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Posted on March 3, 2018 by Maureen Collins-Williams

Congratulations to Jennifer Nutefall, university librarian at Santa Clara University, for editing Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries, which was chosen as the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section Publication of the Year. Read more about the award from the American Library Association.

[full disclosure: the moderator of this blog contributed a chapter to this publication.]

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Posted on January 1, 2018 by Maureen Collins-Williams

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!

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Posted on January 1, 2018 by Maureen Collins-Williams

Join the new engaged library listserv!

Are you interested in discussing how libraries impact service learning? Have you attended regional or national Campus Compact conferences or the Colloquium on Libraries and Service Learning?

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Posted on September 9, 2016 by Maureen Collins-Williams

If you’re looking for some professional development opportunities related to service learning and its connections to information literacy, look no further.  Our colleagues Jennifer Nutefall and Alex Hodges will present Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy via an ACRL Webcast on November 16, 2016.  For more information and to register, please visit:

Tags: Professional Development Opportunities Related to Service-Learning, ACRL, ACRL Webcast, Association of College and Research Libraries, Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy, Jennifer Nutefall
Posted on February 2, 2014 by Maureen Collins-Williams

Thanks to Jennifer Nutefall, I was recently made aware of this online professional development opportunity hosted by Infopeople, “Community and Civic Engagement: The Library’s Role as Connector.”  It sounds like a great opportunity.

Tags: Civic Engagement, Civic literacy, Community and Civic Engagement: The Library’s Role as Connector, Infopeople Categories: Civic Engagement, Conferences & Awards
Posted on January 1, 2014 by Maureen Barry
Have you been thinking about submitting a proposal for the first-ever colloquium on libraries & service-learning?  Good news!  The deadline has been extended to February 7. See more details about the conference and follow us on Twitter.
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Posted on October 10, 2013 by Maureen Barry
In 2015, many institutions will be applying or re-applying for the (elective) Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. I'm wondering if other libraries out there are supporting this process on their campus?  One way I'm helping is by reporting my community engagement activities so that they can be counted.
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Posted on October 10, 2013 by Maureen Barry
A few weeks ago, Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and a few other civic-related books, visited Wright State.  Since I have taken so long to write about his visit, I think a bulleted list of take-aways will be best.
  • Help students think about how they're going to be engaged after graduation
  • Help students understand "slow thinking" - this might help them understand that evaluation is a process, not a quick judgement.  (See:  Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow.
Tags: Civic Engagement, Paul Rogat Loeb, Soul of a Citizen
Posted on August 8, 2013 by Maureen Collins-Williams

I’m pleased to announce that I’m on the planning committee for a new one-day library colloquium about libraries & service-learning!  Details forthcoming.  For now, save the date!  It will take place on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.  Spread the word to your colleagues.  The conference is for those new to service-learning and service-learning veterans.

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