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Information Literacy Partner of the Month

September/October 2020

Dr. Dean Ravizza Headshot​Congratulations to Dr. Yujia Song of the Department of Philosophy, who is the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for September-October.  This is what Tina Plottel, Research/Instructional Librarian and liaison to the Department of Philosophy, wrote in nominating her:

Dr. Song has allowed me to work with her upper-level course, Philosophical Perspectives on Mental Health, giving me the opportunity to talk to students about open access resources in addition to general information literacy. We worked over the summer to plan the course to be fully online. This course also opened up the opportunity to work with the PHIL 101 class in more depth. For example, we gave these students an assignment to use some of our reference sources to define course topics and how these definitions can help with further research, and we created a "quiz" in My Classes where students had to think about scholarship, not just what it is but who is writing it. Planning these classes during the pandemic allowed us to be truly creative. I've come out of our planning meetings feeling energized and excited about the possibilities.
Tina Plottel Research/Instructional Librarian

It is for this willingness to creatively work with librarians to help students engage with information sources that we have chosen Dr. Song as the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for September-October.

In addition to recognizing Dr. Song on the SU Libraries’ website and social media, we also will purchase a book in a field of her choice to be added to the Libraries’ collection in her honor.