In the current political environment, librarians remain committed to the democratic ideals of higher education by encouraging students to become engaged citizens. This panel session will demonstrate the ways in which libraries are critical partners in implementing and assessing service learning programs linked to institutional mission. Librarians from different institutions will share ideas including developing service learning partnerships with the library, executing different models for programs and projects, reshaping library instruction and collection policies, advocating for and receiving library administrative support, and structural opportunities for integrating community information into the mission of academic libraries. The panelists will demonstrate how academic library partnerships on campus enhance and enrich the educational experience of students toward advancing the public good.
Nutefall, Jennifer; Kott, Katherine; Peters, Amanda; and Stark, Megan, "Inspired by Real Events: Libraries Transforming Students into Engaged Citizens" (2018). Staff publications, research, and presentations. 186.