2019 Instruction Section Special Certificates of Recognition & Appreciation

The Instruction Section occasionally recognizes significant contributions to the field of information literacy alongside our established IS Awards. This year, we are pleased to join the IS Awards Committee in honoring two contributions with Special Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation.

The recipients will be honored as part of our recognition of 2018 and 2019 Instruction Section Awards and Honors at the ACRL National Conference in Cleveland, OH on Thursday, April 10, 1:00-2:00 in the Hilton Hope D. More details on this event coming soon. All are invited to join.

2019 ACRL Instruction Section Special Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation

Nicole Pagowsky and the Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium received a Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation. Nicole initiated the Symposium in 2017, which takes place at the University of Arizona. The committee that organized the Symposium for the previous two years includes: Scott Buchanan, Jessica Calderwood, Jen Nichols, Anthony Sanchez, Maribeth Slebodnik, and Niamh Wallace. The certificate is in recognition of the contribution that the Symposium makes in building community among librarians interested in recognizing and critiquing power structures inherent in information practices, and in library professionals’ work as educators. Addressing an immensely important and timely issue in librarianship, the Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium provides a much needed space for library professionals to explore critical pedagogy and how it may inform their efforts in academic libraries and in higher education.

Brad Sietz, Director of LOEX, received a Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for his dedicated work organizing the annual LOEX Conference and as editor of the LOEX Quarterly. The LOEX Conference is a premier venue for the instruction librarian community and has made a huge impact on the work of information literacy for librarians around the world by providing space for us to share ideas, ask difficult teaching and learning questions, and to get to know one another often leading to new collaborations and projects. LOEX Quarterly and LOEX Currents are must-reads for librarians to keep up-to-date on new and best practices in higher education and libraries, provides a venue for librarians to publish their ideas in pedagogy, as well as check out the current job ads. Brad has also be active in the Instruction Section for many years as an ex-officio member of the IS Advisory group, where he has shared his knowledge and perspective including participation in the discussions sponsored by the IS Discussion Group Steering Committee.

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!

Meghan Sitar

Chair, ACRL Instruction Section

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