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Faculty Library Associate Program

Deadlines and important dates:

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • All application materials are due by by the end of day April 30, 2021
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by May 14th, 2021

Program Contact Information

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Brookens Library created the Faculty Library Associate Program for faculty members interested in integrating information literacy, library services, and Library resources into a new or existing course. The purpose of the program is to create intensive collaboration between faculty and the library, to illustrate the effectiveness of this type of collaboration in improving student outcomes (specifically the UIS Goals and Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education), to develop instructional materials and activities to share with other librarians and faculty, and to advance the use of library services on campus. We are seeking Associates for the 2021 summer semester.

Please see the Instructional Services page on the Faculty Resource guide for additional information and examples of course-integrated information literacy assignments if that is your area of interest.

Application Details

All full-time faculty at UIS are eligible. Courses at any level which include a library or research component will be considered.

Submit a written proposal that includes the following information: 

  • Why you are interested in becoming a Faculty Library Associate.
  • Your previous experience, if any, with integrating information literacy, library services, and Library resources.
  • A description of the course you wish to revise in collaboration with a librarian.
  • Please include syllabi, assignments, lesson plans and any other relevant materials you have.

Send your proposal by April 30th, 2021 to the library.

Successful applicants will be contacted by May 14th, 2021


Program Details and Deliverables

Eligibility: All full-time faculty at UIS are eligible. Courses at any level which include a library or research component will be considered.

Duration: Takes place during the UIS 2021 Summer Session

Stipend: A Library Associate is awarded a $1500 stipend. Selected Faculty will devote the equivalent of 5 hours per week on the project during the 8 week summer session for a total of 40 hours.


  • Engage in the creation or revision of curriculum for at least one course that will be taught in the upcoming Academic Year.
  • Engage in assessment when offering the revised course(s) to evaluate the effectiveness of the collaboration. This assessment will vary depending on the nature of the collaboration.
  • Present with Faculty Librarian at an FDO workshop.
  • Report on results at departmental meetings & Committee on the Library in the semester after revised course is taught.