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 faculty a $1,000 award and dedicated time 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 Reference & Instruction Department at Musselman Library.
Future applications for all JCCTL awards will be contingent upon submission of reports for previous funding.
Application deadline is Monday, November 26, 2012.
Amy Dailey, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Amy redesigned and upper-level elective course to help students develop the skills to critically examine population-level health problems. She included four interative classroom sessions at Musselman Library with Health Sciences Reference and Instruction Librarians Kayla Lenkner and Meggan Smith. Read more.
Monica Ogra, Assistant Professor, Globalization Studies
Monica redesigned the Globalization Studies Capstone course which she taught in Spring 2012. The primary objective of this course was the successful completion of a semester-long independent study project that integrates core elements of each student’s unique, self-designed major, in particular as related to the student’s self-designed “thematic” track. Throughout the semester she conducted librarian-assisted workshops with Janelle Wertzberger, Director of Reference & Instruction and Ronalee Ciocco, Director of User Services. These sessions complemented and reinforced existing curricular exercises in scholarly research design.