Schedule, Community Engagement

The class meets weekly on Tuesdays, at 1:45-3:45 pm. These sessions are all online, via Elluminate. In addition, there is an oncampus day, Friday, October 16.

The week-by-week schedule below shows the outline for the entire course, organized in terms of Topics, Readings to be completed by the time of the session that week, and Assignments. For most weeks, there will be a brief agenda or link to slides for discussions in class, linked from the topic description. The reading citations are abbreviated, but complete citation information can be found in the Community inquiry bibliography.

Date Topic Read Write
Aug 24 Intro to CE & class Defining
community engagement
Sep 1 Civic renewal in relation to LIS Sirianni & Friedland, The civic renewal movement Open Discussion
-confusing/interesting points, things to know more about & discuss in class
-how one of the movements connects to LIS
Sep 8 Roots of civic renewal, Hull House Addams,
& social ethics

Addams, 20 years at Hull-House (1 chapter)
Bruce, From Hull-House to Paseo Boricua
Hull-House Museum
Open Discussion
Sep 15 Community
engagement in libraries; distributed information use environments
McCook, Library education & the mission of the community
Milam, Access for all
Durrance et al., Community problem-solving
Curry, Action research in action
Investigate: Analysis of a civic renewal movement
Sep 22 Community based research Stoecker,
Research for community change §§1, §§3
Durrance, Armed for action
Odutola, Participatory use of video
Sloane, nutritional resources
Sep 29 general notes

LGBT leadership crisis (Phil)

Zemsky & Mann, Building organizations
Sousa, ‘Netroots’ revolution
Russell, America’s gay leadership crisis
Osburn, LGBT Equality
Oct 6 general notes

K-12 community engagement (Laura, Marcela)

Needs assessment (Jaime)

Fletcher, architecture of ownership
Schutz, school-based community engagement
what is service learning?

Taking the pulse
Balaswamy, et al., Stakeholder participatory model

Oct 13 general notes

Visioning (Michele, Daylily)

Visioning in your community
Organic planning
San Jose, CA
Bloomingdale Trail
On campus day schedule Create: A poster for CE
Oct 27 general notes

Youth development (Nick, Tim)

Youth development in community settings
Positive youth development in the US
Nov 3 general notes

Educational equity (Imani, Meadow)

Movement for Equity & Excellence
Great Campus
Library Media Tech Center

Ask: Case study / asset map
Nov 10 general notes

Visioning, asset mapping (Dana, Anna)

Elderly education (Naomi, Elyssa)

Asset mapping
Re-constructing the urban landscape
sustainable jersey

aging agenda
Information behavior
computer training

Nov 17 general notes (Sharon Irish)

Community technology centers (Simone, Licia); Youth courts & community justice (Sarah)

CTC’s & digital divide

Restorative justice
Teen courts

Dec 1 general notes

Deliberation in public libraries (Elizabeth)

Dec 8 general notes

visitor: Mei-Ling Wang, National ChenChi U, China

Reflect: A plan for CE

On campus day, Friday, October 16

8:30-9:00 Greetings, schedule (Illini Union, 405)
9:00-11:00 Poster session (posters due Oct.11)
11:00-12:00 White privilege discussion
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Field trips (various sites)
2:30-3:00 Prepare reports (Illini Union, 405)
3:00-3:30 Present/discuss field trip reports
3:30-4:00 Reflect, look ahead
4:00-6:00 Urbana Free Library GSLIS Reception

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