Six Clatsop Community College students have been selected as winners of the annual Information Literacy Award. The 2020 grand prize recipient is Sarah Johnson for her descriptive and well-researched paper titled How Classical Music Creates Emotion: Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Sarah is working toward her Associate of Arts Transfer and intends to complete her bachelor’s degree in History at either WSU Vancouver, Seattle Pacific, or University of Oregon. Long-range plans include graduate studies in History.
The other winners are:
Stormy Johnson for her rhetorical essay analyzing a highlighter advertisement campaign. Stormy is finishing her AAOT degree this year and she plans to pursue a double major in Chemistry and Education with a minor in Mathematics. She intends to be a high school math or science teacher.
Valerie Mannix for her proposal for NeCus’ Park. Valerie works in law enforcement and is pursuing an undergraduate degree to bolster her career within that field.
Abby Mortimer for her research paper on Chinook plankhouse construction methods. Abby holds a Bachelor of Arts from UC Santa Barbara in Religious Studies and Classics. She is now working toward a Historic Preservation degree from Clatsop Community College. She is interested in helping preserve sacred spaces and the narratives of the people to which they belong.
Elle Personius for her examination of real-life zombies. Elle is a high school senior attending Clatsop Community College in the Running Start program. She plans to transfer to a university in the fall to complete her Biology degree and become an elementary school teacher.
Brittany Virgillo for her research paper about the treatment of prisoners in the United States. Brittany is working toward an AAOT degree at Clatsop and then plans to transfer to either Eastern Oregon University or Portland State University.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, no ceremony will be held this year for the award winners.
Sarah Johnson won $500, while the other students each earned a $100 check. Award funds are raised through library coffee sales and through the generosity of Columbia River Coffee Roasters. This year the fund was also bolstered by an anonymous $100 donation. The library sells Thundermuck coffee throughout the year for $1 per cup. Coffee proceeds go directly to the annual Information Literacy Award fund.
The college library created the award to recognize student understanding and application of information literacy knowledge, otherwise known as research skills: the ability to find, access, and use a variety of information sources; the critical evaluation of information; an understanding of intellectual property; and ability to appropriately incorporate information into a college project. This knowledge reflects recursive learning and is acquired over the course of study at Clatsop Community College in multiple courses taught by campus faculty and the college librarian.
Each Spring, students submit their best research projects to the college librarian who evaluates the submissions using information literacy criteria. All six students illustrated a strong grasp of the rapidly evolving world of information, as well as the ability to incorporate authoritative information into their own research.
The library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the college is offering a host of services to students including tutoring, laptop checkout and access to our digital archives. Streaming movies, electronic books, magazines, newspapers and academic journals are readily available at www.clatsopcc.edu/library. For more information, contact Dan McClure, Library Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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