Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

About the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).

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2018 Winner(s)

Sharon Mader

Dean Emeritus and Professor at the University of New Orleans

“Sharon Mader’s career in information literacy has had a prolonged and profound effect on the community of teaching and learning in libraries,” said award chair Jennifer Knievel of the University of Colorado Boulder. “She was a founding faculty member of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program, and has mentored librarians and leaders for many years. Her long-term participation in the Instruction Section and ACRL has culminated in her role as ACRL’s Visiting Program Officer for Information Literacy, and she has devoted herself to presenting about, advocating for, and communicating with others about the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, including the development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox.”

“As a leader in our profession, Sharon has helped the field as a whole put in place the structures that have enabled us to make the transition from theory to concrete action,” continued Knievel. “We are delighted to recognize her for her many contributions to the advancement of instruction.”