Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation

Special Certificate of Recognition & Appreciation

The 2009 Instruction Section Program honored a unique contribution to the field of information literacy: Stewart Brower and Christopher Hollister, editors and cofounders of the journal Communications in Information Literacy, received the ACRL Instruction Section Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation. This semiannual journal, launched in 2007, is dedicated to advancing knowledge, theory, and research in the area of information literacy.

In honor of their pioneering work, Brower and Hollister received a plaque that stated:
In recognition of Stewart Brower and Christopher Hollister for launching Communications in Information Literacy, the first born-digital, open-access peer reviewed journal devoted entirely to information literacy.

Brower is director of the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa Library, and Hollister is information literacy librarian for the University at Buffalo’s Arts and Sciences Libraries.

Committed to the principles of information literacy as set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Communications in Information Literacy serves as an academic model for viable, sustainable open access publishing. Communications in Information Literacy is available at http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php/cil/index.

The IS Program took place at the ALA Annual Conference, Sunday, July 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the Williford Room of the Chicago Hilton. Following the awards presentations, the program featured the interactive panel discussion "Illuminating New Instruction Research: Applying Research to Practice."

Barbara Wittkopf, editor of Research Strategies: a Journal of Library Concepts and Instruction, from 1990 through 1997, will receive a special certificate of recognition and appreciation during the IS Program at the 1998 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The certificate, which will be awarded jointly by the ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and the ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT), recognizes Barbara's leadership in directing Research Strategies through years of phenomenal growth and development within our discipline. As the primary journal devoted to library instruction, Research Strategies has fostered the development of our knowledge base by disseminating over one hundred articles and seventy columns on theoretical and applied instruction research. Barbara's vision expressed in her editorials over the years has influenced the thinking of instruction practitioners worldwide. IS and LIRT hope you will join us at the IS Program during the 1998 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC to recognize Barbara's contributions through the presentation of this special certificate.

Martin Raish, creator and moderator of the Bibliographic Instruction Listserv (BI-L), received a special certificate of recognition and appreciation at the 1996 ALA Annual Conference in New York. The certificate, awarded jointly by the ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and the ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT), recognized Dr. Raish's critical contribution to over 2300 subscribers worldwide. The focus of BI-L is on library instruction, with substantive discussions, requests for advice and handouts, reports on activities, new programs, and new classrooms, and postings of job vacancies and conferences. LIRT and IS acknowledged his firm, yet gentle management of the list as one that all moderators would do well to emulate.


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