The Role of Information Literacy in Service Learning Courses: A Case Study and Best Practices

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Service Learning is a quickly growing movement within higher education that empowers students to utilize classroom knowledge to solve a problem or effect a change within their local community. Information Literacy is critical for getting students to understand the “why” and “how” that should ground all service learning projects.

This presentation will begin with an overview of the service learning movement. Next, I will present a case study of my experiences as an embedded librarian in an Environmental Studies Senior Seminar. The presentation will conclude with a summary of emerging best practices for incorporating information literacy into service learning courses.

Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - May 31 2012
EventLOEX Encore Virtual Conference -
Duration: May 31 2012 → …


ConferenceLOEX Encore Virtual Conference
Period5/31/12 → …


  • Information Literacy
  • Service Learning


  • Library and Information Science

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