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The Johnson Information Literacy Grant is designed for faculty members who will (re)design a course to include an emphasis on library-related student research.  This program provides the grant recipient with a $1,000 stipend and the opportunity to collaborate deeply with a librarian in order to infuse an entire course with information literacy and research skills. Research strategies should be integrated with academic content and sequenced throughout the semester to allow students to learn, reinforce, and master these important skills.  The grant is limited to courses offered during the spring semester at the 200-300 level.  Prior to submission, applicants must discuss projects with a librarian in the Research & Instruction Department at Musselman Library. Applications from all disciplines are encouraged.

This application can be saved as a Word document for editing.  Please type your answers under each heading.  Please submit this application along with a two page vita to Paula Baer at Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Recipients of a JCCTL fellowship or grant must submit a written report at the conclusion of their project and be willing to make one or more presentations about their work in appropriate on-campus venues.

Application (DOC)

JCCTL Information Literacy Grant Recipients



Shannon Egan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and Art History and
                           Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery

Prof. Egan worked with Research & Instruction Librarian Kerri Odess-Harnish. The grant was designed to improve students’ research abilities and presentation skills in the course,
Art and Public Policy (ARTH 267/PP 322).

Nathifa Greene, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Prof. Greene worked with Research & Instruction Librarian Clint Baugess. The grant was designed to improve students’ research and critical thinking skills in the course, Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolence (PHIL 219).



Zakiya Whatley, Gondwe Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology

Prof. Whatley worked closely with Research and Instruction Librarian Meggan Smith to incorporate activities that improved students’ research skills in the course, “Microbiology.”

Chipo Dendere, Gondwe Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

Prof. Dendere used the grant to develop a staged approach for her students working on research papers in the course, “Introduction to Contemporary African Politics.”

Past Grant Recipients