Today's post is by guest author Shauna Edson, Instructional Design Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Today's post is by guest author Lorelei Rutledge, Associate Librarian, Faculty Services at University of Utah Marriott Library
As the editorial team prepares to relaunch the Service-learning Librarian blog, we reviewed the blog's purpose. We envision this blog as the hub of a wheel, connecting those in academic libraries supporting service-learning efforts on their campuses. Our work may look different in our various settings, but we can learn from each other. To use another metaphor, a tree as the blog's new graphic shows, library workers can and do support the growth and vitality of community engagement and impact.
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
Let me begin this guest post with a short introduction. My name is Chris Sweet and I am the Information Literacy Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University (Central Illinois). I had been following Maureen's blog as well as her publications for some time prior to meeting her in-person at this year's LOEX Conference in Columbus, OH. Both of us have discovered a real passion for service-learning and have seen first-hand how adding information literacy elements to service-learning courses can create even stronger and more effective classes.
Last Friday, I co-presented at the Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries conference. My co-presenters, Suzanne Gray (Eastern Michigan University), Shannon Zoet (Michigan Campus Compact), and I spoke with about 35 Michigan academic librarians. We spoke about how pairing information literacy and service-learning can advance the library's impact on the curriculum and the community. Here's our handout.