The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has honored University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign librarians, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Beth S. Woodard, with a Special Presidential Recognition Award. Hinchliffe and Woodard are faculty members of ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program. The award was presented at the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle on March 13, 2009.
The Immersion Program, celebrating it's 10th anniversary, provides instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively for four-and-a-half days on all aspects of information literacy. It currently consists of teacher, program, intentional teacher, and assessment tracks. The tracks offer a wide range of intellectual tools and practical techniques to help build or enhance instruction programs. Instruction librarians come away with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to help their institutions build or enhance their instruction programs.
See http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2009/january2009/acrlinfolitinnovators.cfm for more information.