UW Bothell Librarian Wins National Achievement Award


March 31, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash., March 31, 2011 – Leslie Bussert, head of instruction for the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College library, has received the 2011 Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Bussert during the American Library Association annual conference in June.

Bussert earned the accolade due to her innovative assessment work. In collaboration with Norm Pouliot, Bussert converted a grading rubric into an online self-assessment survey that can be used to communicate information literacy learning goals to students. Her work has been widely praised as an advocacy tool for sustaining information literacy instruction programs.
Bussert earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Western Washington University and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.
In addition to receiving the Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award, Bussert was nominated along with three other UW Bothell librarians for the UW Libraries Distinguished Librarian award. The other three UW Bothell librarian nominees are: Jackie Belanger, arts and humanities librarian; Julie Planchon Wolf, nursing librarian; and Katie Whitson, head of collections and building operations.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.