Routledge Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award

About the Routledge Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award This conference sponsorship award honors any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

Administered by:

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2018 Winner(s)

Marcia E. Rapchak

Head of teaching and learning at Duquesne University,

“Marcia Rapchak has demonstrated longstanding dedication to distance librarianship through her extensive research, publications, and work focused on information literacy instruction in online environments,” said award co-chairs Rebecca Nowicki of Grossmont College and Cynthia Thomes of the University of Maryland. “Her dedicated efforts include the creation of for-credit, required information literacy courses for online learners at her home institution of Duquesne University, as well as professional service for PRIMO, the Distance Library Services Conference, and LOEX.”

“Furthermore, she has incorporated mentorship of students and of colleagues, as well as collaboration, into her role,” continued Nowicki and Thomes. “Rapchak acts as a leader on her campus in developing distance education and online library services, and her important work has significantly impacted the field of distance librarianship.”