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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 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 3.3 SIG: Historical Perspectives SIG: Patron Engagement Through Library Spaces, Collaborative Selection, and Storytelling

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Paper 1: Designing spaces for literacy: Exploring collection development and use in early 20th century America

Paper 2: Community engagement in collection development: Social responsibility or professional abdication?

Paper 3: Storytelling for Social Justice: Classrooms, Communities and Everywhere in Between

Speakers
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Renate Chancellor

Catholic University of America
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Sheila Corrall

Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Information Culture & Data Stewardship
Sheila Corrall worked in UK public, special, and national libraries in acquisitions, cataloging, reference and information services, before moving into higher education, where she served as university librarian at two institutions and as CIO at a large research university. In 2004, she became Professor of Library & Information Management at the University of Sheffield, then head of the Sheffield iSchool, before moving to the US in 2012 to lead... Read More →
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Shari Lee

St. John's University
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Jennifer Burek Pierce

University of Iowa
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Susan Rathbun-Grubb

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
I teach courses in information organization, library technical services, and social science information services. My research interests are related LIS careers and workforce, LIS history, and pedagogy,


Wednesday January 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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