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Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   GoToWebinar (Web Conference/Webinar)

  • This webinar will be run through GoToWebinar. Use the "register" link below to sign-up for this event, and you will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to join the webinar: Register

What is service learning and how can librarians engage with service learning and community engagement initiatives on their campus? This live, interactive webcast will outline how the pedagogy that underlies service learning also foregrounds the pedagogy of information literacy. Learn how to connect service learning and information literacy through the use of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This framework can serve as an important tool for: designing campus resources that can impact community welfare; creating environments of collaboration across the education continuum; and appraising the impact of community-based assignments. The presenters will share case studies of their own practices in order for attendees to see the theories in action.

Service learning and community engagement are one of ten high impact educational practices identified by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) that contribute to student retention and student engagement. AAC&U defines service learning as a course requirement where students have “direct experience with issues they are studying in the curriculum and with ongoing efforts to analyze and solve problems in the community. A key element in these programs is the opportunity students have to both apply what they are learning in real-world settings and reflect in a classroom setting on their service experiences.” (

Learning Outcomes
* Describe the importance of academic library participation in service learning.
* Apply the Framework for Information Literacy in service learning courses.
* Create successful service learning partnerships and assignments.
* Assess service learning in the context of undergraduates’ information literacy development.

Who Should Attend
People new to the topic; people with some experience but looking to grow.

Alex Hodges, Associate Librarian, American University
Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian, Santa Clara University

Type:   Program

Thank you to the presenter for giving RAILS permission to record this event. Please allow time for processing before it appears on the RAILS CE Archives page: If you cannot attend the live session, please feel free to register in order to receive an email alert when the recording is available to view.

Categories: Academic Libraries, Burr Ridge Area, Freeport Area, Galena Area, Galesburg Area, Joliet Area, Kankakee Area, LaSalle Area, Macomb Area, Moline Area, Northbrook Area, Peoria Area, Quincy Area, Rockford Area, Sterling Area, Sycamore Area, Aurora Area, Chicago Area

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Questions? Please contact Louise Svehla.

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