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Posted on May 5, 2012 by Maureen Barry

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.

Tags: Eastern Michigan University, Michigan Campus Compact, Shannon Zoet, Suzanne Gray Categories: Conferences & Awards, Information Literacy, Pairing Information Literacy and Service-Learning
Posted on May 5, 2012 by Maureen Barry

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

Tags: Chris Sweet, Embedded librarians, Illinois Weleyan University, Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis [book] Categories: Embedded librarianship, Library/librarian roles, Publications, SL Courses, SL Models
Posted on April 4, 2012 by Maureen Barry
Dr. Andrew Furco, service-learning and civic engagement expert, will visit Wright State University in early May.  He will present "Exploring the Value of Service-Learning for College Student Development and Faculty Scholarship" on Tuesday, May 8 from 2:30-4.  The visit will be funded by a grant from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The event is co-sponsored by the WSU College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Human Services and the office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.  
Posted on April 4, 2012 by Maureen Barry

The new issue of LOEX Quarterly is out and part II of my article is published.  It isn't posted in Wright State University's CORE (Campus Online Repository) yet, but it will be there soon.  Check back here next week, perhaps: http://core.libraries.wright.edu/handle/2374.WSU/5843 Barry, M. (2011).  Librarians as Partners in Service-Learning Courses (Part II).  LOEX Quarterly: 38(2), Article 4.

Tags: LOEX, LOEX Quarterly Categories: Library/librarian roles, Publications
Posted on April 4, 2012 by Maureen Barry

The ethic of inefficiency is a phrase that we discussed on our spring break trip quite a bit.  It's hard to define in concrete terms.

Tags: Ethic of inefficiency, Good Works, Inc. Categories: Alternative Spring Break, SL Models, Partnership with the community
Posted on March 3, 2012 by Maureen Barry

This installment will feature some photos that I couldn't load from my phone while we were away.  I have also gone back to my previous posts about the trip to add photos.

The Village Bakery lends books (many about local food) to the community

Tags: alternative spring break, The Village Bakery Categories: Alternative Spring Break
Posted on March 3, 2012 by Maureen Barry

This week will be the first installment of a new feature here at Service Learning Librarian, videos of interest.  Today, I'd like to share two videos.  First, is the video snapshot of how I spent my alternative spring break with a Wright State class: http://youtu.be/_lqSuRkl6ZM Second, this video about service-learning composition courses at George Washington University is also worth watching.  One of the fac

Tags: alternative spring break, George Washington University, Jennifer Nutefall, Phyllis Ryder, Service-learning videos, Wright State University Categories: Service-learning videos
Posted on March 3, 2012 by Maureen Barry

It's hard to believe it's our last night in Hannah House, our home for the week.  I'm pretty sure that I can speak for everyone that we learned a TON this week - about social, environmental and economic sustainability and ourselves.

Tags: Athens Public Library, Della Zona, Glouster, Good Works, Monday Creek Restoration Project, OH Categories: Alternative Spring Break, SL Courses, Partnership with the community
Posted on March 3, 2012 by Maureen Barry

I am very fortunate to have the opportunity this week to travel with the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Appalachia (UH 202-203) course to southeastern Ohio (Athens County).  We are learning a ton and making lots of new friends as we complete social and environmental projects in the community.

Tags: Athens County Library, Good Works, Green Edge Farms, Monday Creek Restoration Project, Rural Action, Snowville Creamery, Wright State University Categories: Alternative Spring Break, Library/librarian roles, SL Models, Partnership with the community
Posted on March 3, 2012 by Maureen Barry
As you may know, I have been an embedded librarian for a course this quarter:  Social and environmental sustainability in Appalachia.  We leave tomorrow morning for our service trip to Athens County in southeast Ohio.
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