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Rutgers librarian commended nationally, for work on information literacy

Congratulations to Triveni Kuchi, Social Sciences/Instructional Services - Sociology and South Asia Librarian at Rutgers University, for receiving a special recognition award at the recently concluded American Libraries Association (ALA) national convention in Anaheim, CA. She received the award, with two colleagues, for their work in developing and promoting national information literacy standards for sociology and anthropology students.

The award, presented by the Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) of ALA recognized Triveni for: "distinguished service in advancing the mission and goals of The Anthropology and Sociology Section of The Association of College and Research Libraries."The ANSS Instruction and Information literacy standards task force http://www.lib.utexas.edu/subject/ss/anssiil/ (co-Chairs Triveni and Susan Macicak, a librarian at the University of Texas, Austin and Patti Caravello, a librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles) drafted Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students.

The task force's work on the information literacy standards approved by ACRL and the American Sociological Association (ASA) is available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/anthro_soc_standards.cfm. The task force collaborated with sociology faculty from ASA and American Anthropological Association (AAA) to discuss and share ideas about implementation of these standards into the Anthropology and Sociology classes and curriculum. Their work is published in Teaching Sociology (vol. 36, no. 1, 2008) and College and Research Libraries News (vol. 69, no. 6, 2008). Triveni along with her colleagues has made presentations about the guidelines, as part of panel discussions, to the Pacific Sociological Association meeting in Portland, Oregon; the ASA meetings in New York, and the ASA Council meeting in Montreal, Canada.

Posted July 10, 2008