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Mont Alto librarian and area librarians honored for collaborative efforts

7/8/2010 —

Three area librarians recently travelled to Washington, D.C. to share their work with library professionals from across the country at the annual conference of the American Library Association (June 26, 2010).

Tom Reinsfelder, librarian at Penn State Mont Alto, along with Jill Thompson, librarian of the Geencastle-Antrim School District, and Diane Strock, retired librarian from Waynesboro Area Senior High School, were invited to be part of a panel presentation discussing ways to enhance collaboration between high school and college libraries. Reinsfelder, Thompson and Strock were recognized for their innovative work to enhance library services for "dual enrollment" students, or those students who begin taking college courses as high school juniors or seniors.

They were joined by Megan Oakleaf (Syracuse University), Patricia Owen (Eastwood Schools, Pembervile Ohio), Patti Pfau (Harford Community College, MD), and Kenneth Burhanna (Kent State University) who also stressed the need for collaboration between high schools and colleges in order to provide students with the information literacy skills needed for college success.

The title of the workshop presented by the Community and Junior College Libraries Section of the American Library Association was "Yours, Mine and Ours: Moving Students through the Information Literacy Ladder from High School through Community College to the College/University Level".

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