The Engineering Library Division of the ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Awards Committee has announced their 2012 award winners. Among them, the Committee extended an Honorable Mention to William Mischo and Mary Schlembach for their article “Open Access Issues and Engineering Faculty Attitudes and Practices,” published in the Journal of Library Adminstration, Volume 51, No. 5-6. The article gives a “very clear explanation of how OA has evolved and the role it plays in the engineering literature” and “provides a good road map in how to get engineering faculty engaged in the discussion of such issues.” The article greatly impressed the Awards Committee and provided a real challenge for decision making.
“Technology on demand: Implementing loanable technology services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign” published in Library Hi Tech has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the 2012 Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The paper was one of the most impressive pieces of work the journal’s Editorial Team had seen throughout 2011. The paper’s authors include Susan Avery, Jim Hahn, Lori Mestre, and David Ward–all of the Undergraduate Library.
“Expanding the reference vocabularly: A methodology for applying Bloom’s taxonomy to increase instruction in the reference interview” by David Ward, reference services librarian, was chosen for the Reference Research Review: 2011. This annual bibliography highlights selected works in the reference literature. Items published in 2011 were selected and annotated by members of the American Library Association, RUSA/RSS Research & Statistics Committee (2011-2012). Continue reading
Robert Cagle, library cinema studies specialist, has been chosen by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of Korea to participate in the 2012 Visiting Scholars Program. The program provides prominent scholars and critics in the field of culture, literature, film, fine arts, design, performing arts, and music with the opportunity to visit South Korea for in-depth research on topics related to Korean culture. Cable was nominated for the honor in recognition of his recent work on Korean pop music and television dramas.