Academic Libraries, Community Engagement, and Service Learning

Are community engagement and service learning strategic priorities at your college or university? Are you wondering how your library can be more involved in community engagement and service learning? Do you want to know how you can take your service learning program to the next level? Are you planning to attend the ACRL Conference in Baltimore in March? Then attend the panel by Jennifer Nutefall, Megan Stark, Amanda Peters and me—Sea Change: Transforming the student experience through community engagement and service learning.

This panel will share ideas including phased development of a service learning program, reshaping library information literacy instruction and collection development policies, advocating and receiving library administrative support, and structural opportunities for how to integrate community information into the mission of academic libraries using a service learning rubric. Even if you will not be attending ACRL, we encourage you to use the rubric and provide your feedback here.

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