Cara Bradley Receives Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award for Paper Published in EBLIP Journal


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The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques has awarded Cara Bradley, Teaching and Learning Librarian, University of Regina, the 2014 Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award for her 2013 paper entitled, “Information Literacy Articles in Science Pedagogy Journals” published in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Vol 8, No 4 (2013) available from


The paper analyzed the prevalence of articles related to information literacy (IL) in the 15 highest-impact science pedagogy journals during the ten year period 2002 – 2011 and found that librarians need to “redouble their efforts to publish and raise the profile of information literacy in science pedagogy journals, either alone or collaboratively with subject faculty.”


The R. H. Blackburn Award jury felt that Bradley’s research built on past research, while opening a fresh perspective on a topic that should be of interest to academic librarians across Canada.


The Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award is named for Dr. Blackburn, the first President of CACUL (1963-64). The award annually recognizes notable research published by Canadian Library Association Members. The full text of the press release is available at

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