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CIL Award for Faculty

Pfau Library Critical Information Literacy Award

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the award is to support faculty in integrating critical information literacy into their courses. Support will include a $300 stipend to faculty who participate in two workshops and produce and present a report. In this year’s workshops, participants will focus on their discipline’s unique ways of creating, sharing, and using information. Pre-reading, discussion, and reflection about disciplinary knowledge practices, along with an examination of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, will lead participants to a deeper understanding of how to best integrate information literacy into their courses.


All part-time, full-time, tenured or tenure-track CSUSB faculty are eligible for project support. Faculty who teach General Education courses are encouraged to apply.

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  • Submit CIL Award application (below) with the requested information
  • Attend 2 CIL faculty workshops, one in late June and one in late August
  • Produce and present a report in which you analyze what critical information literacy looks like in your discipline and how you can surface it in classroom discussions and assignments

The application is now closed.

2017 Award Recipients

Thomas Corrigan, Communication Studies

Shuryo Fujita, Criminal Justice

Kathryn Hansler, Communication Studies

Jennifer Keys, English

Amanda Taylor, Natural Sciences

Fall 2016 Award Recipients

Monideepa Becerra, Health Science & Human Ecology

Dawn Blue, Nursing

Kimberly Collins, Public Administration

Nicole Kanahale-Stutz, English

Becky Talyn, Health Science

Spring 2016 Award Recipients

Michael Chao, Biology

Arianna Huhn, Anthropology

Carolyn McAllister, Social Work

Terri Nelson, World Language & Literatures

Alexandru Roman, Public Administration