Information Update - Fall 2012

Information Literacy Stipends Announced

A goal in support of the mission of the Weinberg Memorial is to "teach literacies in a variety of forms and formats."  A subcommittee of the Library Advisory reviews applications from faculty who propose projects to imbed information literacy into their courses through consultation with a librarian to develop learning outcomes.  For fall 2012, five stipends of $1000.00 each were awarded.
Dr. Satya P. Chattopadhyay, working with Prof. Betsey Moylan, will bridge program-level outcomes for undergraduate students to programmatic objectives mandated by AACSB, the accrediting body for schools of management.
Prof. Rebecca Haggerty will collaborate with Prof. George Aulisio to develop critical thinking skills for students in the Business Ethics course.  This project will cultivate awareness of the ethical and legal implications of research materials and intellectual property right.
For Undergraduate Research in Biology, Dr. Gary Kwiecinski will work with Prof. Kristen Yarmey to develop students' proficiency at searching primary research materials to test a hypothesis.
In the Introduction to Marketing Course, Prof. Maria Montenegro will work with Prof. Betsey Moylan to develop students' research skills on demographics, lifestyle and competitive information to develop marketing plans for a specific industry.
Dr. Declan Mulhall with collaborate with Prof. Kristen Yarmey for the course entitled Physics First Year Seminar.  The learning outcome is to develop students' ability to discern among types of information to find reliable sources and to properly attribute their use of these resources.
At the conclusion of the semester, faculty members report the impact the information literacy objective(s) had on their students' work.  To read more about this program or about previous years' projects, go to
The deadline for application for spring 2013 is November 2, 2012.
—Bonnie Strohl
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