Announcements: Presentations and Awards

  • The Institutional Research Office presented a poster titled “We Did It! How Emerson College Increased Participation Rates in Course Evaluations and NSSE” at the NEAIR (Northeast Association for Institutional Research) Conference 2015 in Burlington, Vermont, last fall and won first prize. The office presented the same poster at the national AIR (Association for Institutional Research) Forum 2016 in New Orleans in early June.
  • Karla Fribley (Iwasaki Library) presented at the national LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) library instruction conference in Pittsburgh on May 7. Her presentation, “Steal This Idea: Getting from Awesome to Action,” shared strategies for getting ideas, keeping track of them, and making them happen. She was also the invited speaker at the May 19 FLO (Fenway Libraries Online) workshop for librarians called “Building Successful Information Literacy Partnerships.”
  • Christina Dent (Iwasaki Library) presented her poster “Game On!: Cultivating Information Literacy in First-Year Writing Classes” at the annual American Libraries Association meeting on June 25. The poster summarized findings from a year-long assessment project examining librarian impact on student persistence and information literacy. Her project was one of 55 teams selected to participate in the ACRL Assessment in Action program. Her project team included Beth Parfitt (First-Year Writing Program faculty member), Karla Fribley (Iwasaki Library), and Mike Duggan (Institutional Research).
  • The Iwasaki Library won a PR Xchange Award for “Bibliographies/Booklist Materials promoting Collections, Services or Resources—Print (Library budgets under $5 million)” for its LibGuides promotional cards. The cards advertise the curated resources that librarians have assembled for film, writing and literature, marketing, communication, and off-campus resources. They were designed by Cate Hirschbiel (Iwasaki Library) and Esther Roth-Katz (formerly of the Iwasaki Library) last year as part of a marketing campaign to increase use of the LibGuides. The cards are distributed from the Library service desk, departmental offices, and in Library instruction classes. The PR Xchange Awards are presented by the Library Leadership & Management Association, a division of the American Library Association.