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The Institute for Information Literacy at Purdue

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The Institute for Information Literacy at Purdue brings together researchers, educators, and stakeholders to investigate information literacy challenges. Our common purpose: developing new information literacy models to navigate the perilous world of information. The Institute creates a community of information literacy researchers whose work enables people to successfully navigate today’s information environment.

What We Do

Annual Symposium

The Institute hosts an annual 2-day symposium, Information and Democracy: Education, Access, Libraries, and Society (ID:EALS), spotlighting research and facilitating dialog amongst those striving to combat misinformation, fake news, and other unethical uses of information affecting our society.

Art Exhibition

The Institute hosts an annual art exhibition, Making Sense: Exploring Information Challenges Through Art, which is composed of works that highlight information issues, such as misinformation, information privacy, and other unethical uses of information.

Research Grants

The Institute funds research projects that examine complex information challenges within particular contexts with the aim of developing information literacy models that enable people to successfully navigate and contribute to today’s information environment. Learn more about the 2022 grant awardees.

Undergraduate Research Lab

The Institute trains undergraduate researchers to recognize the gravity of contemporary information challenges, apply research skills to study these ongoing and emerging information challenges, and to propose potential solutions.

Research Awards

The Institute recognizes excellence in research with annual awards for:

  • Graduate Student Research - currently accepting nominations!
    • For more information and to submit a nomination, see the 2022 call out.
  • Best Publication - currently accepting nominations!
    • Awarded for research examining complex information challenges with the aim of creating new information literacy models
    • For more information and to submit a nomination, see the 2022 call out.

Meet the Team

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Clarence Maybee
Director & W. Wayne Booker Chair for Information Literacy
cmaybee@purdue.edu
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Rachel Fundator
Information Literacy Instructional Designer
rfundato@purdue.edu
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Samantha LeGrand
Instruction and Design Librarian
legrands@purdue.edu
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Michael Flierl
Fellow
The Ohio State University
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Secret Permenter
Graduate Assistant to the W. Wayne Booker Chair for Information Literacy
sperment@purdue.edu