Information Literacy Faculty Fellows Program

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Note: the Information Literacy Faculty Fellows Program will not be running in 2024. Please visit the webpage for our new faculty development initiative, the Critical Information Literacy Immersion Program!

About the Information Literacy Faculty Fellows Program

The Information Literacy Faculty Fellows are a core group of UNCW faculty and instructors who are interested in applying cutting-edge information literacy concepts to teaching in their discipline. The program is co-sponsored by Randall Library, the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, and the Center for Teaching Excellence

Since the inaugural program in 2018, this program has become an annual event in the Spring semester. Accepted faculty and instructors will:

  • gain an understanding of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
  • explore practical ideas for applying one or more information literacy frames to their instruction; 
  • gain a cohort of faculty across UNCW departments who are interested in information literacy concepts;
  • work closely with their liaison librarian on information literacy concepts;
  • generate concrete products that integrate one or more information literacy concepts (ILFF Project Repository); and
  • collaborate on ways to share these concepts with their departmental colleagues.

Expectations & Compensation

Fellows receive a certificate and $1000 stipend upon completion of the program.  Fellows commit to:

  • attending all sessions and actively participate weekly,
  • completing pre and post reflections,
  • meeting at least once with their liaison librarian,
  • meeting at least once with a member of the DEeL team, and 
  • submitting a final product that demonstrates integration of one or more information literacy Frames (view previous projects).

Interested in Participating? 

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now closed. Check back for updates on future iterations of this program.

Successful applications demonstrate interest in and engagement with information literacy, as well an ability to share program content with colleagues. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity, specificity, and feasibility of your goals for participating in this program.
  • Demonstration of frequent and high-quality information literacy integration in previously taught courses.
  • Concrete post-program plans to programmatically strengthen the information literacy curriculum in your department.

All faculty who teach classes are eligible to apply. We seek representation from schools and departments across UNCW. New faculty are encouraged to apply.  


Got questions? Contact Brittany O'Neill (Information Literacy Librarian) at

Information for 2023 Cohort 

Applications due January 27, 2023

The Spring 2023 ILFF program will be run in a flipped classroom model in which participants will work with content in a Canvas course and attend in-person sessions to apply and discuss their learning. Every Fellow is expected to actively participate during each week of the five-week Fellowship by consuming the learning material and participating in these sessions with Faculty Fellow peers.  


  • Orientation and Introductions: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12-1:30

  • Application session 1: Thursday, March 2, 2023, 12-1:30

  • Application session 2: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 12-1:30

  • Wrap-up and Project Lightning Presentations: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 12-1:30

Final Project

Links for Program Participants

Examples of Effective Library Assignments