Information Literacy Partner of the Month

November/December 2018

Maida FinchCongratulations to Dr. Maida Finch of the Department of Literacy Studies, who is the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for November-December.  This is what Stephen Ford, coordinator of the Curriculum Resource Center and Education Librarian, wrote in nominating her:

Dr. Maida Finch teaches the EDUC 695 Research Seminar this semester and requested that I be embedded within her MyClasses [SU’s course management system] course in the usual ways. We closely collaborated on the supporting LibGuide [an online guide to research] for the course, with much back and forth about the content, resulting in significant changes that she said she loved. The above and beyond was that she next asked me to work with her to create an APA formatting quiz within MyClasses. She gave me the scope, then free rein to construct the quiz. The 13-question quiz contains specific questions on manuscript formatting details and in-text and reference citation style questions. I used a variety of question types to keep it interesting, which she loved.
Stephen Ford Coordinator of the Curriculum Resource Center & Education Librarian

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

In addition to recognizing Dr. Finch 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. Finch.

Sincerely,

Bea Hardy
Dean of Libraries and Instructional Resources