CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

About the CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award To recognize innovation in college librarianship. 

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2016 Winner(s)

Barbara Merolli

Science Librarian at the College of the Holy Cross

“Drawing on Walls” was a collaboration between Barbara Merolli and Visual Arts Visiting Lecturer Marguerite White during the spring semester 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross, in which students in White’s “Drawing on Walls” class used the stark white walls of the O’Callahan Science Library to create their final projects. The project’s impact has attracted a large increase of non-traditional users to the library.

“The committee was impressed with Merolli’s project for crossing disciplines and drawing undergraduate users into the science library in a way that was replicable across a number of different types of libraries,” said award Chair Leah Dunn, university librarian at the University of North Carolina – Asheville.