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The reality of building a campus-wide information literacy program may vary from institution to institution but working programs all share important similarities. Librarians from California State University System campuses (Northridge and Los Angeles) - and Rider University will discuss their approaches and successes at both garnering support for and developing campus-wide information literacy programs that incorporate information literacy student learning outcomes into required General Education programming. The session will focus on how active service on university-wide curriculum, assessment and general education committees directly impacted and informed their libraries and campus information literacy programs and pedagogies. The presenters will demonstrate how their successful curricular models, assessment efforts and overall approaches engage campus stakeholders in terms of (re)defining definitions and understanding of information literacy, and raising campus awareness about how information literacy curriculum programming strengthens the life-long learning goals inherent in undergraduate General Education programming. The following processes and strategies that promote campus discussions and the integration of such curricular integration into new and revised required curriculum will be examined: the development of higher cognitive level information literacy goals and objectives that coordinate with disciplinary and campus assessment goals, curriculum mapping strategies and other assessment efforts, and discipline based approaches to developing classroom and online learning models (LMS, tutorials, distance curriculum delivery etc) that incorporate approved campus information literacy student learning outcomes. A discussion of how their successes will impact the management and delivery of their library instruction programs in terms of increased demand and larger class sizes will also be examined.