Information Fluency in the Disciplines Workshops

Due to increasingly menacing weather reports and recently received cancellations by too many participants, CIC has regretfully decided that the Information Fluency Workshop must be cancelled. We apologize for the very late notice, but the great difficulty in simply reaching Charleston has forced us to reconsider yesterday's optimistic update.
We understand that some of you may already be in transit. Please be assured that you will be reimbursed for expenditures incurred in good faith. You will surely be given a full refund by the airline when you request it and please cancel your hotel reservations if you need to. We will send out reimbursement forms, and if you have any questions or concerns please contact Stephen Gibson at or (202) 466-7230.
We will be in touch in due course about another Information Fluency Workshop in the future.

CIC's Information Fluency in the Disciplines: Workshop on Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the History of Ideas will be held February 13-15, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina. It is part of a series of workshops is intended to help institutions move beyond information literacy in general education to information fluency in humanities majors. Additional workshops, each focusing on a core discipline of the humanities, will be offered over the next few years for campus teams of faculty members, librarians, and the chief academic officer.  
These workshops are made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


 About the 2014 Workshop on Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the History of Ideas

​The 2014 Information Fluency in the Disciplines Workshop will help teams develop programs for upper-level students to obtain a better understanding of the availability, authority, and uses of relevant information resources in their major field of study. Participants will explore topics such as: faculty-librarian collaboration in helping students acquire information fluency; the role of chief academic officers in promoting information fluency across the campus; the availability and uses of new, online, and traditional resources; methods of evaluating the success of an information fluency program; uses of space and budgets to promote information fluency; and strategies for implementing change on campus. Institutions with an information literacy component in the general education curriculum—such as those that participated in one of the CIC Transformation of the College Library Workshops—may find this series the next logical step in helping students to function well in the rapidly changing information environment.

 Current Status

​Twenty-one institutions have been selected to participate in the 2014 Information Fluency in the Disciplines: Workshop on Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the History of Ideas that will be held in Charleston, South Carolina in February.


 Date and Location

The Information Fluency in the Disciplines: Workshop on Foreign Langauges, Literatures, and Cultures will be held February 13-15, 2014, in Charleston, South Carolina.


There is no fee to participate. In addition, each participating institution will receive up to $2,000 to offset travel and hotel expenses. All workshop materials and most of the meals during the workshop will be provided.


For more information about these workshops please contact CIC Senior Advisor Susanne Woods, provost and professor of English emerita, Wheaton College (MA) at

 2013 Campus Plans


 2013 Workshop Resources