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Undergraduate Information Literacy Course Enhancement Grants: Examples from Previous Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

On this page, find examples of grant recipients' assignments, syllabi, and other revisions to courses.

Past recipients:


  • Jennifer Sopchockchai Bankard (Writing)
  • Rochelle Gold (Writing)
  • Briana Hinga (Education)
  • Mark Marino (Writing)
  • Lauren Matchison (Architecture)
  • Nina Rathbun (International Relations)
  • Beatrice Sanford Russell (Early Modern Studies Institute)
  • Adriana Streifer (Writing)
  • Veli Yashin (Comparative Literature)
  • Emily Zeamer (Anthropology)


  • Kendra Atkin (Thematic Option)
  • Sanders Bernstein (Thematic Option)
  • John Blakinger (Society of Fellows in the Humanities)
  • Maria Mercedes Fages Agudo (Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Carolina Castillo Larrea (Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Lori Mesrobian (Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Liana Stepanyan (Spanish & Portuguese)

Liana Stepanyan, GESM120

A grant recipient from Fall 2016, Liana Stepanyan worked with Elizabeth Galoozis to incorporate primary source instruction, search strategies, and citation practices into the syllabus and library instruction for GE Seminar in Humanistic Inquiry (GESM120): Conquest and Revolution in 20th Century Mexican Literary and Visual Texts. Portions of the syllabus and instructional activities are included below.

Description of first library session from syllabus (Week 4):

"Visit to Libraries. Focus: library tour, how to find materials in the library, importance of primary and secondary sources, how to make citations, what is worth citing."

Description of second library session from syllabus (Week 10):

"Focus: library tour of Special Collections, reading photographs as historic documents. Photographs from the Casasola Archive were widely used to mythify the Mexican Revolution, and legitimize the new government. Reflect on how the lesser-known images of this archive not only provide graphic testimony of this transformative socio-political event, but also condemn its shortcoming and its aftermath."

Jennifer Sopchockchai Bankard, Writing 340

A grant recipient from Fall 2015, Jennifer Bankard worked with librarian Carolyn Caffrey Gardner to revise an assignment sequence leading up to a scholarly paper. Additionally, she created a new assignment, a Literature Review/Annotated Bibliography.

Rochelle Gold, Writing 150

A grant recipient from spring 2016, Rochelle Gold worked with librarian Carolyn Caffrey Gardner to revise a final portfolio assignment for a Writing 150 class in the Technology and Social Change category.

Castillo Larrea / Mesrobian / Fages Agudo, SPAN260

Grant recipients from Spring 2017, Carolina Castillo Larrea, Maria Mercedes Fages Agudo, and Lori Mesrobian worked with Elizabeth Galoozis to develop a two-part information literacy workshop standard across all sections of SPAN260 (Advanced Spanish: Arts and Sciences).. Instead of teaching one full class session, the librarian teaches two half-length (30-45 minute) sessions.