Prof. Anthony Cocciolo was the recipient of the Pratt-Severn Faculty
Innovation Award 2013.  He is the first Pratt SILS faculty member to win
this award.

Established in 1996, the $1,000 cash award (sponsored by Association of
Library and Information Science Educators and by Pratt Institute School of
Information and Library Science) is designed to identify innovation by
full-time faculty members, or a group of full-time faculty members, in
incorporating evolving information technologies in the curricula of
accredited masters degree programs in library and information studies.  The
award is named after David Severn, a 1968 Pratt SILS alumnus.  Anthony is
receiving this award for his innovations in digital archives education.

He accepted the award at the ALISE Awards Reception, held Thursday, January
24, 2013 at the Seattle Public Library.  For more information on the award
recipients, please visit 


The American Library Association awarded German Traces NYC the 2013
Cutting-Edge Technology in Library Services Award

German Traces NYC is a collaboration between Goethe-Institut New York
Library (Brigitte Doellgast) and Pratt Institute School of Information and
Library Science (Profs. Anthony Cocciolo and Debbie Rabina). This mobile
experience uses an augmented reality app to allow learners to explore German
cultural heritage in New York City. After downloading the app, users can
simply hold up their mobile phones and view archival photos layered on top
of the images visible through the phone's camera, and watch stories about
specific historic sites. More than 19,000 people visited the website in the
year since launch.  

For more information on the award, please visit  To try out
German Traces NYC, please visit

Debbie Rabina, Ph.D,
Associate Professor
Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science
144 West 14th Street, 6th fl.
New York, NY, 10011-7301
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