Daemen Research and Information Commons Awarded $10,199

Through this Project, the Research and Information Commons will Coordinate the Creation of Four Online-accessible Tutorials Relevant to MLA-Style Citation Writing, and More

February 22, 2012


Information:   Frank Carey

                        Director-Daemen Research & Information Commons

                        and Library Services

                        (716) 839-8243



The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), through the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program, has approved a grant of $10,199 for the Online Information Literacy Tutorials project.  Frank Carey, Director of the Research and Information Commons and Library Services, Vanessa Paniccia, Reference and Instruction Librarian, and Andrea Sullivan, Head of Reference and Instruction, developed the proposal.  Vanessa Paniccia is serving as the Project Coordinator.


Through this project, Daemen's Research and Information Commons will coordinate the creation of four online-accessible tutorials relevant to MLA-Style citation writing, AMA-Style citation writing, Boolean searching strategies and searching the WorldCat database.  All tutorials will be published to the Daemen Research and Information Commons website and can be used by any institution with Internet access, supporting WNYLRC's mission of resource sharing among colleges and university libraries in the region.


These tutorials will complete a series that started with one online-accessible tutorial created by an intern in the summer of 2012.  This tutorial, named “The APA-Style Citations Interactive Tool,” is available at the Daemen Library web page under Citation Resources.  The tutorial covers APA citation style and is accessible to the general populace through the website.  Notably, The APA Citations Interactive Tutorial has been nationally recognized for excellence through the American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries

Instruction Section’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) project and added to the PRIMO database.


"Even though the APA tutorial is still very new, the students and professors that have used it thus far have been exceedingly grateful for the product," said Frank Carey.  "They have reported that it is easily navigable, timely, and seamless to the learning process."


The remaining tutorials will be developed by Summer 2013.  For more information on the information literacy resources available through the Research and Information Commons, visit http://www.daemen.edu/LIBRARY/CITATIONS/Pages/default.aspx .




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