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 provide examples of how to incorporate service learning into library and information science education; give an overview of the history of service-learning; and, outline the student, faculty, and field supervisor roles. ""Service Learning"" serves as the rare educational resource that will tie professional and formalized education together.
Loriene Roy, Ph.D, former ALA president, is professor in the School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches graduate classes on public libraries, reference, and library instruction/information literacy. She is founder and directorof ""If I can Read, I Can Do Anything,"" a national reading club for Native American children.