2010 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation Award
Nancy Goebel, head librarian, and Dylan Anderson, Web applications specialist, at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus have been selected to receive the 2010 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation Award for developing WASSAIL, an information literacy assessment project.
"The Instruction Section Awards committee chose the WASSAIL information literacy assessment project for the ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award because of the creators' forward-thinking approach to assessing student learning locally and sharing methods universally," said award committee Co-Chair Emily Rogers, assistant professor and reference librarian for instruction at Valdosta State University. "Using this software, librarians can systematically track, store and analyze assessment data to measure and improve student learning. Furthermore, in a truly collaborative spirit, the project planners expanded WASSAIL's utility by making it open source and therefore available for local adaptation by any library. In its purpose, content and potential for widespread use, WASSAIL is truly an innovative contribution to information literacy and instruction librarianship." More here.
2010 Innovation and Technology Award for WASSAIL Programming
Augustana Campus Web Applications Specialist Dylan Anderson was named one of two winners of this year’s University of Alberta Information Technology and Innovation Awards, as announced by the office of the Vice-Provost in April, 2010. This award is given to those projects demonstrating innovative use of technology in support of research, teaching, administration or the campus experience. Dylan’s contributions to WASSAIL met the award committee's considerations for the impact of the innovation, the size of the community affected and the novelty of the idea. WASSAIL is no longer only a local concept, for as Dylan states, “When we built WASSAIL, I thought it was just something Augustana wanted – I didn’t realize it was something the world wanted!”
2007 CTCL Innovation Achievement Award
The Augustana Campus Library of the University of Alberta has been honored as the recipient of the 2007 CTCL Innovation Achievement Award; a national award presented annually by the CTCL section of the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries division of the Canadian Library Association.
This award was presented to recognize the Augustana Library’s multi-faceted Information Literacy program which includes 21 discipline specific Information Literacy credit courses, traditional bibliographic instruction sessions, ongoing assessment, an annual Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop, professional presentations, an Information Literacy DVD, and awards for excellence in Information Literacy for both students and faculty. The award was presented at the 2007 Canadian Library Association Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland. As a representative of the Augustana Library was not in attendance at the conference, an acceptance speech video was prepared in lieu.
2006 EBSCO Customer Success Case Study
In 2006 the Augustana Campus Library was featured by EBSCO as a "Customer Success Case Study" which they describe as "a repository of best practice examples from libraries in all markets, sharing their experiences and successes on such topics as technology integration, promoting library resources to students, building relationships with faculty, and linking research skills to curriculum." * The Augustana Library was honoured to be featured in this way...the first Canadian academic library to receive this honour.