Would you like to more fully build information literacy into a course that you teach, or to work with a librarian to create assignments that utilize the course content you are already teaching to develop students’ information literacy? Would you like to be a part of a learning community with other faculty and librarian pairs who are working to do the same thing, learning together about how different disciplines (including your own) can contribute to more critical engagement with information?
Apply to be part of the 2019-2020 Information Learning Community for Faculty and Librarians. Selected faculty will be matched with librarians to collaborate on the preparation or revision of a course, with the goal to better develop students’ information literacy skills. You will have time to work together on your syllabus, create course assignments, and design content for particular class sessions. Your librarian colleague will also be embedded in your course to support your students as they learn to better discern, engage with, and contribute to information online.
All faculty participants will receive a stipend of $1,500 for their participation, which can be distributed as payment, and thus will be taxed as income, or can be placed in research or professional development accounts that are not taxed.
The learning community is open to instructors teaching courses during the 2019-2020 academic year at the undergraduate level in any discipline or school. Instructors must be available to attend the learning community in full, August 12-15, 2019, 9am-3pm. Further, they must be committed to co-creating and co-teaching information literacy in their chosen course with a librarian, and to thinking with faculty from other disciplines.
Five instructors will be selected to participate, with an objective of including faculty from a broad range of disciplines and schools. Because faculty will be paired with a librarian whose expertise is a good match for the faculty member’s course goals, it is possible that a faculty member will not be selected because the librarian that would be the best match is already matched or is otherwise not available. We will be looking for faculty who are committed to working collaboratively with a librarian to meet course objectives that include information literacy skills; skills such as, improving students’ ability to discern their information needs, find and evaluate information sources and claims, synthesize information, and use that information to an end.