Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award
Lavery Library is pleased to present the 4th Annual Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award. This award is given to a St. John Fisher faculty member who actively supports information literacy. Any member of the St. John Fisher faculty is eligible, with the exception of the Library Committee members. This award is named for Dr. Mark Szarejko, 1980 alumnus, in recognition of his support for the library.
Lavery Library and the Library Committee honor the 2013 recipient of the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award Recipient, Dr. Michael L. Boller.
Dr. Boller has been a dedicated advocate for advancing the information literacy skills of his biology students, and in shaping the evolution of information literacy in the Biology Department of St. John Fisher College. He places a high value on information literacy at all levels of his teaching: freshmen to seniors, and majors and non-majors alike. Dr. Boller firmly believes that “navigating the ocean of information is one of the most critical skills a student should obtain from their college education.” Working in collaboration with his liaison librarian, Michelle Price, Dr. Boller took his BIOL213 students to the next level by developing partnerships with local and environmental conservation organizations to have students apply IL skills to a literature review of invasive plants. He has made a concerted effort to incorporate projects that utilize higher order information literacy skills in all his courses.
Read more about Dr. Boller.
The Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award
The award recipient is an advocate for information literacy, impacting SJFC students and other faculty to promote information literacy on campus and beyond. The following are the criterion exemplified by a worthy candidate for the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award:
- Assignments/Courses: Creates or revises assignments with a consciousness of library resources
- Collaboration: Seeks out opportunities to partner and collaborate with librarians. Promotes a connection between librarian and students
- Curriculum Mapping: Incorporates progressions of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum of his or her discipline
- Professional Development: Participates or consults on events/workshops/training sessions/working groups that include information literacy
- Scholarship: Submits/publishes articles or presentations that include information literacy
To learn more about Information Literacy, please visit the Association of College and Research Libraries webpage.
- Award recipient's name noted in a book, purchased on their behalf for inclusion in the library collection
- An individual plaque of recognition
- A dining certificate for a Rochester restaurant
- Award recipient announced at the 2013 Fall Faculty Development Day
- Award recipient's name engraved on the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award plaque in the library
For more information contact Nancy Greco, firstname.lastname@example.org, (585)385-8139.
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