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.

Administered by:

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2015 Winner(s)

Michelle Keba, Michael Schofield and Jamie Segno

Keba is Reference and Instructional Librarian II, Schofield is Web Services Librarian and Segno is Reference/Outreach Librarian II, all of Nova Southeastern University

“Library Learn addresses so many key issues that we all struggle with, and the committee was excited by the possibilities presented by the platform,” said award committee Chair Susanna Eng-Ziskin of California State University-Northridge. “Online video tutorials are nothing new to libraries. Librarians have been creating them for years, but the ability to efficiently organize, maintain, and update instructional videos has not been sufficiently addressed. Library Learn is an exciting organizational platform that allows libraries to create permalinks that won’t change when a video is updated, is mobile first and will tailor its design to any device, is ADA accessible, and is available to students at point of need by automatically detecting what type of video to display, based on the users’ search queries on the library’s website.”

Library Learn is a mobile-first platform designed at Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center for managing and displaying instructional videos. These modular videos can be viewed asynchronously on demand whenever a patron needs guidance.