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SLL's 100th post!

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

If my Wordpress dashboard is correct, this is the 100th post on Service Learning Librarian!  This is a big week for my blog and for my "agenda" of pairing service-learning and information literacy.  On Monday, Chris Sweet, Information Literacy Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University, became SLL's first-ever guest contributor!  If you haven't read it yet, here is his post.  Chris has had a similar experience being embedded in a capstone environmental studies service-learning course as I had being embedded in the sustainability honors course here at Wright State.  We both describe our experiences as the most meaningful instruction experiences we've had.  I don't think it's coincidental, either, that our most meaningful experiences are also the most time-consuming.  I've always been a firm believer in the idea that you get out of experiences what you put into them.  I think I can speak on his behalf to say that Chris and I would both encourage you to seize the opportunity to work with service-learning courses if they present themselves.  I might also go so far as to say that you should seek them out.  I don't think you'll regret it! The second piece of good news is this: I received in the mail yesterday my copy of Student Engagement and the Academic Library, edited by Loanne Snavely (ABC-CLIO, Libraries Unlimited).  Here it is!  My chapter, finally, in print!   Many thanks to Loanne for reaching out to me about this opportunity.  It was because of an email I sent to the ili (information literacy instruction) listserv and this very blog that Loanne emailed me to ask me if I'd be interested in sharing more about my experiences - and more importantly the students' experiences - in a book chapter. You know, some days I get really tired of blogging.  I think about giving it up.  It might even be more often than some days, it might be most days.  Perhaps I shouldn't admit that - but there it is, out in the open.  Today isn't one of those days.  Today, I'm pleased with my little blog and its message.