Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award

Lavery Library is pleased to present the 5th Annual Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award. This award is given to a St. John Fisher faculty member who actively supports information literacy. Any member of the St. John Fisher faculty is eligible, with the exception of the Library Committee members. This award is named for Dr. Mark Szarejko, 1980 alumnus, in recognition of his support for the library.

The Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award

The award recipient is an advocate for information literacy, impacting SJFC students and other faculty to promote information literacy on campus and beyond. The following are the criteria exemplified by a worthy candidate for the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award:

  • Assignments/Courses: Creates or revises assignments with a consciousness of library resources
  • Collaboration: Seeks out opportunities to partner and collaborate with librarians. Promotes a connection between librarian and students
  • Curriculum Mapping: Incorporates progressions of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum of his or her discipline
  • Professional Development: Participates or consults on events/workshops/training sessions/working groups that include information literacy
  • Scholarship: Submits/publishes articles or presentations that include information literacy

To learn more about Information Literacy, please visit the Association of College and Research Libraries webpage.

Nomination Process

The nominator should use the Nomination Form [pdf] and provide a letter detailing how the nominee exhibits a commitment to information literacy. Nominations from Fisher faculty, administration and staff, as well as self-nominations, are welcome. Nominations should be sent to Nancy Greco, Instruction Librarian, by Friday, April 25, 2014.

The award recipient will be chosen by the members of the Library Committee. The library committee is a faculty assembly committee of eleven members; eight faculty members, one graduate student, one undergraduate student and the Library Director.


  • Award recipient's name noted in a book, purchased on their behalf for inclusion in the library collection
  • An individual plaque of recognition
  • A dining certificate for a Rochester restaurant
  • Award recipient's name engraved on the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award plaque in the library

For more information contact Nancy Greco, ngreco@sjfc.edu, (585)385-8139 or visit the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award website.

Past Recipients

2013 Recipient

Michael Boller

Dr. Michael Boller

2012 Recipient

Dr. Stephen Brauer

Dr. Stephen Brauer

2011 Recipient

Susan Schultz

Dr. Susan Shultz

2010 Recipient

Kristin Picardo

Dr. Kristin Picardo

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