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April 6, 2009 - 11:26am

AUSTIN, Texas – Staff members of the University of Texas Libraries have been honored for their work in information literacy. The Library Instruction Roundtable, an arm of the Texas Library Association (TLA), has awarded its Library Instruction Project of the Year honor to Library Instruction Services (LIS) at the Libraries for its Signature Course Information Literacy initiative.

According to the Texas Library Association's Web site, the award "recognizes an innovative or creative library instruction project or initiative in Texas." The award is recognizes excellence and is not an annual honor.

The goal of the LIS project is to integrate information literacy into the core curriculum. The team is working with Signature Course faculty to ensure that every student understands how to find, evaluate and ethically use information from an ever-expanding list of resources.

The LIS team is composed of First-Year Experience Librarian Cindy Fisher, Information Literacy Librarian AJ Johnson, Instruction & Outreach Librarian Meghan Sitar and Graduate Research Assistant Emily Wood, with librarian Michele Ostrow heading the department.

The award was announced at the annual TLA meeting in Houston on April 2.

For more information about the Signature Course Information Literacy initiative, visit http://www.lib.utexas.edu/signaturecourses.

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