Learning about Social Justice through Experiential Learning Abroad

Jenny S. Bossaller, Jillian Frasher, Sarah Norris, Claire Presley Marks


Study abroad opportunities offer students and faculty a new window on their profession. Looking at how library services are offered in other countries can shed new light on practices in US libraries but can also remind us how important libraries are in the lives of our users, something that can be easy to forget as we go about our day-to-day work in a library. In this edition of “For Your Enrichment,” LIS professor Jenny S. Bossaller and three of her students discuss a study abroad session in South Africa.—Editor

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/rusq.54n3.6


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