Advancing Towards Liberal Arts 3.0: Campus Projects Recognized

January 19, 2010

NITLE recognizes four projects with its December 2009 Community Contribution Awards: ERIAL Project: Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries, the Mixxer Language Exchange Community, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in Second Life, and Global Modules Project.

NITLE has awarded its Community Contribution Award to four campus-based projects. The award includes an opportunity for project leaders to publish project case studies with Academic Commons. The awardees are:

  • ERIAL Project: Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries. (Lynda Duke, Academic Outreach Librarian & Associate Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University; Dave Green, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Information Services, Northeastern Illinois University; Andrew Asher, project anthropologist)
  • The Mixxer Language Exchange Community. (Todd Bryant, Language Program Administrator, Dickinson College).
  • Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in Second Life. (Jack Green Musselman, Director, Center for Ethics and Leadership, and Jason Rosenblum, Special Projects Professional, Emerging Technologies R&D, St. Edward’s University)
  • Global Modules Project. (Gary Evans Scudder, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Global Engagement, Director, Institute for Global Engagement, Professor of History, Champlain College)

Case studies will be published with Academic Commons in May 2010, under the theme “Advancing Towards Liberal Arts 3.0.” In addition to the opportunity to publish a case study, honorees are also awarded a small honorarium.

If you would like to nominate a project for the next round of awards, please contact Michael Nanfito ( by Monday, April 26, 2010.