We talk and teach a lot about collaboration and outreach, assuming that everyone has a shared definition of these terms and a shared vision of how they look in praxis. Rather than focus on providing best practices for teaching community engagement and/or social responsibility, or more examples of empowering youth as change agents, this session is designed to provide LIS educators with alternative ways of conceptualizing these terms. By thinking about frameworks rather than instances or examples, we invite LIS educators to re-think how they model and teach these concepts to the next generation of practitioners.
We propose a panel of four invited guest speakers, from within and outside of our field, who have their own interpretations of engagement, collaboration, and outreach. They will each present a 10-minute overview of their framework and then the attendees will participate in a brainstorming session to discuss how one or more of these frameworks can best serve them in their pedagogy.