EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award
“The Awards Committee was impressed by Linda’s dedication to developing a model library instruction program and her commitment to being an active colleague with teaching faculty,” said award Chair David Wright of Surry Community College. “One of her colleagues stated that ‘Linda is but one person, but her accomplishments as a librarian and leader at El Centro College cannot be surpassed by others.’”
Providing face-to-face reference and instruction services away from the physical library, the Library a la Carte project is designed to meet students “where they are.” Using a modified electric golf cart, the librarians set up a library services “station” outside the student center. Reference librarians take turns on duty, instructing students on the use of library resources, including e-books and streaming video. They also promote the Library’s Information Research Certificate program, a series of instruction sessions available in-person or online.