Gordon Publishes on Success of Faculty-Librarian Collaborations

April 9, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Reference Librarian Larissa Gordon published an article on “Partnering for Success: Using Mini-Grants to Foster Faculty-Librarian Collaborations” in the March issue of College & Research Libraries News. Her article details the process and results of an Arcadia University-funded grant program requiring selected faculty to partner with librarians to integrate information literacy skills into a specific course.

“Congratulations to Larissa for her accomplishment, as well as the work she and the other librarians are doing to help our students acquire information literacy skills,” says Dr. Jeanne Buckley, Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology.

“One desire that instruction librarians share is the desire to move beyond the traditional one-shot bibliographic instruction session and toward a more collaborative and course integrated model of information literacy,” writes Gordon. “However, the truth is that in-depth collaboration is not always easy to achieve, which is why Arcadia University’s Landman Library made the decision to institute an internally funded Information Literacy Collaborations grant program in fall 2008.” Read more in her article.