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Owing to the scope and pace of change, society has become increasingly knowledge-based so that higher learning and research now act as essential components of cultural, socio-economic and environmentally sustainable development of individuals, communities and nations. In this environment, it is essential that higher learning and knowledge creation involve effective partnerships among academic and non-academic learning institutions and communities to create and apply learning and knowledge with stakeholders that are managing and creating sustainable development initiatives. Growing concern regarding the importance of the contribution that higher education institutions make to society has aroused increasing debate about their relevance and credibility amid escalating social problems. An underlying premise of community engagement is the understanding that not all knowledge and expertise resides in the academy, and that both expertise and great learning opportunities in teaching and scholarship also reside in non-academic settings.

This conference will explore how LIS educators and researchers can develop curricula, programs, and research activities that enable active partnerships with communities and civil society to manage and create change. How can LIS programs increase opportunities for experiential, service oriented, and community engaged student learning? How can we develop further collaboration between LIS programs and their larger communities (local, regional/ state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity?

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Wednesday, January 18
 

7:30am EST

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12:15pm EST

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Session 3.5 Juried Panel: Essential Partners in Community Engagement and Social Responsibility: Causal Relationships between Librarians’ Best Practices, Student Learning, and Improvement Science Atlanta 4Lenese Colson • Kristen Gregory • Faye Jones • Sue Kimmel • Marcia Mardis • Laura Pasquini • Shana Pribesh • Barbara Schultz-Jones • Lois Wine Session 3.1 A Juried Paper: Connecting Libraries and Learning with Community Organizational Needs Georgia 2/3Nora Bird • Michael Crumpton Session 3.1 B Juried Paper: Engaging Adjunct LIS Faculty as Educators through Communities of Practice Georgia 2/3Dr. Sarah Sutton • Sandra Valenti Session 3.1 C Juried Paper: Identifying the Key Stakeholders in LIS School’s Mission Statements: Who do we serve? Georgia 2/3Monica Colon-Aguirre Session 3.2 A Juried Paper: Discourses of Expertise in Professional Competency Documents: Communicating Across Communities Atlanta 1Deborah Hicks • Amy VanScoy Session 3.2 B Juried Paper: Disconnect between local governance and community: the rise of volunteer-run libraries Atlanta 1Claire Burrows • Heather Hill Session 3.2 C Juried Paper: Connecting Social Responsibility to Parental Health Information Behaviors: Questioning and Using Childhood Vaccination Information in Social Media Georgia 2/3Jinxuan (Jenny) Ma Session 3.3 SIG: Historical Perspectives SIG: Patron Engagement Through Library Spaces, Collaborative Selection, and Storytelling Atlanta 2Dr. Renate Chancellor • Sheila Corrall • Shari Lee • Jennifer Burek Pierce • Susan Rathbun-Grubb • Kristen Schuster Session 3.4 SIG: Engaging Diverse Local Communities: Lessons from the Archives Atlanta 5Nicole Amy Cooke • Robin Kurz

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