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For Immediate Release

The Canadian Library Association Announces Winners of the 28th Student Article Contest

(Ottawa, May 9, 2011) The Member Communications Advisory Committee of the Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce Richard Anderson as the winner of the CLA 28th Student Article Contest for: "Information Visualization in Children's Picture Books".

Very well-written, Richard's article relates readers' ability to process information more easily through visualizations in children's materials to today's trend of computer-generated data information visualization. The Advisory Committee felt that the paper provided a unique perspective on the topic, and found it very interesting and readable.

Richard will be awarded a cash prize as well as free registration, accommodation and transportation to the CLA 2011 National Conference and Tradeshow in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 25-28.

The first runner-up is Margaret McEachreon, for "Questioning Access Copyright and Considering Options". Her article was very topical and informative as it discussed the recent Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariff changes proposed for 2011-2013. Margaret will receive a cash prize and a choice of CLA publications.

The second runner up is Heather Nicholson for "Wicked-Pedia? A Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Reality of a Ubiquitous Information Source". Her article discussed ways to incorporate, rather than forbid, the use of Wikipedia in information literacy instruction. Heather will also receive a cash prize and a choice of CLA publications.

Nicole Eva, Chair of the Student Article Contest of the Member Communications Advisory Committee noted that there were a larger number of submissions this year, many of very high quality; the committee had a difficult time choosing the winners. The articles covered a wide range of topics, and were both interesting and enjoyable for the reviewers to read. The winning article will appear in the August issue of Feliciter.

The prizes are awarded courtesy of CLA and Micromedia ProQuest. Entries are judged by CLA's Member Communication Advisory Committee which is comprised of librarians and information professionals.

The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques is Canada's largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.

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Media Contact: Nicole Eva, Chair of the Student Article Contest of the Member Communications Advisory Committee, Email: nicole.eva@uleth.ca


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