Rachel K Fundator

University Title:
Clinical Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Instructional Designer
Information Literacy

Professional Information

Courses Taught:
ILS 295 Disrupting Authority: Social Justice and Information (Spring '22)
Research Areas:
Information literacy; informed learning; active learning; student motivation; instructional design
MSLIS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2015
BA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2011


  1. Flierl, M., Fundator, R., Reed, J., McGowan, B., Cai, C., & Maybee, C. (2020). Training the trainer to embed information literacy into curricula: results from an action research project. Journal of Information Literacy 14(1), 3-18.
  2. Flierl, M., Maybee, C., & Fundator, R. (2019). Academic librarians’ experiences as faculty developers: A phenomenographic study. Communications in Information Literacy, 13(2), 184-204.
  3. Fundator, R. & Maybee, C. (2019). Academic librarians as informed learning developers. In K. Ranger (ed.) Informed learning applications: Insights from research and practice (Advances in Librarianship; volume 46). Emerald.
  4. Flierl, M., Bonem, E., Maybee, C., & Fundator, R. (2018). Information literacy supporting student motivation and performance: Course-level analysis. Library & Information Science Research 40(1), 30-37.
  5. Stonebraker, I. & Fundator, R. (2016). Use it or lose it: A longitudinal performance assessment of business students’ information literacy. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 42(4), 438-444.