Oregon State University Libraries and Press – News Release

Contact: Anne-Marie Deitering, Associate University Librarian for Learning Services and Franklin A. McEdward Professor for Undergraduate Learning Initiatives, Libraries and Press, Oregon State University, 541-737-4667, anne-marie.deitering@oregonstate.edu

Date of release: April 2, 2019

 

OSU’s Undergrad Research and Writing Studio at the Valley Library wins 2019 Innovation Award

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon State University Libraries and Press has been selected to receive the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section Innovation Award for its Undergrad Research and Writing Studio, a dynamic and flexible space where students can develop skills in information literacy, media literacy, data literacy, and rhetoric and composition. Students who want assistance and advice about writing and doing research can drop in during open hours and get the help that they want.

 

“Oregon State University’s Undergrad Research and Writing Studio demonstrates an innovative and grounded approach to the peer education model by a meaningful collaboration between the library and Writing Center,” said award committee chair Jo Angela Oehrli of the University of Michigan. “The studio allows peers to consult one-on-one, in small group sessions, or as whole classes on topics such as information literacy, media literacy, data literacy, and rhetoric and composition. Their work is deeply grounded in pedagogical best practices and offers an exemplary model for similar programs in libraries looking to innovate and collaborate in cross-campus spaces. This program has led to an increase in students receiving help, including growth among historically marginalized populations.”

 

The studio, located on the main floor of OSU’s Valley Library, was implemented by a team of Writing Center and library faculty and opened in fall 2017.

“I’m very proud of the team and this partnership’s accomplishments as well as the ongoing impact that the studio has on our campus,” said Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and OSU Press Director. “It’s been a terrific model for how we can create shared learning spaces in the Valley Library.”

 

The Association of College and Research Libraries is a division of the American Library Association and is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship.

 

The OSU Libraries enhance and support the university’s instructional and research programs with traditional and innovative services and collections. More info is at library.oregonstate.edu.

 

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Posted - April 02, 2019