Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award

About the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award This annual award recognizes an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years. The award honors Ilene F. Rockman's professional contributions to academic librarianship in the area of information literacy. This award is administered by the Instruction Section.

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2020 Winner(s)

Amanda L. Folk

Assistant Professor and Head, Teaching & Learning, The Ohio State University, for her article "Reframing Information Literacy as Academic Cultural Capital: A Critical and Equity-Based Foundation for Practice, Assessment, and Scholarship"

"Highlighting an important need in our field for scholarship that explores the relationship between information literacy and racial and social-class achievement gaps in higher education, Folk pushes for academic librarianship to delve deeper into issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Folk describes an equity lens through which information literacy is viewed as a form of academic cultural capital, but also goes beyond theorizing to offer specific pedagogic strategies librarians may use to build capital among students with identities that have been traditionally marginalized in higher education." - IS Ilene F. Rockman Award Committee