Information Literacy Partner of the Month

April/May 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Kayla Follmer of the Department of Management and Marketing, who is the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for April-May.  This is what Robin Vickery, librarian liaison to Management and Marketing, wrote in nominating her:

While Dr. Follmer is a new faculty member this year, she was eager to learn about the SU Libraries’ resources and services from the onset, especially in terms of student support. After the fall semester, she quickly identified how library research instruction could benefit her management students, and collaborated with Melissa Bugdal, Director of the University Writing Center, and myself to organize a joint information literacy and writing skills workshop. I was impressed not only with her initiative but the value she placed on harnessing and improving these skills within a professional degree program. Attendance was beyond what we expected for a Friday afternoon, and student feedback showed it was quite successful. Thanks, Kayla!
Robin Vickery Business Librarian

It is for this willingness to creatively work with archivists and librarians to help students engage with original sources that we have chosen Dr. Follmer as the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for April-May.

In addition to recognizing Dr. Follmer 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. Follmer.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bea Hardy
Dean of Libraries and Instructional Resources