DkIT Launches Library Prize

DkIT Library launched the Library Prize for Information Literacy with a presentation last Tuesday 24th April in the Library Training Room. The prize was launched by DkIT President Denis Cummins and Students' Union President Elect David Branagan.

The Library Prize will be awarded to the undergraduate student who evidences that they are information literate. Information literacy skills include the ability to gather, search for, evaluate, present and reference information. Peter MacKenna at the launch spoke of the importance of information literacy in developing the clear thinking necessary not only to academic success but for employability and personal development in later years. In the 2011/2012 academic year over 3,000 students have already attended library information literacy classes in DkIT Library.

DkIT President Denis Cummins, in response to points made in the presentation, expressed how essential information literacy is to the learning experience, and David Branagan spoke of the growing importance of the DkIT virtual library.

Undergraduate students are invited to enter a project created and submitted as part of their course, with a completed application form, to be in with the chance to win an iPad.

DkIT President Denis Cummins speaking at the launch