Service learning in the library and information science curriculum the perspectives and experiences of one Multimedia/User Education class

James K. Elmborg, Heather Leighton, Holly Huffman, Jane Bradbury, Tim Bryant, Denise Britigan, Connie Ghinazzi, Stacy Light, Sarah Andrews, Chris Miller

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This article provides a case study of a class project in Multimedia/User Education in the Library and Information Science program at the University of Iowa. The goals of the class were to develop multimedia skills, develop conceptual models for implementing multimedia in libraries, and develop a culture of collaborative teaching and learning within the group of students who were enrolled. The course used service learning pedagogy to achieve these ends. Students developed web sites for public libraries in Iowa that, in many cases, are used in those libraries. In this article, the instructor of the course describes the design of the class, and the students contribute their observations about the service learning experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-281
Number of pages17
JournalResearch Strategies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001



  • Collaboration
  • LIS education
  • Multimedia
  • Public libraries
  • Service learning
  • Web development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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