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For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095, University & Community Relations
|University Of Hawai'i At Manoa Wins Innovation In Instruction Award|
HONOLULU - The University of Hawai'i at Manoa has been chosen to receive the 2001 Innovation in Instruction Award for its Library and Information Science (LIS) 100 course, "Libraries, Scholarship and Technology."
The award, sponsored by Lexis-Nexis, recognizes librarians who have developed and implemented innovative approaches to information literacy, which support best practices in education at their institutions or in their communities. The emphasis of this award is on creativity and innovation.
Like many recipients of the Innovation Award, the UH-Manoa project was a team effort. Together, librarians and faculty developed the course as a foundation experience. LIS 100 integrates information literacy with the nature of scholarship and presents technology as a tool for finding and using information.
"Students examine forms and functions of information resources, the organization of libraries, bibliographic structures, Internet, and other technology based resources," said Randy Hensley, UH faculty member. "By doing so, they gain an understanding of standard information technology capabilities for scholarship such as email, Internet, listserves and synchronous time environments."
The course represents the joint effort of University of Hawaii faculty members Randy Burke Hensley, public services division head; Professor Margit Misangyi Watts, director of Freshman Seminars/Rainbow Advantage Programs; Ross Christensen, humanities librarian; and Vicky Lebbin, social sciences librarian.
The $3,000 award and a citation will be presented during the 2001 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Sunday, June 17, 2001.