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Library Instruction & Information Literacy: Information Literacy Faculty Development Grants

Fall 2022

Information Literacy Faculty Development Grants Fall 2022 

Siena’s Information Literacy Faculty Development Grants provide faculty with opportunities to develop creative approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment related to information literacy competencies.  Since 2002, ninety-four grants have been awarded.  Faculty from all three schools have participated.  Let’s continue the creativity:

  1. Have an idea for a project?
  2. Teaching in a new major or program? How might you use a grant?
  3. Projects making use of the Digital Scholarship Center are encouraged.
  4. Projects where information literacy meets other literacies such as digital literacy, news literacy, and visual literacy are welcome.
  5. Have an idea for a project, but have questions? Contact Librarian Catherine Crohan (



  1. Grants may be submitted from an individual or more than one faculty member. We have had projects from colleagues in the same department, and have had a few from faculty working with colleagues in other departments.
  2. Faculty must be full-time.
  3. Proposals for the development of a new course or substantial revision of an existing course require the signatures of the department head and dean.
  4. Collaboration with library faculty is required.  The role of the librarian will vary depending on the nature and scope of the project.
  5. Assessment of learning outcomes must be a component of any proposal
  6. A report outlining the nature of the curriculum development and the outcome of the project must be submitted at the end of the project to the Coordinator of Library Instruction, the Library Director and the Provost.
  7. The deadline for a written final report for fall 2022 grants is February 1, 2023.
  8. A presentation to an appropriate faculty group may substitute for a written report. We encourage presentations as they facilitate the sharing of information literacy related pedagogy among colleagues. For more information about this option, contact Librarian Catherine Crohan.
  9. Typical stipends range from $400.00-$1000.00
  10. No more than two consecutive grants may be awarded to an individual.
  11. Past projects include new course proposals, course revision, creation of assignments and learning modules, as well as assessment projects. When preparing your application, you may want to check out our list of previous grants awarded.

Criteria for Evaluating the Proposals

  • Nature of the project
  • Evidence of the integration of information literacy into the curriculum
  • Quality of assessment plan
  • Wider application of pedagogy to other courses and programs

Deadline for Submission for fall 2022 grants: August 16, 2022

Link to the Standish Library’s Information Literacy Faculty Development Grant page  (includes grant guidelines, application form, and list of previously awarded grant projects.).                                                         

Send application to Catherine Crohan, Standish Library (,

For more about information literacy, we recommend the document Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015). 



Grant Guidelines & Application fall 2022

Grants Awarded, 2002-2022

Siena College's Information Literacy Faculty Development grants provide faculty with opportunities to develop creative approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment related to information literacy competencies .Since 2002, ninety-three grants have been awarded. Projects have included assignments learning modules, course revision and assessment tools.