Libraries award Information Literacy stipends

In a new initiative, the University Libraries awarded stipends to three faculty members to provide support to revise their Spring 2016 courses to incorporate more information literacy and increase librarian involvement. Seventeen faculty members from a variety of departments submitted proposals.

The stipend recipients are: 

Tom Jackson, History 391
Stephanie Hudson, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations 381
Jonathan Zarecki, Classical Studies 102

Dr. Jackson will collaborate with Kathy Crowe (library liaison to the History department) Lynda Kellam (Data Services and Government Information Librarians), and Kathelene Smith (Photographs, Artifacts, and Textiles Archivist) on his Historical Skills and Methods course. The class will incorporate library databases, historic census and polling data, and archival materials relating to the sit-ins of the 1960s.

Ms. Hudson will collaborate with Amy Harris Houk (library liaison to the School of Education) on ELC 381 (The Institution of Education). The class will contain a series of scaffolded assignments centered around constructing authority in a variety of situations.

Dr. Zarecki will collaborate with Jenny Dale (Director of First-Year Programs and library liaison to the English department) on CCI 102: The Classical Art of Persuasion. The class will focus on incorporating information literacy into classical rhetoric.