2014 Research Award & Forum

It is the pleasure of the NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Research Committee to announce the winner of the 2014 Research AwardDavida Scharf, Director of Reference and Instructional Services at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Van Houten Library, for her chapter “College Students as Wikipedia Editors: New Pathways to Information Literacy,” in Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Research (Scarecrow Press, 2013), edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom of Seton Hall University.

Please join us in congratulating Davida! A formal presentation of the awards will take place at the College and University Section’s luncheon on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, during the NJLA Annual Conference at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.  Davida will be presenting on her exciting work engaging students during the Research Award Forum later in the afternoon. A review of her chapter can be found in the November 13th issue of Library Journal: http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/11/reference/wiki-literacy/.

The Forum (2:30-4:30) will also feature two presentations of research in progress. Heather Dalal and Art Taylor (Rider University) will present “Student Evaluation of Internet Information Sources and Information Literacy Standards: Results from a Student Survey.”  Jenny Pierce, Lisa Price, Kevin Block, Micki McIntyre, and Jan Skica (Rowan University) will present “Incoming Health Science Students Views on Technology and Libraries.”

Registration information for NJLA 2014  is online at: http://njlaconference.info/  The early registration deadline is May 13th.


Melissa A. Hofmann, Co-chair, Research Committee
Bibliographic Control Librarian, Rider University

Karen Pifher, Co-Chair, Research Committee
Branch Director, Peapack & Gladstone Library, Somerset County Library System