Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award

About the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award This annual award recognizes an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years. The award honors Ilene F. Rockman's professional contributions to academic librarianship in the area of information literacy. This award is administered by the Instruction Section.

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2018 Winner(s)

Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries

edited by Jennifer E. Nutefall

While service learning can be defined in many ways, for the context of this book it is defined as community service connected to a for-credit college course, providing students with opportunities to put what they learn into practice, to engage problem-solving skills, and to reflect on their experiences. Ideally, in service learning course materials inform student service, and student experiences with service inform academic dialogue and comprehension. For many reasons, many colleges and universities include service learning requirements.

This book brings together a wide variety of contributors for chapters that provide a larger context for librarian involvement in service learning, the integration of theory and pedagogy, and practical examples of service learning partnerships.

“’Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries’ covers a critical and emerging gap in information literacy literature,” said award committee chair Maoria J. Kirker of George Mason University. “As many colleges and universities begin focusing on civic and community engagement, this book may act as a primer for librarians who wish to incorporate service learning into their practice. This timely book pushes the field in new directions as it encourages librarians to consider new and innovative methods of teaching information literacy concepts and skills.”