Libraries give information literacy awards

April 16, 2010

Information literacy for all Penn State students is a goal of Library Learning Services, a unit within the University Libraries. To help highlight its importance, this is the second year they have funded cash awards as part of the 2010 Undergraduate Research Exhibition (see http://live.psu.edu/story/45828/nw1 for more about the exhibition).

"With the volume of information available through the internet that is not always accurate, information literacy is more important then ever before," said department head Loanne Snavely. "We want students to be able to know how to locate, evaluate and use information to solve problems or compose discourse."

Librarians from the arts and humanities, engineering, health and life sciences, and social and behavioral sciences selected the top projects for recognition. Winners were announced this week and include first place winner Samantha Bernecker, psychology; second place winner Buthainah Al Towaini, English; third place winner Genevieve Miller, bioengineering; and honorable mentions Allison Baker, psychology; David Leone, kinesiology; Zahirah Md Yusoff, biotechnology; Alyssia Miller, science; Katherine O'Brien, music education; and Jennifer Sturgill, science. Their winning project names are available at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/lls/infolit_winners.html online.

For more information on services available through Library Learning Services, contact Dawn Amsberry, 814-865-5093/dua4@psu.edu or visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/lls.html online.

Last Updated April 19, 2010