Librarian Receives MCC Service-Learning Award
Whether it’s volunteering with students off-campus or documenting
materials in the Alma College archives, Librarian Jennifer Starkey has
put her commitment to service-learning into practice.
“Becoming involved in the campus community is a great way for librarians to connect with students and faculty and to increase visibility for the library,” she says.
Starkey is the 2008 recipient of the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award. She was honored at the 12th annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Banquet Feb. 7 in Mount Pleasant.
Jennifer Starkey, right, reviewing archival photos
The prestigious annual award is the highest MCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan.
Starkey was designated by peers as the faculty/staff person on campus who has made the most outstanding contributions in service-learning and community service. The award recognizes her influence on and the engagement of students to be involved in community service or service-learning through modeling, influencing or instruction.
Starkey serves as the liaison to the Pine River Superfund Task Force Archives Project and faculty advisor to Alpha Phi Omega. She has led multiple Alternative Break trips and accompanied students to the MCC Service Leadership Camp.
In addition, Starkey has offered her own talents in providing German translation for students traveling to Germany during a spring term psychology course.
Michigan Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. MCC promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
Posted: Sat, February 9th, 2008 at 2:29PM