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Updates for LIS 7620, Literacy and Community Engagement

9 August 2013

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Books

Butin, D. (2010). Service-learning in theory and practice:  The future of community engagement in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan.  We’ll read two chapters for this course.

Stoecker, R. and Tryon, E. (2009). The unheard voices: Community organizations and service learning. Temple University Press. [e-book at St. Kate’s Library]. We’ll read one or two chapters.

Clayton, P., Bringle, R. and Hatcher, J. (Eds.). (2013). Research on service learning: Conceptual frameworks and assessment. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC. We may read one chapter.

Roy, L., Jensen, K. and Meyers, A. H. (2009). Service learning: Linking library education and practice. Chicago. IL: American Library Association. We may read one chapter of this book.

Useful Resources

Campus Compact at

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse at

Service-Learning Initiative at the Ohio State University at


Part I: Background of Service Learning

Part 2: Conceptual Frameworks and Debates

Part 3: Literacy and Community

Part 4: Futures


  • Reading responses and questions
  • Reflection logs
  • Final reflection essay (tentative)
  • Community project (main assignment)
  • Class participation
  • Work hours for direct service or a community project: A minimum of 25 hours over the semester

If you’d like to see a draft of my syllabus, please contact me at slim @

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