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A Perfect Match: Libraries and Service Learning

November 08, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

A Perfect Match: Libraries and Service Learning

with Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian at Santa Clara University

Presented by the Oviatt Library and CSUN Community Engagement

Libraries have begun to more frequently partner with various entities on campus, including Information Technology, Undergraduate Research, and the Learning Resource Center. A new player in this game is Service Learning, which on many campuses is coordinated by the Office of Community Engagement. Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian at Santa Clara University, is well-versed in how libraries can provide opportunities for students to get involved in Service Learning. Ms. Nutefall will be speaking on how the faculty and staff at the Oviatt Library and the Office of Community Engagement at CSUN can partner together to create collaborative opportunities for CSUN students who are interested in Service Learning.

About the Speaker

Jennifer Nutefall began her tenure as University Librarian at Santa Clara in 2012. Among her accomplishments are the completion of the Library's first strategic plan, a review and reorganization of technical services, a redesign of the library's first floor, and the launching of the Colloquium on Libraries and Service Learning. The inaugural conference was held at Santa Clara University with the theme “Extending Our Reach.” The Colloquium attracted over 70 participants and offered an excellent range of sessions with the mission to help advance the conversation on service learning and libraries.

Jennifer holds a BS in Journalism and an MLS from Syracuse University and an MA in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. She has attended the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program, the ACRL Harvard Leadership Institute, the Engagement Academy for University Leaders, and the UCLA Senior Fellows Program.

In 2018, Jennifer received the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award for Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries, hailed as a timely book that pushes the field in new directions, encouraging librarians to consider new and innovative methods of teaching information literacy concepts and skills.

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