Today's post is by guest author Lorelei Rutledge, Associate Librarian, Faculty Services at University of Utah Marriott Library
Of course I knew that I wasn't the first librarian to travel with a class, but I'm still excited when I find a new article that describes another librarian's adventures as they travel with students. Today, I discovered this article by John Eric Juricek: Embedded in Shanghai: A librarian accompanies students to China. And I thought going to Appalachian Ohio was "extreme."
Last week, hundreds of instruction librarians gathered in Columbus, Ohio for the biggest LOEX conference ever. I was thrilled that the planning committee included a presentation about service-learning in the program. Chris Sweet, Information Literacy Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University, presented a case study of a course with which he was involved at his institution. He was embedded in an environmental studies senior seminar that employed service-learning pedagogy. The students in the course iden