Winners of 2021 Library Scholar Award for Information Literacy Announced

Now in its eleventh year, the award recognizes students who have demonstrated growth in and increased understanding of information literacy through independent study or research.

By: Kristine Yahna Todaro  Thursday, June 3, 2021 07:23 PM

Gnim Bazim '21, Alexandra Franchino '21 and Isabella van der Weide '23 were named the recipients of this year’s Library Scholar Award for Information Literacy. Students were nominated by faculty, and the winners were then chosen through an application process. Muhlenberg College Trexler Librarians Rachel Hamelers, Kelly Cannon and Susan Falciani Maldonado served as judges for this year's award.

Gnim Bazim '21
Nominated by Irene Chien, assistant professor of media & communication, Bazim examined how Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students are affected by representations of campus diversity.



Alexandra Franchino '21
Nominated by English Professor David Rosenwasser, Franchino researched the Irish writer Anne Enright, centered on her volume No Authority: Writings from the Laureateship.




Isabella van der Weide '23
Nominated by Biology Professor Erika Iyengar, van der Weide explored the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on coral and mollusk mucus production.