Date Created

2017

Abstract

In the fall of 2013, the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) offered a First Year Seminar class focused on libraries and literacy with a service learning component. The students in the class spent part of class time learning about library science theory and the other part implementing that theory in three different service learning projects: leading storytimes for K-3 ESL students, offering computer literacy sessions for senior citizens, and assessing library use for the UMM campus library. The service learning component was a valuable tool in helping the students better understand the importance of libraries and literacy, especially in a small, rural community.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning

First Page

43

Last Page

52

Keywords

courses, undergraduate student engagement, community engagement

Digital Origin

Born digital

Publisher

Chandos Publishing

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