CORA (Community of Open Research Assignments)

This came across the OpenWA listserv, but I think it should get some broader dissemination.  If you are looking for Information Literacy assignments that you are clearly legally free to take or modify – then check out this repository: 

Community of Online Research Assignments

an open access resource for faculty and librarians


The librarians at Loyola Marymount University are excited to announce the launch of CORA, the Community of Open Research Assignments. CORA is on online, open-access [CC BY NC SA] platform of librarian and faculty contributed assignments, lesson plans, and activities that engage with information literacy concepts and practices. The site is currently in beta and our goal is to develop CORA into an online platform that extends information literacy pedagogy beyond the one-shot and opens a space to cultivate a virtual community of practice surrounding information literacy pedagogy among librarians and faculty.

We are inviting librarians and faculty who may be interested in sharing their information literacy assignments, activities, and or lesson plans under a creative commons license to become a contributor on the CORA platform. 

Becoming a CORA contributor also gives you the ability to respectfully comment on and generate discussions with other CORA contributors surrounding individual contributions. If you are interested in becoming a contributor, you can do so here:

 The development of CORA was funded by a SCELC Project Initiatives Fund grant and is currently in beta. We are seeking useful feedback from our users to help improve the site functionality and assess its viability. We hope that whether or not you decide to become a contributor, you will fill our short feedback survey or send your thoughts to  


All the best,

Susan Gardner Archambault, Head of Reference & Instruction | Lindsey McLean, Instructional Design Librarian
William H. Hannon Library | Loyola Marymount University| 310 338 7488 |

Leave a Reply