The Information Literacy Skills Prize Awards were presented at the Celebration of Student Writing on April 17, 2014. Belk Library and Information Commons sponsored the contest, with help from the University Writing Center, the Composition Program, and Writing Across the Curriculum Program.
The prize recognizes an outstanding research paper written by a first-year Appalachian State University student for a class in UCO 1200 (First Year Seminar) or English 1000. Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and it is an educational goal for every Appalachian State University graduate.
This award promotes students' active engagement in the processes of library research and encourages them to synthesize library research skills with the reading, writing and critical thinking skills developed in their first year at Appalachian.
The first place award, was a $300 gift certificate to the bookstore and it went to freshman Erin Griffith for her paper entitled Malnutrition in Children: An Epic Epidemic. The second place award, a $200.00 gift certificate to the bookstore, went to freshman Gretchen Bailey for her paper entitled Are Science and Spirituality Compatible?
Congratulations to Erin and Gretchen!
The Belk Library would like to thank all of the students who submitted their papers to this contest.
Image: Erin Griffith, Joyce Ogburn, Dean of Libraries, Gretchen Bailey