2014 ALA Annual Program

Supporting Community Transformation: Becoming a Community-Engaged Academic Library

Sunday, June 28th

1:00 – 2:30pm

Las Vegas Convention Center, S229

Bibliography complied by Wade Kotter


Caytee White

Director of the Oral History Research Center

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Claytee is joined by two community partners, Hannah Brown and Jarmilla McMillan-Arnold

Patrick Griffis

Business Librarian

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Patrick is joined by one of his community partners, Lora Hendrickson.

This panel explores the collaboration of researchers and academic libraries involved in community-engaged learning, service, and scholarship through two current UNLV projects – one that teaches community members about business opportunities using librarian curated resources and strategies, the other an oral history project that engages and strengthens ties within the local African-American community.

Why Attend?

  • Hear from UNLV’s Claytee White and Patrick Griffis about their collaborative community projects.
  • Learn about strategies to develop programs that integrate service learning with information literacy.
  • Leave with techniques for supporting service-learning projects that increase student learning.
  • Return home with an understanding of successful community projects that can be replicated at your library or institution.

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