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SLI: Igniting Service-Learning through Faculty-Librarian Collaboration

Recommended Readings

These resources are a selection of key resources on libraries and service-learning. A valid CatID is required for accessing Rod Library subscription resources.

Service Learning Librarian blog:

Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning:

Engaged Library list-serv:

Gradis, J. & Travis, T. (2014). Information literacy + service learning = social change. International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA) Conference, Lyon, France.

Nutefall, J. (Ed.). (2016). Service learning, information literacy, and libraries. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Nutefall, J. (2011). Why service learning is important to librariansOLA Quarterly17(3), 16-21.

Riddle, J. (2003). Where’s the library in service learning?: Models for engaged library instruction. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 29(2), 71-81.

Rowland, N.J. & Knapp, J.A. (2015). Engaged scholarship and embedded librarianship. Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement, 19(2), 15-34.

Advanced Google Searching

Limit by domain name to see results only from .org sites.  Example: Iowa hunger

Add the word statistics to your search terms if that's what you need.

Limit to government sites for statistics. Example: hunger statistics

Use quotation marks to search for logical phrases. Example: "food insecurity map"

Questions to Consider


Working together with your group, review your group's questions and explore the sources suggested provided on the library research guide to find answers.

The questions document saves changes automatically. Please edit in your group’s section only & don’t edit above the line. :)


  • Open the questions in a new tab. Respond directly below each question.
  • Number each response to match the questions.
  • Don't forget to cite your sources. Just a URL is fine.
  • Explore! If you can't find an answer, include other relevant information you come across that is interesting or surprising.
  • Try advanced Google searching tips on this page.
  • Be ready to share with the class what you learned, how you feel, and what you want to do next.

National Hunger & Food Insecurity Resources

Iowa Hunger & Food Insecurity Resources

Local Hunger & Food Insecurity Resources