San José Gateway PhD Candidate Garners Accolades from Purdue University Libraries
Receiving an award from the Queensland University of Technology for his research paper on informed learning was just the start of honors to be bestowed upon San José Gateway PhD student Clarence Maybee.
Receiving an award from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for his research paper on informed learning was just the start of honors to be bestowed upon Clarence Maybee, a doctoral student in the San José Gateway PhD program.
His award-winning paper, “Learning to use information: Informed learning in the undergraduate classroom,” which was co-authored with Dr. Christine Bruce and Dr. Mandy Lupton from QUT, and Dr. Kristen Rebmann from the San José State University School of Information (iSchool), recently received the Purdue University Libraries Award for Research. The prestigious research award recognizes scholarship which exemplifies excellence in library and information science for an outstanding research paper that has been published in the last four years.
Maybee is fascinated with how students experience information literacy, and hopes his work will inform instructional strategies that help students engage with information as they learn. He was thrilled to find out he had won the very first research award ever granted by Purdue University Libraries. He excitedly said, “It was a great honor to receive the award from the Purdue Libraries acknowledging the recognition my research has received, as well as the innovative approach it takes in exploring information literacy as a part of classroom learning.”
Maybee, who works as an assistant professor at the Purdue University Libraries, also received the 2015 John H. Moriarty Award for Excellence in Library Service. He has been teaching information literacy at Purdue University since 2011, and said he is “delighted to be recognized for my contributions to Purdue Libraries’ goals for information literacy and learning.”
Maybee is also currently studying information literacy in faculty development programs, as well as data literacy frameworks in higher education. He presented his final seminar in April 2015 as part of the San José Gateway PhD program, a primarily online program offered in a partnership between QUT and the San José State University iSchool, and is currently awaiting degree confirmation. He is a 2005 graduate of the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science degree program.