Hunter faculty win national prize for collaboration on information literacy!

Hunter College Libraries congratulates Jennifer Newman and Julie Van Peteghem, recipients of the 2022 MLA-EBSCO Collaboration for Information Literacy Prize.

Jennifer is the libraries English & Humanities librarian and Julie is Associate Professor of Italian in the Romance Languages Department and Director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching, now located on the newly renovated 5th floor of the Cooperman Library.

The two collaborated to integrate concepts from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education into a course on Dante’s Inferno, with the goal of focusing student attention on elements of knowledge production in Dante’s time and our own.

Their syllabus is available in the MLA commons to other instructors who may wish to recreate or borrow from their approach:

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