ACRL announces Dudley Award winner

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ALA News Release


For Immediate Release


March 2001

ACRL announces Dudley Award winner

Patricia Iannuzzi, associate university librarian and director of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries at the University of California at Berkeley, is the 2001 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section's Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award.

Named in honor of Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of library instruction led to the formation of the Instruction Section (IS), the award recognizes a librarian who has made a particularly significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment.

"Not only has Patricia Iannuzzi developed a model information literacy program for faculty and students at Florida International University, she has also been instrumental to the success of several national information literacy initiatives," Committee Chair Mary Jane Petrowski said. "Her many publications, notably "Faculty Development and Information Literacy: Establishing Campus Partnerships" (1998), represent an important contribution to the literature on information literacy leadership and program management."

An active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and ACRL, Iannuzzi currently serves on the ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy Partnerships and the ACRL Information Literacy Advisory Committee. She co-chaired the joint American Association of School Librarians (AASL)/ACRL Task Force on the Educational Role of Libraries (1999-2000), and has served on the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Board of Directors (1997-1999).

The award, $1,000 and a plaque, is sponsored by Elsevier Science on behalf of its journal,
Research Strategies, and will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco at the IS Program on Sunday, June 17, 2001, at 2 p.m.

For more information about ACRL awards, visit the
ACRL Web site or contact Mary Ellen Davis, executive director, ACRL at 800/545-2433, ext. 3248 or
mdavis@ala.org.

The ACRL, a division of the ALA, is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products, and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching and research.