January 28: Information Literacy in the “Pathway to Success, guest speaker Sharon Weiner

  • (1:30 – 3:00 pm) Events Area
  • Library and Student Success Co-Sponsor Purdue Information Literacy Speaker

“The emergence of information literacy is a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education.” (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014)

information-literacy-weinerIn the Fall 2014 State magazine article about the renovation of Normal Hall, Josh Powers and Linda Maule were quoted as saying that housing the Student Success Center in the building would allow it to serve as one of three anchors of a student success corridor, with the other anchors being Cunningham Memorial Library and the university’s Career Center. Information literacy is at the heart of Cunningham Memorial Library’s student success effort. The ISU community is invited to find out more about this vital component of higher education with a presentation, Information Literacy in the “Pathway to Success” with special guest speaker Sharon Weiner, Professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy at Purdue University. Dr. Weiner received her doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt and her MLS from the University at Buffalo.  She will explore how information literacy contributes to college student success.  She will give examples of how other universities coordinate information literacy initiatives and will illustrate with practical and effective strategies.  Finally, the speaker will suggest ways that information literacy can continue to bolster strategic initiatives at Indiana State University.

The presentation on Wednesday, January 28 will begin at 2:00 pm in the Events Area at Cunningham Memorial Library.  A reception, prior to the presentation, will begin at 1:30 in the same location.

Indiana Information Literacy Week Proclaimed by Governor Daniels

Information Literacy Week Proclamation

Whereas, information literacy provides the knowledge and skills to find, evaluate and use credible information from all sources in our constantly evolving world; and

Whereas, these skills are fundamental in strengthening our local and state economic development and prosperity in order to be an informed and educated citizenry; and

Whereas, information literacy is a key component in providing an education to all students in our state from preventative healthcare to employment placement by utilizing this constantly changing technology to navigate and evaluate our expanding information environment; and

Whereas, we remind all Hoosiers of the benefits information literacy makes available socially, economically and culturally for the State of Indiana from the rich resources of librarians and INSPIRE.in.gov;

Now, therefore, I, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim the first week of October, 2012 as Indiana Information Literacy Week in the State of Indiana, and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.

You can also view the official document on the National Forum on Information Literacy blog.

Time for Submissions of Undergraduate & Graduate Papers for the Bakerman Award!

The ISU Library’s Bakerman Research Awards deadline for academic year 2011 submissions will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2011. Faculty are invited to nominate student papers that were completed and submitted for a course grade during 2011 (spring, summer or fall semesters). The award recognizes papers that both incorporate extraordinary skill and creativity in the application of the services, resources and collections of the ISU Library and clearly demonstrate the use of good information literacy-based research skills. The winning undergraduate author will receive an award of $1,000, and the winning graduate author will receive $1,500. Faculty members nominating the winning papers will receive an award of $250. Recognition for the Bakerman will be included in the Library’s annual Authors & Artists program on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Find complete guidelines and downloadable application forms for both student and faculty member at http://library.indstate.edu/about/events/bakerman/.

Bakerman Student Research Awards
Demonstrate excellence in library research skills and writing