Librarians, Students as Citizens, and Service Learning

Student as Citizens: Teaching Critical Civic Literacy Skills in the Library
"Student as Citizens" (Sarah Levin)

School and teen services librarians play an important but underappreciated role in young people's civic development. One such librarian, Sarah Levin of the Urban School of San Francisco, is applying the Ten Questions framework to service learning projects she runs with high school students. For more about Levin's work, see her article "Student as Citizens: Teaching Critical Civic Literacy Skills in the Library in Knowledge Quest, Volume 44, No. 5, pp. 23-25.

During the 2017 American Association of School Librarians Conference slated for November in Phoenix, AZ, Levin and Chaebong Nam, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, will run a session discussing Levin's experiences experimenting with the Ten Questions and lessons learned applying them to service learning. More stories about the Ten Questions and youth engagement at libraries to come soon! For now, revisit Exploring Our Foundations in Times of Change and the Ten Questions’ session at the 2017 American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibitions.

 

 

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