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AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Libraries have announced the winner of the 2012 Signature Course Information Literacy Award.

Jessica Wan collected the honor for her research inquiry assignment “Salt Merchant Culture in Qing Dynasty Yangzhou” completed for the Fall 2011 Signature Course The Good, Bad, and the Ugly in Chinese Literature taught by Chiu-Mi Lai of the Department of Asian Studies.

The Signature Course Information Literacy Award recognizes exemplary student work that achieves the learning outcomes of the Signature Course information literacy requirement, which are that students will be able to create and execute a research strategy, critically evaluate information and use citations.

Wan’s project was chosen for its excellent synthesis and evaluation of sources. Her paper has been placed in the open access University of Texas Digital Repository where it is available for review.

The award, which includes a $500 prize, is given annually to a project submitted in a Signature Course, and is judged by a panel consisting of librarians, faculty and members of the Undergraduate Studies staff.

Article published on May 2, 2012 - 10:13am

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