Northwest Vista College Library wins ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Program Award

Contact: Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Coordinator
(312) 280-2514
mgriffin@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release                                                                
February 16, 2010                                                                                                           

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that the Northwest Vista College Library in San Antonio, Texas, has been chosen to receive the 2010 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award.

“What Northwest Vista College Library has achieved with their information literacy instruction and distance programming is a credit to all that were involved,” said José Aguiñaga, award committee chair and librarian at Glendale Community College North.  “The outstanding results from these initiatives have transformed the one-shot instruction approach to a multi-faceted learning environment for students and faculty.”

The faculty at Northwest Vista College Library has created a diverse approach to library instruction for both on campus and distance students, including innovative uses of technological resources to develop new approaches to information literacy efforts. 

The $500 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the CJCLS dinner during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.