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SLL blog purpose

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021

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.

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

Service-Learning and Information Literacy: Right Time, Right Place

Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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.

Thanks, Michigan librarians

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012

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.