Austin Community College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

For Immediate Release
Thu, 02/25/2016


Chase Ollis

Program Coordinator


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Austin Community College Library Services has been chosen to receive the 2016 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its information literacy tutorials program.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Courtney Mlinar and Irena Klaic, co-chairs of the Austin Community College Information Literacy Team, at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Austin Community College Library Services has integrated information literacy tutorials and instruction within many key academic and workforce programs. The Research Tutorials Suite follows student learning outcomes to help educate students about key information literacy concepts, and to increase student success and equity. The tutorials use humor to convey the concepts and include an assessment measure to confirm completion and understanding of the student learning outcome.

“Austin Community College has created an innovative collection of information literacy tutorials that are used as benchmarks for other community colleges across the country,” said award co-chairs Sarah North of Casper College and Julia Mielish of Wake Technical Community College. “These tutorials are mapped to student learning outcomes and cover a broad range of topics and can be used for academic as well as workforce development programs. The committee is excited to see Austin Community College recognized for this significant achievement in information literacy tutorials.”

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


About ACRL

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.