Moderator note:  This piece was written by Jayne Blodgett, a guest contributor to Service Learning Librarian). Background The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is a small, residential liberal arts college located in West Central Minnesota. While the school is part … Continue reading

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Research Guides (Libguides) for service-learning

Every once in awhile, I’ll check around to see if there are any new examples of libraries or librarians partnering with service-learning projects in higher education.  What I’ve noticed is that quite a few libraries provide a service-learning libguide (research … Continue reading

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Service-learning presentation at ACRL 2013

Academic librarians:  If you’re going to the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in April, I hope you’ll consider attending the panel presentation:  “From research to action: pairing information literacy and service-learning.”  I will be co-presenting with my … Continue reading

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