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".
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.
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
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.
Contact: Nicole Eva, Chair of the Student Article Contest of the
Member Communications Advisory Committee, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org