[As told by Amanda Wentworth]: As someone who relatively recently became interested in the wonderful world of librarianship, it was not too long ago that the term “Special Collections” would’ve passed through the air over my head with no recognition and no further consideration.
Congratulations to Milne Librarians, Kim Hoffman and Michelle Costello on the recent publication of their article,
Davies-Hoffman, K., Alvarez, B., Costello, M., & Emerson, D. (2013). Keeping pace with information literacy instruction for the real world: When will MLS programs wake up and smell the LILACs? Communications in Information Literacy, 7 (1), 9-23.
Communications in Information Literacy is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to advancing knowledge, theory, and research in information literacy.
Conceiving and implementing LILAC (not just once, but twice! as well as inspiring several similar programs) and now publishing to advocate change in the education of future librarians; they’re making an impact! Nice work, ladies!
Curious about the Library Instruction Leadership Academy (LILAC)? You can take a look at the “greatest hits” video from the most recent series to get an idea of how it has impacted the latest group of librarians in the program. You can also learn about the first series in an earlier blog post from 2010.
And let’s not forget that in 2011, The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) selected Kim and Michelle to receive its Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work in developing LILAC.
When you check out the article, also be sure to look for comments from Alyse Hennig, Geneseo-grad-turned-Librarian too!
The Ella Cline Shear School of Education has established the Geneseo Distinguished Educator Awards to recognize outstanding alumni educators, including librarians, who have made a profound impact on individual students, schools and communities. With over 13,000 educator alumni, Geneseo graduates make a difference throughout New York State and the entire nation.
Who is eligible: SUNY Geneseo graduates who work or have worked as a teacher, guidance counselor, school psychiatrist, librarian, administrator or staff member who impacts the daily lives and educational experiences of K-12 students. The awards may be conferred upon retired educators or posthumously.
Who may nominate: Superintendents, principals, vice principals, deans or department chairs (may nominate up to two qualifying education professionals per year).
Deadline: Nominations must be postmarked by March 23, 2010. Click here to download nomination instructions and form.
Award recipients will be honored at a complimentary champagne reception under the tent at Summer Reunion 2010.
Milne Library is proud to announce that Bonnie Swoger, Instructional Support Associate, recently completed her coursework towards a Master’s in Library Science (MLS). Her degree comes from the University at Buffalo and will be conferred in February 2008. Bonnie has worked in Milne Library since September of 2005, with increasing responsibilities and active involvement in several important library projects, including the redesign of the library website and the SAILS information literacy assessment. Bonnie has a BS from St. Lawrence University in Geology, an MS in Geology from Kent State University and taught Introductory Geology Labs at Buffalo State College for several years before coming to Geneseo. Bonnie’s professional interests include web design, scholarly communication in the sciences, open access, Web 2.0 tools, and information literacy instruction and assessment. Congratulations to Bonnie and all her achievements!