2014 ALA Annual Program

Supporting Community Transformation: Becoming a Community-Engaged Academic Library
2014 ANSS/EBSS Program

Saturday, June 28th
1:00-2:30pm                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas Convention Center, S229

Biblography, compiled by Wade Kotter


Claytee White

Claytee 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

          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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