Information Literacy Partner of the Month

September/October 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sherry Maykrantz of the Health and Sport Sciences Department, who is the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for September-October.  This is what Caroline Eckardt, Research/Instructional Services Librarian and liaison to HSS, wrote in nominating her:

While Dr. Maykrantz has been an adjunct at SU for several years, this is her first semester as a full-time professor, and she has hit the ground running at full steam! For her HLTH classes this semester (“Health Behavior” and “Drug Education”), we worked together in tailoring the library instruction sessions to focus on the needed skills to be successful on the given assignments, as well as beyond the classroom. Students practiced their skills in identifying and evaluating empirical research in the community health field, then worked hard to find the same kind of research related to their various topics using library resources. As these are entry-level courses in the community health major, a number of students had never conducted this kind of research previously, and during these sessions, many of the students had those “lightbulb moments,” where they grasped more fully how to identify and incorporate high quality research into their projects. I'm excited for the opportunity to work more with Dr. Maykrantz and her classes in semesters to come.
Caroline Eckardt Research/Instructional Librarian

It is for this willingness to creatively work with librarians to help students develop a comfort level with the library that we have chosen Dr. Maykrantz as the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for September-October.

In addition to recognizing Dr. Maykrantz 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.  Please join me in congratulating Dr. Maykrantz.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bea Hardy
Dean of Libraries and Instructional Resources