Monday, June 4, 2001

University of Hawaii

Lexis-Nexis honors
UH librarians

Star-Bulletin staff

Lexis-Nexis has selected the University of Hawaii at Manoa for the 2001 Innovation in Instruction Award for its library and information science 100 course.

The award recognizes librarians who have developed and implemented innovative, creative approaches to information literacy.

The $3,000 award and citation will be presented June 17 during the 2001 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Librarians and faculty members worked together to develop the course, titled "Libraries, Scholarship and Technology."

"Students examine forms and function of information resources, the organization of libraries, bibliographic structures, Internet and other technology-based resources," said Randy Hensley, UH public services division head.

"By doing so, they gain an understanding of standard information technology capabilities for scholarship such as e-mail, Internet, list servers and synchronous time environments."

The honored include Hensley, professor Margit Misangyi Watts, humanities librarian Ross Christensen and social sciences librarian Vicky Lebbin.

The course integrates information literacy with the nature of scholarship and presents technology as a tool for finding and using information.

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