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Catherine Fraser Riehle, associate professor of Library Science and Sharon A. Weiner, professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy, Purdue University Libraries were recently selected as a 2013 Top Twenty Article from the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Library Instructional Round Table’s (LIRT’s) Top Twenty Committee for their article, High-impact educational practices: An exploration of the role of information literacy.

In selecting this article, the committee especially noted that:

[The authors] include a helpful appendix that maps the literature they reviewed to high impact educational practices and to specific information literacy competencies.  This chart would be helpful to librarians who would like to take an evidence-based approach to their outreach in these five areas.  In addition, the recommendations provide a general blueprint of how to expand the information literacy program in these areas on any campus.

Additionally, Amy Van Epps, associate professor of Library Science and Megan Sapp Nelson, associate professor of Library Science Purdue University Libraries were recently selected  2013 Top Twenty Article honorees from the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Library Instructional Round Table’s (LIRT’s) Top Twenty Committee for their article, One-shot or embedded? Assessing different delivery timing for information resources relevant to assignments.

In selecting this article, the committee noted that:

this article provides librarians with evidence that “just-in-time” instruction may be a more effective alternative to the traditional “one-shot” session.

During the review process, the selection committee read over 160 articles this year.  LIRT will publish information about the 20 selected articles in the June issue of LIRT News.  You can find more information about the Top Twenty Committee as well as information about past selections at http://www.ala.org/lirt/top-twenty.