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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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Thursday, January 19

8:30am EST

10:30am EST

Session 5.1 A Juried Paper: Practicing Provenance Research: Using Situated Learning Theory to Connect Students to the University LAM Community Georgia 2/3Eleanor Mattern Session 5.1 B Juried Paper: Media Smart Libraries: Building Community Partnerships to Enhance Digital Media Literacies Georgia 2/3Allison Barker • Valerie Karno • Lauren H. Mandel • Mary H. Moen • Samuel Simas • Alyssa Taft Session 5.1 C Juried Paper: Factors Influencing the Intention of Students to Continue Using e-Books: Recommendations for Academic Libraries to Better Engage with Students Georgia 2/3Kanchan Deosthali • Rebecca McCusker • Devendra Potnis • Xiaohua Zhu Session 5.2 A Juried Paper: From Conceptual Model to Toolkit Blueprint Design in Action Research to Further Community Engagement between Small Businesses and Rural Public Libraries: Implications for LIS Education... Atlanta 1Bradley Wade Bishop • Robert P. Partee II • Bharat Mehra Session 5.2 B Juried Paper: Is the public library in the Blue Zone? Socially Responsible Nudging to promote Community Engagement in Planned Community Health Initiatives Atlanta 1Laurie Bonnici • Jinxuan (Jenny) Ma Session 5.2 C Juried Paper: The boundary work of public librarianship Atlanta 1Rachel Williams Session 5.5 A Juried Paper: Educating Creative Minds: Do Our Pedagogical Practices foster Meaningful Community Engagement? Atlanta 4Keren Dali Session 5.5 B Juried Paper: Teaching Community Engagement Atlanta 4Ellen Knutson • Nancy Kranich Session 5.5 C Juried Paper: Impacting Schools and Communities through LIS Instruction on Action-Based Research Atlanta 4Jeffrey DiScala • Sue Kimmel • Old Dominion University

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