The professional service learning of the department of library and information science is a pedagogy which combines community service and library education. By letting students enter the community truly to provide technical assistance with local library and plan all kinds of outreach activities, the pedagogy can enhance their practical experience and while also facilitate the development of students in the library skills, critical thinking and other capacity ,civic literacy. The purpose of the study was to explore the effectiveness of the professional service learning of the department of library and information science. Taking the library instruction education service of the professional service learning course of the department of library and information science in Tamkang University as an example, adopting a questionnaire survey study the sixty students of the department who have participated and is currently third and fourth grade. Its findings show that professional service learning for students of library specialized skills, interpersonal communication, teamwork, lesson plans and teaching activities, teaching and leadership capacity and understanding and other respect of other ethnic groups (such as children) and so the development of literacy has a positive effect, in the interest community issues such as the ability to reflect on the need to be strengthened. Based on the findings, the study plan for the Department of Tamkang University Library instruction Education Information Service implementation of the following recommendations:
1.To provide the teaching of the relevant skills of the library instruction education service
Library instruction Education Service Description will employ experts or teachers in writing lesson plans, designing teaching aids and implementation of teaching to teach students, in addition should also give students information literacy curriculum in the library are not part of the knowledge learned , so that students can get a comprehensive relevant skills of library instruction education before teaching.
2.To establish an objective assessment mechanism
For library instruction education services of the various activities (including lesson plans, teaching aids and teaching of acceptance, etc.) to establish an objective standard of assessment, and implement a comprehensive rating tool (such as a roll book, etc.).
3.The establishment of mechanisms for student feedback
Provide small operations to test students in classroom learning outcomes, and allow students to reflect on their teaching of small operations and make amendments.
4.To conduct a comprehensive planning of reflective activities
Improve the plan of the contents of the reflective activities such as practice diary and peer evaluation form, so that students can effectively reflect and to show the devotional level of peers. In addition to provide teacher evaluation form and after-school review sessions ,letting each group share and reflect for the activities to supply the necessary feedback and correction.
5.To find sources of funding
Applying actively for funding toward the department or other relevant institutions outside the school to provide students with enough money for the production of teaching aids.
6.To establish advertising channels
By inviting experienced seniors to share their service experience before students choosing services content and place to enhance the advertisement of service activities, and attract students.