LDS Business College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

For Immediate Release
Wed, 02/08/2017

Contact:

Chase Ollis
Program Coordinator
ACRL

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that LDS Business College has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its “There’s a Monster in the Library” program.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Sarah Sorenson, Brandon Bowen, and Emily Underwood of the LDS Business College Library, at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Sorenson is director of learning resources, Bowen is reference and instruction manager, and Underwood is reference and instruction librarian.

“There’s a Monster in the Library” is an online tutorial for information literacy instruction stylized as a virtual comic book and utilizing gamification principles and techniques. Three modules, covering search expressions, source evaluation, and the research process, contain active learning integrated with instruction. The tutorial is integrated in the Introduction to College Writing Curriculum with other information literacy assignments and assessments.

“Effective collaboration between libraries and other academic departments can be challenging to achieve, but the librarians at LDS Business College Library have created a healthy, long-term information literacy instruction program with the English 101 instructors,” said award co-chairs Sandy McCarthy of Washtenaw Community College and Abbie Basile of Tidewater Community College. “The creative, multi-modal approach used, including the gamification of online tutorials and active learning activities in face-to-face sessions, demonstrated the librarians’ commitment to implementing best practices in instruction. In addition, the librarians’ attention to conducting regular assessment and adjusting the instruction accordingly ensures that the program is not only new and interesting, but successful.”

Sorenson received her MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, Bowen received his MLS from Indiana University, and Underwood received her MLIS from Simmons College.

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

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About ACRL

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About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.