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Collaborating on the Summer Slide: University Students Tutor at Jacksonville Public Library

School Library Journal
In a tutoring session to help students organize story ideas, Erika Orlowski, elementary education major, directed four boys seated around a table at the Southeast Regional Library, part of the Jacksonville (FL) Public Library system, to write a topic sentence on the top of a hamburger bun. The three main story ideas were to be written on a leaf of lettuce, a slice of tomato and a rather thick burger, with the finishing thought to be placed on the bottom of the bun — all drawn on paper, of course. Orlowski, a junior at the University of North Florida (UNF), is one of 15 tutors participating in a unique collaboration between the university and the Jacksonville Public Library, initiated last year by Anita Haller, children’s services senior librarian at Southeast.

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