The Lafayette Libraries and the Provost’s Office will again sponsor information literacy grants ($1,500) for faculty who wish to add an information literacy component to one of their upper-level classes. The goal of these grants is to encourage faculty to develop classes in which students have repeated opportunities to build information literacy skills and learn how information is created, disseminated, and organized in a discipline. To be eligible, the class must include projects in which students gather, evaluate, and use information and involve collaboration with a librarian. Faculty who are interested in applying for an information literacy grant should contact Lijuan Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application deadline is December 15. More information about the grants, including the previous years’ recipients, can be found here.
A virtual brownbag with CITLS has also been scheduled for Friday, November 12 via Zoom at 12:10, featuring two recipients. Professors Lindsay Cebbalos (Russian & East European Studies) and Erin Cottle Hunt (Economics) will host a lunch time discussion on how they integrated information literacy into their respective courses: CL/REED/ENG 265 Dostoevsky in Context and Econ 252 Macroeconomics. If you would like to learn more about their endeavor and/or are interested in applying for an information literacy grant for Spring 2022, join us for the virtual discussion at 12:10 at https://lafayette.zoom.us/j/99055820305