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SLIS Volunteers Work in the Community

Not only is Saturday, October 24th, a commemoration of United Nations Day and the first-ever marking of “350 Global Day of Climate Action,” but it’s a good day to think about the impact you can make volunteering on the USF campus and in the community.

350 Supporters in Mumbai, India formed a giant 350 in a public park as part of their Earth Day 2009 - International Day of Climate Action (photo credit to examiner.com)

350 Supporters in Mumbai, India formed a giant 350 in a public park as part of their Earth Day 2009 - International Day of Climate Action (photo credit to examiner.com)

One place to work on the USF campus and do regular and continuing volunteer fieldwork is in the Patient Library and Welcome Center at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Anne Larrivee, the newly-elected Vice President of the SLIS Student Organizations Special Library Association (SLA) chapter is among the students from USF who have helped cancer patients, their families, the public, and the full-time staff in Moffitt’s Patient Library.  Jeffery Austin, Co-Secretary of the SLIS Student Organizations, is a good contact to find out more information about volunteering with Moffitt’s Patient Library.

As our national newspaper’s weekend edition, USA Weekend, reminds us with “Make a Difference Day” this weekend, your volunteering in the community has a real impact!

-JA

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