Mar. 10, 2011



Michelle Costello, left, and Kimberly Davies Hoffman recently earned the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section Innovation Award. /PHOTO PROVIDED







Two Geneseo librarians at Milne Library have won the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section Innovation Award.

Kimberly Davies Hoffman, associate librarian for reference and instruction, and Michelle Costello, reference/instruction, education and instructional design librarian, received the award for developing the Library Instruction Leadership Academy (LILAC), a collaborative professional development project designed, organized and delivered by regional K-12, community college and college/university librarians.

Sponsored by ProQuest, the annual award recognizes a project that demonstrates creative, innovative or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming. They will receive a $3,000 prize and a certificate in June during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The awards committee noted that their project provides a model for regional professional development opportunities and a refreshing look at how librarians and educators can network and learn locally.


Irina Vasiliev, a geography professor who is also a collage and textile artist, has a solo show on exhibition now through April 8 at St. John Fisher College in the Lavery Library Lower Level Gallery. She began the project, "One Year in One Life: A Graphic Chronicle," on her birthday and created a visual diary of one year in her life. Each piece represents one day, resulting in 365 works of art. Vasiliev's artwork can also be seen on her website.


David O'Donnell '12, a history major who works closely with Professor Emilye Crosby, is one of just 74 students nationwide who will present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill. The annual event is on April 13 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

His project focuses on the development of the FIGHT (Freedom, Integration, God, Honor, Today), founded in Rochester, N.Y., after a race riot in 1964. Last summer, O'Donnell utilized a Geneseo Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship to study the Black Power Movement in Rochester.