Congratulations to LIS alumna Kelly McDermott, who won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Teaching, Colleges & Community 2022 Worldwide Conference. Her paper, Beyond Content Knowledge: Best Approaches to Improve Student Application of Information Literacy Instruction, highlighted instructional approaches to improve students’ application of information literacy skills using quantitative and qualitive data sets. The article will be published in the conference proceedings and in the International Journal of Educational Media and Technology.
Kelly is a recent LIS graduate with a strong interest in academic librarianship, information literacy, student development, and programmatic efforts. In winning this coveted award, Kelly said, “I am grateful for all of the support I received in the LIS program. The faculty are top-notch and really helped me to learn, apply, and research. This award is a reflection of the UH LIS program and community and is a nice launching point for the next stage of my career.”
Kudos, Kelly! We are proud of your achievements and are fortunate that you chose to serve the library community.