Would you like to more fully build information literacy into a course that you teach? Would you like to work with a librarian to create assignments that utilize the course content that you are already teaching to develop students’ information literacy? Would you like to have that same librarian embedded in your course to enhance your students’ online research skills?
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?
In the Information Literacy Learning Community for Faculty and Librarians you will be matched with a librarian, likely your subject librarian, to collaborate on the preparation or revision of a course that you will teach during the 2019-2020 academic year, with the goal to better develop students’ information literacy skills. You will have time to work together on your syllabus, create course assignments, and even design content for particular class sessions. When you teach your course, your librarian colleague will be embedded to support your students as they learn to better discern, engage with, and contribute to information online, be it in the form of an Instagram post or an academic journal article.
To learn more, email Cassie Power, Associate Director for Faculty and Academic Engagement at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement or apply today to be part of the Information Literacy Learning Community for Faculty and Librarians by completing this application and emailing it to Cassie Power, firstname.lastname@example.org.