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Anne Marie Gruber
Anne Marie Gruber, Moderator, Instruction & Liaison Librarian, University of Northern Iowa, Moderator

Anne Marie is Associate Professor of Library Services at University of Northern Iowa (UNI). She holds a B.A. in Communicative Disorders from UNI and an M.A. in Library and Information Science from University of Iowa. She is a leader in research focused on the intersections between academic libraries and community engagement, with an emphasis on innovative information literacy instruction.

Chris Sweet
Chris Sweet, Information Literacy Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University, Contributor

Chris Sweet has a diverse library background that includes experience in archives, public libraries and community colleges. This diversity along with his liberal arts background has heavily influenced his scholarship. He has eclectic and ever-changing interests, but much of his scholarship revolves around information literacy, service-learning and library instruction.

Gayle Schaub
Gayle Schaub, Liaison Librarian in Liberal Arts, Grand Valley State University, Contributor
Jayne Blodgett
Jayne Blodgett, Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Northern Colorado, Contributor

Jayne Blodgett loves working at a small public liberal arts college. While her job is primarily focused on technical services, she finds great inspiration from working with students at the reference desk and in the classroom. She is currently researching how libraries can aid in student retention, especially with underrepresented populations.

Jennifer Nutefall
Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian, University of Northern Colorado, Editorial Board member, contributor

Jennifer Nutefall is the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Prior to UNC she was University Librarian at Santa Clara University from 2012-2020. In her time at Santa Clara she led the creation of the Library’s first strategic plan, multiple space renovations, and a library-wide reorganization. In 2017 SCU Library was selected as the winner of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the University Library category. Previously she worked at Oregon State University, George Washington University, and the State University of New York College at Brockport. She holds a BS in Journalism and MLS from Syracuse University, and an MA in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. She is the founder of the Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning and edited the book “Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries” which won the ACRL Instruction Section Rockman Award in 2018.

Laura Jacobs
Laura Jacobs, Interim Library Director, University of Wisconsin, Superior

Laura Jacobs is a Professor in the Writing & Library Science Department, where she teaches Reference and provides internships in Public History. During her career, she has been both Information Literacy Librarian and Archivist. She particularly enjoys engaging with students and researchers on inter-disciplinary topics.

Maureen Barry
Maureen Barry, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Bowling Green State University, Founder, Editorial Board member

Maureen Barry is assistant professor, reference and instruction librarian at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio. She partners with the departments of History, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Gerontology, and provides support for the library instruction program in the undergraduate writing curriculum. Maureen’s research interests include the intersections between academic libraries, information literacy and civic engagement, particularly service-learning, along with college research readiness and strengths-based approaches to teaching information literacy. Prior to returning to BGSU, her alma mater, Maureen served as First Year Experience/Student Success Librarian at Wright State University in Dayton, OH for nearly 14 years.

Megan Stark
Megan Stark, Undergraduate Services and Outreach Librarian, University of Montana, Contributor

Megan Stark is an Assistant Professor at the University of Montana. She currently leads the library’s efforts to incorporate information literacy into service learning courses and has a research focus on the interplay between information literacy, local information and sustainability.

Sarah Crissinger
Sarah Crissinger, Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Contributor

Sarah Crissinger is a MS student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois. She works as a graduate assistant in the Main Library in the Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services (RRSS) department. She is interested in becoming an information literacy librarian with a focus in instructional design, distance education, or assessment. Her research interests include service learning, underserved patron groups, and mentoring library student assistants.

You could be a guest contributor, too! The moderator and editorial team seek guest contributors who would like to write about service-learning as it relates to libraries, librarians, and information literacy.

Contributors could be academic, public, or school librarians, faculty who teach service-learning courses, or staff who support faculty who teach service-learning courses.

Submissions guidelines

To propose a guest post, please send the following to

  • An abstract of your proposal guest post (200 word maximum);
  • Current CV/Resume or a brief biography.

Alternately, you may submit a completed post of no more than 3,000 words.

The editorial team will make a decision based on how well your proposal or article seems to fit the content and style of Service-Learning Librarian, and may suggest edits for length and clarity.

Other general submission guidelines:

  • The post must not include marketing-related links and must not be entirely self-promotional.
  • The post may include links to your website and blog in a brief author’s bio (approximately 3 sentences), which will be published at the end of the guest post.
  • Guest posts must be original and may not have been published elsewhere.  All submissions will be verified for originality.