Palo Alto College Library staff wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/05/2013


David Free

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2517

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that the library staff at Palo Alto College in San Antonio has been chosen to receive the 2013 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its work on the project Library a la Carte.

The $500 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Camille Fiorillo, chair of library and information studies, and additional staff members on Friday, June 28, 2013, during the CJCLS Awards Dinner at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

“The Library a la Carte program is innovative, focused on student retention and showed the library’s partnership with other campus departments to promote library services,” said award Chair David Wright of Surry Community College.

Providing face-to-face reference and instruction services away from the physical library, the Library a la Carte project is designed to meet students “where they are.” Using a modified electric golf cart, the librarians set up a library services “station” outside the student center.  Reference librarians take turns on duty, instructing students on the use of library resources, including e-books and streaming video. They also promote the Library’s Information Research Certificate program, a series of instruction sessions available in-person or online.

For more information regarding the ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the ACRL awards website.



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