IS Innovation Award

About the IS Innovation Award
This annual award recognizes a project that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming.

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2019 Winner(s)

Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries and Press Undergrad Research and Writing Studio

a dynamic and flexible space where students can develop skills in information literacy, media literacy, data literacy, and rhetoric and composition.

“Oregon State University’s Undergrad Research and Writing Studio demonstrates an innovative and grounded approach to the peer education model by a meaningful collaboration between the library and writing center,” said award committee chair Jo Angela Oehrli of the University of Michigan. “The Studio allows peers to consult one-on-one, in small group sessions, or as whole classes on topics such as information literacy, media literacy, data literacy, and rhetoric and composition. Their work is deeply grounded in pedagogical best practices and offers an exemplary model for similar programs in libraries looking to innovate and collaborate in cross-campus spaces. This program has led to an increase in students receiving help, including growth among historically marginalized populations.”