Kranich, N. C. (2010). Academic Libraries As Hubs For Deliberative Democracy. Journal of Public Deliberation, 6(1), n.p. http://services.bepress.com/jpd/vol6/iss1/art4 I just discovered this article, which is further proof of why librarians should be involved with service-learning. Kranich writes: "By repositioning themselves to advance the civic mission of higher education, academic librarians are poised to become essential partners and catalysts for preparing the next generation to participate in a flourishing 21st century democracy." Of course, supporting service-learning is just one way that we are positioned to do this - but it's such an exciting and rewarding part of preparing students for life beyond academe. Kranich also writes: "When academic librarians explore future directions, they inevitably expand and broaden their roles on campus." I would also argue that we will expand and broaden our rules in the community. And don't both of these roles help us prove our worth and value?