Information Literacy Faculty Fellows 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, Undergraduate Studies, 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, and
- submitting a final product that demonstrates integration of one or more information literacy Frames (view previous projects).
Interested in Participating?
Applications for the 2021 cohort are now closed. If you are interested in being part of the next cohort of Information Literacy Faculty Fellows, please watch for the application for the 2022 cohort.
Successful applications demonstrate interest in and engagement with information literacy, as well an ability to share program content with colleagues.We will be evaluating applications based on:
- 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.
Got questions? Contact Stephanie Crowe (Interim Associate Director, Research and Instructional Services) at crowes [at] uncw.edu.
Information for 2021 Cohort
Due to Covid-19, the Spring 2021 ILFF program will be run via a largely asynchronous Canvas course from February 20-April 2, except for two synchronous meetings which will be held via Zoom. Every Fellow is expected to actively participate during each week of the 6-week Fellowship by consuming the learning material and participating in discussion boards with Faculty Fellow peers.
- Orientation Meeting on Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 from 2-3pm
- Wrap-up and Project Lightning Presentations on Tuesday March 30th, 2021 from 2-3:30pm
Links for Program Participants
Examples of Effective Library Assignments
- Information Literacy Faculty Fellows Project Repository (UNCW Randall Library)
- Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox (Association of College & Research Libraries)
- CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments)
- CARLI Toolkit (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)