Toni Carter, reference and instruction librarian at Ralph Brown Draughon Library, has won the EBSCO Award for Research Excellence at the College, Universities, & Special Libraries (CUS) Research Forum. The forum was part of the Alabama Library Association’s annual conference, which was held the week of April 18, 2011 in Orange Beach, Ala.
Carter and her co-author/co-presenter, Priscilla Seaman from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, won the EBSCO Award for an article entitled, "The Management and Support of Outreach in Academic Libraries."
Carter and Seaman received 139 survey responses from libraries nationwide as they sought to better understand how academic libraries manage, fund and support their patron outreach efforts. Examples of a library’s outreach to its users would include such activities as the Tailgate @ the Library and RBDpalooza game night that are held annually at Auburn’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library, and are designed to bring students into the library to learn about its services and ease their anxieties about using the library.
The EBSCO competition is held annually for unpublished papers within the state and includes an award certificate and a cash prize.
W. Jayson Hill, JD
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