The First-Year Information Literacy Award is open to all students who are enrolled in or have taken University 101 (Student in the University), English 101 (Composition I), and English 102 (Composition II) since the Spring Semester of the previous academic year. Projects submitted for the application must have been completed from the Spring Semester of the previous academic year through Spring Semester of the current year, up to the application deadline. Only completed projects will be accepted. Digital presentations as well as traditional papers are welcome as long as they meet the criteria given below.
Successful projects will demonstrate a superior grasp of the information literacy skill set taught in the first-year courses and summarized by the Information Literacy Standards for First-Year Students and other program documents. These include:
In addition, these specific criteria will apply:
Students need to be nominated by their course instructor. Course instructors may nominate and write letters of support for more than one student. A complete application includes:
Materials should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Information Literacy Awards Committee.