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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 Tanner Gill for his paper entitled Hunting the Hunters. The second place award, a $200.00 gift certificate to the bookstore, went to freshman Kayla Greeson for her paper entitled The Controversy Over Higher Education.
Congratulations to Tanner and Kayla!
Image: Tanner Gill, Kayla Greeson and Georgie Donovan, Associate Dean of Libraries