October 24, 2014

Library Journal and ALISE Partner on Excellence in Teaching Award

The editors of Library Journal and the leadership of ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) are proud to announce a partnership to create the new LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award. The new award, sponsored by ProQuest, will be given annually to the top LIS educator of an ALISE-member program or an ALA-accredited master’s program.

Suzie Allard | LJ Teaching Award Winner 2013

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For the past decade, Suzie Allard has worked to build a specialty in science information and science data management. In the process, she has expanded the range of jobs available for the new librarians graduating from her programs. Allard, associate professor and associate director of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), now has been named the winner of the 2013 LJ Teaching Award, sponsored by ProQuest.

LIS Education Q&A with Toni Samek, 2007 Teaching Award Winner

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To reconnect with them and catch up with their current thinking, we recently sent five questions to each of the first five winners of the LJ Teaching Award. Their thoughtful responses will be featured in this online series sponsored by ProQuest.

Our fifth and last interview: Toni Samek, winner of the first Teaching Award in 2007, is a Professor, School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton.

LIS Education Q&A with Martin Wolske, 2011 Teaching Award Winner

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To reconnect with them and catch up with their current thinking, we recently sent five questions to each of the first five winners of the LJ Teaching Award. Their thoughtful responses will be featured in this online series sponsored by ProQuest.

Our fourth interview: Martin B. Wolske, Teaching Award Winner, 2011, is research scientist and adjunct lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

LIS Education Q&A with Steven MacCall, 2010 Teaching Award Winner

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To reconnect with them and catch up with their current thinking, we recently sent five questions to each of the first five winners of the LJ Teaching Award. Their thoughtful responses will be featured in this online series sponsored by ProQuest.

Our second interview: Steven MacCall, Teaching Award Winner 2010.

LIS Education Q&A with Rick Block, 2008 Teaching Award Winner

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To reconnect with them and catch up with their current thinking, we recently sent five questions to each of the first five winners of the LJ Teaching Award. Their thoughtful responses will be featured in this online series sponsored by ProQuest.

Our first interview: Rick Block, LJ Teaching Award Winner, 2008.

Learn from the Best: LJ Speaks with Model LIS Teachers

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Thursday, November 29, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Library Journal presents a gathering of past LJ Teaching Award winners as they discuss the changing nature of librarianship in the new digital landscape from the perspective of teachers setting the bar for innovation in LIS education. With decades of combined experience fostering critical thinking about library issues and essential leadership skills, these teachers have first-hand experience incorporating new methods and practices as they adapt to address the ever-evolving demands on their students. What challenges await the class of 2013 and beyond? What are the essential skills and qualities that will be required of future library leaders? Is the increasing shift toward online learning affecting the way librarians are trained, and if so, how? This archive is no longer available.

Lilia Pavlovsky | LJ Teaching Award Winner 2012

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“She is the epitome of a cutting-edge professor,” says the first letter nominating Lilia Pavlovsky, professor at the School of Communication and Information (SCI) at Rutgers University, NJ, and the winner of the 2012 LJ Teaching Award, sponsored by ProQuest.

Steven MacCall | LJ Teaching Award Winner 2010

An innovator who inspires in an engaged, synchronous online environment ‘He transforms what could be a cold and impersonal experience into one that is filled with enthusiasm, humor, and intellectual rigor, possibly even transcending an on-campus experience.’ That description of Steven L. MacCall’s online teaching comes from the student nomination that earned him the 2010 […]

Rebecca Knuth | LJ Teaching Award Winner 2009

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A leader, professor, and scholar who learns with and from her students The way Rebecca Knuth plans a class she’s teaching illustrates why she was nominated by her students and won the LJ Teaching Award for 2009. The award, which comes with a $5000 honorarium and a celebration at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter […]