Critical Information Literacy Workshops for Faculty

Dear colleagues,

If you’ll be teaching a GE course that includes an Information Literacy GLO next year (required in Cat E, A1, A2, D2, C1), please join us for a professional development opportunity this winter.

Workshop Description

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning (ACRL 2015). Critical information literacy (CIL) pushes this definition further, and in asking students to consider “how information works” (in our disciplines, the academy, the world), the sociopolitical dynamics that shape information creation, distribution, and circulation are revealed, making important space for critique and transformation.

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how to integrate CIL into their course design, learn what Pfau library resources are available to support CIL pedagogy in the new GE program, and leave equipped to (re)design an assignment/assessment or in-class activity.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12-4 pm.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12-4 pm.

Important Details

Eligible participants will receive $300 in professional development funds. Audience: all faculty (including instructors) who will be teaching a GE course that includes the GLO of Information Literacy (required in Cat E, A1, A2, D2, C1). Faculty must have at least an academic-year appointment.

$300 compensation requires attendance, participation, and submission of a brief summary of materials developed as a result of the workshop.


Complete the GE Professional Development Application form to sign up for a program.


If you’re unable to make it, or if you aren’t teaching a GE course with an Information Literacy GLO but would still like to incorporate critical information literacy into your coursework, the Pfau Library has a variety of resources to support teaching and learning:

  • Critical Information Literacy Laboratory for Faculty
    • Check out the “Instructor’s Corner” for assignment and activity ideas, recommended readings and videos, and more.
  • Video Tutorials
    • Suites of videos for beginning, intermediate, and advanced researchers, complete with vocabulary terms and quizzes students can download or print upon completion.
  • Library Instruction Options
    • Form to request library instruction, information on Library Guides for your course, calendar of library workshops, and more.

Questions? Contact Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Coordinator of Library Instruction, or Janelle Gilbert, GE Coordinator.

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