Dr. Loriene Roy is professor in the School of Information of the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches graduate classes on public libraries, reference, and library instruction/information literacy. She is founder and director of If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything, a national reading club for Native children. She is Anishinabe, enrolled on the White Earth Reservation, and is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. She was elected 2007–2008 president of the American Library Association.
- About the Authors
As concern grows over the relevance of a master's degree to the professional work of librarianship, more and more schools will be looking to incorporate service learning into the student experience. Roy brings together authors from the top-tier schools to outline their programs and surrounding efforts and
- Provides examples of how to incorporate service learning into library and information science education
- Gives an overview of the history of service-learning
- Outlines the student, faculty, and field supervisor roles
Service Learning serves as the rare educational resource that will tie professional and formalized education together.
"Does one really need a master's degree to run a library? Service Learning: Linking Library Education and Practice is a look at how service education is gaining ground in library education curricula across the country. Linking the two seems to be a natural move, especially with the declining rates of students going for masters degrees. Many brilliant minds converge and speak their piece on the subject. Service Learning is of great interest to educators in the field and librarians looking to the future of their career."
--The Midwest Book Review
"The variety of approaches within this volume makes for interesting reading and may inspire the reader to try some of the strategies."
"The book does an excellent job of approaching the topic from the perspective of faculty members, administrators, and students who completed service learning projects."