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Posted on June 6, 2012 by Maureen Barry

Campus Compact's annual member survey summarizing 2011 was recently released.  The report offers a great portrait of the landscape of civic and community engagement in higher education institutions throughout the country. View the entire report at:  

Tags: 2011 Campus Compact Annual Member Survey Executive Summary, Campus Compact Categories: Civic Engagement
Posted on May 5, 2012 by Maureen Barry

The Friends of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement breakfast is one of my favorite days at Wright State.  Students, staff, faculty and community partners celebrate come together to celebrate service-learning and raise money for our Citizen Scholar certificate program.  There are awards, a silent auction, a celebration of our community partnerships and impact statements from our campus AmeriCORPS VISTA members.  The best part about this morning, for me, was that four friends from Athens County with whom we partnered on the alternative spring break trip made the trek to Dayton to celebrat

Tags: Athens Public Library, Friends of Service-Learning Breakfast, Good Works, Green Edge Gardens, Hunt Brown, Kip Rondy, Lauren Miller, Mike Steinmaus, Monday Creek Restoration Project, Paul Richard, Wright State University, Wright State University Office of Service Learning Categories: Alternative Spring Break, Civic Engagement, Conferences & Awards, Partnership with the community
Posted on May 5, 2012 by Maureen Barry

Those of you familiar with the service-learning literature have likely seen the name Dr.

Tags: Andrew Furco, George Kuh, Julie Hatcher, Patti Clayton, Robert Bringle Categories: Library/librarian roles, Publications, SL Models
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: 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: 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