In Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, the hero of the story embarks on an adventure and returns transformed, empowered, and enlightened. Two academic librarians and the research process itself were incorporated into the curriculum of an undergraduate composition course that was structured around the research and writing process as a hero’s journey. The experience, which was student/hero-centered, self-directed, self-defined, investigative, and exploratory, was transformative for the students and the librarians as well.
Helen Georgas, Mariana Regalado and Matthew Burgess. 2017. “Choose Your Own Adventure: The Hero's Journey and the Research Process.” Association of College & Research Libraries Conference 2017 Proceedings. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2017/ChooseYourOwnAdventure.pdf