The Library is pleased to offer UVA faculty the opportunity to apply for an Information Literacy Course Enrichment Grant—available to full-time or part-time faculty who are teaching semester-long courses. It’s part of the Library’s effort to equip students with the skills to find, understand, and evaluate information in ways that create discussion and argument within a particular field.
The program will team faculty members with librarians in an effort to formulate instructional activities that are best suited to a particular discipline and course curriculum. Activities in an engineering course, for instance, might include having students collect data and look in the literature for applications of their own design ideas. A writing course might have students keep a journal on how differences between popular and scholarly sources affect their own perception of a global event.
Consultations between faculty participants and librarians on core competencies and how to build in opportunities for reflective discovery begin in May. For fall semester courses, work will occur in the summer with an expected completion of Friday, August 11th. Work for spring semester courses will conclude Friday, December 1st.
Applications are due by Friday, April 21st , and will be evaluated based on course outcomes, current information literacy integration, and appropriate library staff availability.
Each grant will be $2500 and six grants will be awarded. Recipients will be announced on Friday, April 28th.