2019 — Stefanie R. Bluemle, for her article “Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election.”
2018 — Jennifer E. Nutefall, university librarian at Santa Clara University, for her work as editor of the book “Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries,” published in 2016 by Libraries Unlimited.
2017 — Kelly McElroy and Nicole Pagowsky for their two-volume book, Critical Libary Pedagogy Handbook.
2016 — Heather Jagman and Troy Swanson for their book, Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information.
2015 — Emily Drabinski, for her article “Toward a Kairos of Library Instruction.”
2014 — Wendy Holliday and Jim Rogers, for their article, “Talking About Information Literacy: The Mediating Role of Discourse in a College Writing Classroom.”
2013 — Korey Brunetti, Amy R. Hofer, and Lori Townsend, for their article, “Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy.”
2012 — Char Booth, the Claremont Colleges Library, for her book, Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators
2011 — Megan Jane Oakleaf, Assistant Professor at the iSchool at Syracuse University, for her article “Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle: A Guide for Increasing Student Learning and Improving Librarian Instructional Skills.”
2010 — Heidi L.M. Jacobs, University of Windsor, for her article, “Information Literacy and Reflective Pedagogical Praxis.”
2009 — Kent State University librarians Carolyn Radcliff, Mary Lee Jensen, Joseph A. Salem, Jr., Kenneth J. Burhanna, and Julie A. Gedeon for their book “A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians.”
2008 — Patrick Ragains, University of Nevada – Reno, for his book, “Information Literacy Instruction That Works: A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population.”
2007 — James K. Elmborg, University of Iowa, and Sheril Hook, University of Toronto, Mississauga, for their book, Centers for Learning: Writing Centers and Libraries in Collaboration, Publications in Librarianship #58.
2006 — Michelle Holschuh Simmons, University of Iowa, for her article, “Librarians as Disciplinary Discourse Mediators: Using Genre Theory to Move Toward Critical Information Literacy.”
Prior to 2006, this award was known as the IS Publication of the Year Award
2005 — Trudi E. Jacobson, University at Albany and Lijuan Xu, Lafayette College, for their book, Motivating Students in Information Literacy Classes
2004 — Esther Stampfer Grassian and Joan Kaplowitz for their book, Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practiceand Ann J. Grafstein for her article, “A Discipline-Based Approach to Information Literacy.”
2003 — Elmborg, James K. “Teaching at the Desk: Toward a Reference Pedagogy”
2002 — Betsy Baker for “Values for the Learning Library”
2001 — Linda Shirato for “A LOEX 25-Year Retrospective,” a special issue of Reference Services Review
2000 — Bonnie Gratch Lindauer for “Defining and Measuring the Library’s Impact on Campus-wide Outcomes”
1999 — Christine Bruce for The Seven Faces of Information Literacy
1997 — Gloria J. Leckie for “Desperately Seeking Citations: Uncovering Faculty Assumptions about the Undergraduate Research Process”
1996 — Larry Hardesty for “Faculty Culture and Bibliographic Instruction: An Exploratory Analysis”
1995 — Frances F. Jacobson and Michael J. Jacobson for “Representative Cognitive Learning Theories and BI: A Case Study of End User Searching”
1993 — Terrence F. Mech and Donald W. Farmer for Information Literacy; Developing Students as Independent Learners