Central University Libraries is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Faculty Information Literacy Stipend. Both Dr. Kathleen Gallagher and Dr. Beth Newman are implementing assignments into a Fall 2016 course that address information literacy concepts and skills, working closely with their subject librarians.
To address searching effectively, avoiding plagiarism, recognizing formats, and evaluating sources, Dr. Gallagher’s graduate class on cultural policy will complete a series of assignments in working toward researching and writing a policy brief. Dr. Newman’s undergraduate English students will complete a two-part annotated bibliography assignment that emphasizes understanding of finding library sources and recognizing scholarly discourse. At the end of the semester, each professor will submit a report that describes the assignment, the method of assessment, and the impact on student learning. These reports will be available through the Information Literacy Program website. See their proposals and fuller descriptions of their assignments.
The CUL Faculty Information Literacy Stipend is a $1000 award, offered semi-annually. Applications for Spring and Summer 2017 courses are due November 28th, 2016. For more information, faculty should talk to their subject librarian.