COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT<br />Criss Library & Girls Inc.<br />Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer<br />
Service Learning vs.Community Engagement<br />Service Learning<br />Integrates community service with academic learning<br...
Service Learning – Construction Engineering Class<br />
Background<br />Conversations with Service Learning Academy<br />Identified Possible Partners<br />Douglas County Correcti...
1864   The first Girls Club was started in Waterbury, Connecticut.<br />1975   Girls Club of Omaha opened doors to Girls f...
Girls Inc. by the Numbers<br />Age groups<br />Five to Eight.................................................................
Lunch for Girls Speakers:<br /><ul><li>Madeleine Albright
Barack Obama
Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Archbishop Desmond Tutu </li></li></ul><li>             Girls Inc. Background<br />1986   Walter Scott purchased the old S...
Background<br />Met with Girls Inc and toured libraries at North and South campuses<br />Met with TED Library Science Inst...
Girls Inc North Omaha Library<br />Before Weeding<br />
Girls Inc North Omaha Library<br />Before Weeding<br />
March 26, 2010<br /> Collection Development Class spent 4 hours at North Campus<br />Complete library evaluated, 58 boxes ...
StudentComments<br />I gained a new appreciation for the librarians who do selection for libraries.  I had no idea how dif...
Where we are now<br />Verizon grant for $25,000 written and submitted<br />Includes new furniture from Cornhusker State In...
Cornhusker State Industries  Library Furniture<br />
Where we are now<br />$400 from Service Learning Academy purchased new books for Girls Inc.<br />Titlespurchasedweretakenf...
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Presented at the 2010 NEMA/NLA annual conference, October 14, 2010. Grand Island, NE.
Joyce Neujahr and Nora Hillyer.
University of Nebraska, Omaha
Criss Library

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Community Engagement - Growing our Future

  1. 1. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT<br />Criss Library & Girls Inc.<br />Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer<br />
  2. 2. Service Learning vs.Community Engagement<br />Service Learning<br />Integrates community service with academic learning<br />Community Engagement<br />UNO partners with community to:<br />Build relationships<br />Share knowledge, resources and energies to address community issues<br />
  3. 3. Service Learning – Construction Engineering Class<br />
  4. 4. Background<br />Conversations with Service Learning Academy<br />Identified Possible Partners<br />Douglas County Corrections<br />Read-to-me program<br /> Donated Scholastic Books<br />Girls Inc.<br />North and South Campus Libraries<br />Needed ability to find books <br />
  5. 5. 1864 The first Girls Club was started in Waterbury, Connecticut.<br />1975 Girls Club of Omaha opened doors to Girls for the first time.<br />Girls Inc.<br />
  6. 6. Girls Inc. by the Numbers<br />Age groups<br />Five to Eight..................................................................................... 42%<br />Nine to Eleven ................................................................................. 31%<br />Twelve to Fourteen.......................................................................... 19%<br />Fifteen to Eighteen........................................................................... 8%<br />Ethnic Groups<br />African American............................................................................. 70%<br />Caucasian......................................................................................... 9%<br />Hispanic............................................................................................ 7%<br />Native American................................................................................ 1%<br />Multiracial.......................................................................................... 9%<br />Other................................................................................................. 4%<br />Girls Served<br />Through our Girls Inc. Centers. 884<br />Through Outreach Programs .... 383<br />Boys and Girls Served<br />Through “Kid-Ability!”............. 7,126<br />Grand Total............................... 8,393<br />Number of snacks<br />& meals served...................... 63,328<br />
  7. 7. Lunch for Girls Speakers:<br /><ul><li>Madeleine Albright
  8. 8. Barack Obama
  9. 9. Bill Clinton
  10. 10. Hillary Clinton
  11. 11. Archbishop Desmond Tutu </li></li></ul><li> Girls Inc. Background<br />1986 Walter Scott purchased the old St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church at 30th & S Streets for $51,000 as the new home for the South Omaha programs<br />1991 Purchased the Clifton Hills ElementarySchoolfrom the Omaha Public Schools for the North Campus programs<br />
  12. 12. Background<br />Met with Girls Inc and toured libraries at North and South campuses<br />Met with TED Library Science Instructors<br />Collection Development <br />Cataloging<br />Library Administration<br />Threeyear MOU<br />(Memorandum of Understanding)<br />
  13. 13. Girls Inc North Omaha Library<br />Before Weeding<br />
  14. 14. Girls Inc North Omaha Library<br />Before Weeding<br />
  15. 15. March 26, 2010<br /> Collection Development Class spent 4 hours at North Campus<br />Complete library evaluated, 58 boxes of de-selected material<br />Students selected two books for replacement<br />
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  18. 18. StudentComments<br />I gained a new appreciation for the librarians who do selection for libraries.  I had no idea how difficult it could be to select the right book within certain parameters. - Colina<br />The biggest thing I learned from weeding the Girls, Inc. library was that the amount of library books in a library is not near as important as the content and quality of the books in the library. <br />The library looked so much more appealing after we discarded some of the torn, old, or out-of date books. <br /> I am very excited to get to help choose some of the new books for the library. Thank you for the opportunity to help such a great organization!<br />- Callie<br />
  19. 19. Where we are now<br />Verizon grant for $25,000 written and submitted<br />Includes new furniture from Cornhusker State Industries<br />Koha Open Source LIS<br />LibLime Support for five yearsincluded in grant<br />
  20. 20. Cornhusker State Industries Library Furniture<br />
  21. 21. Where we are now<br />$400 from Service Learning Academy purchased new books for Girls Inc.<br />Titlespurchasedweretakenfrom the Collection Development Class’ bibliographies<br />Girls Inc. will be recepient of Scholastic Book Fair Fall 2010<br />
  22. 22. Where we are now<br />Great Stories Club from ALA<br />Second Chances<br />Hate List by Jennifer Brown <br /> Dope Sick by Walter Dean Meyers<br />The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees<br />
  23. 23. What’s Next<br />Grant approval<br />Furniture and design of libraries<br />Implement Koha<br />Cataloging Class<br />Training of Girls Inc. Staff<br />South Campus Library<br />Collection Development Class<br />Do it all again!<br />
  24. 24. Questions?<br />Comments?<br />jneujahr@unomaha.edu<br />nhillyer@unomaha.edu<br />

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