Brauer Wins Szarejko Information Literacy Award
St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library recently presented Dr. Stephen Brauer, Associate Professor of English and former Director of First-Year Programs, with the 3rd Annual Dr. Mark Szarejko Information Literacy Award.
The award is named for Szarejko ’80, in recognition of his support for the library. It is given to a Fisher faculty member who actively supports information literacy. All faculty members are eligible for the award, with the exception of the library committee members.
According to the committee, Brauer has been “instrumental in providing new students with a firm foundation in information literacy throughout the First-Year Program.” He has developed, facilitated, and promoted information literacy in the College’s learning communities, department courses, and through revisions of the core curriculum. In addition, he is credited with fostering “stronger working relationships between First-Year Program faculty and librarians, and assisting faculty and librarians in reaching their information literacy goals.”
Previous Szarejko Award winners include Dr. Kristin Picardo, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Biology; and Dr. Susan Shultz, Associate Professor and Program Director, M.S. Special Education.