Deadline Extended to November 6 for Information Literacy Course Enhancement Grants

Information Literacy

The deadline to apply for the USC Libraries' Undergraduate Information Literacy Course Enhancement Grants has been extended to Nov. 6, 2020.

This grant opportunity is designed to foster curricular implementation, through re-design of a syllabus and/or assignment, of the USC Libraries Information Literacy Outcomes for Undergraduates and/or the SAA/ACRL-RBMS Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Disciplinary faculty collaborate with librarians, acting as instructional designers, to revise a course or major assignment sequence to accomplish information literacy learning outcomes.

Grants are offered in one of two tracks:

  • The Primary Source Literacy Track focuses on integrating primary source literacy concepts through the use of materials from Special Collections.
  • The Information Literacy Track focuses on all other types of information, including but not limited to scholarly sources, popular and social media, and student-produced work.

Grant recipients will be awarded $200 to devote time to attend an information literacy workshop, meet with a librarian for at least one consultation, and implement and assess revisions in a future semester

All USC faculty or graduate students (full- or part-time) who teach at least one course during the current or upcoming academic year are eligible to apply. Proposed revisions must be for a future semester, rather than the semester that contains the due date.

For more information or to apply, go to