ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

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

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2014 Winner(s)

Tish Hayes

information literacy librarian at Moraine Valley Community College

Every year the Moraine Valley Community College Library sponsors the “One Book, One College” project, which includes panels and lectures by faculty, resources and study guides for the book and related themes, videos and podcasts. The 2013-14 selection, “World War Z” by Max Brooks, an oral history of a zombie apocalypse, provided a unique opportunity to engage the campus in a large-scale active learning event. This event required coordination across a wide-range of departments including the Student Activities, IT, Marketing, campus police and faculty. This cooperation and support across campus, along with the opportunity to engage students with a unique learning event, makes this a truly innovative project.


Terra B. Jacobson

manager of library services at Moraine Valley Community College

Every year the Moraine Valley Community College Library sponsors the “One Book, One College” project, which includes panels and lectures by faculty, resources and study guides for the book and related themes, videos and podcasts. The 2013-14 selection, “World War Z” by Max Brooks, an oral history of a zombie apocalypse, provided a unique opportunity to engage the campus in a large-scale active learning event. This event required coordination across a wide-range of departments including the Student Activities, IT, Marketing, campus police and faculty. This cooperation and support across campus, along with the opportunity to engage students with a unique learning event, makes this a truly innovative project.


Troy A. Swanson

department chair of library services at Moraine Valley Community College

Every year the Moraine Valley Community College Library sponsors the “One Book, One College” project, which includes panels and lectures by faculty, resources and study guides for the book and related themes, videos and podcasts. The 2013-14 selection, “World War Z” by Max Brooks, an oral history of a zombie apocalypse, provided a unique opportunity to engage the campus in a large-scale active learning event. This event required coordination across a wide-range of departments including the Student Activities, IT, Marketing, campus police and faculty. This cooperation and support across campus, along with the opportunity to engage students with a unique learning event, makes this a truly innovative project.