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Library 10: Information Competency

Credit: 1.0 unit
Total Lecture: 18 hours
Advisories: CA 070, Eligibility for ENG 001A and READ 053
Acceptable for credit: California State University; University of California

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will identify and critically evaluate appropriate resources.
  2. When using information, students will correctly identify when citations are required.
  3. Students will create correctly formatted citations in multiple formats.

This course covers the basic elements of information competency by introducing students to the nature of research and the role of the library in research, including finding, analyzing, organizing, and presenting information and the legal and ethical aspects of research. Students are introduced to a variety of informational resources including print, media, electronic formats and the World Wide Web. This course is offered on-campus and online.  Pass/No Pass Option.

LIB 010 fulfills Information Competency Graduation Proficiency requirement.

LIB 010 fulfills General Education Area E requirement.

For the Library 10 schedule, please go to the Library 10 Schedule page. For more information about Library 10, please read Library 10 Frequently Asked Questions.

Library 920: Information Competency Workshop

Credit: none
Total Lecture: 3 hours

This non-credit course consists of a series of workshops addressing specific areas of Information Competency. The workshops will help students gain proficiency in all aspects of information competency including research strategies, using reference materials, searching online catalogs, locating journal, magazine and newspaper articles, using the Internet, and the legal aspects of information: citing sources, plagiarism, and copyright. Students may attend all or part of the offered workshops. This course may be repeated 3 times. No Grade.

Library 930: Library Seminars

Credit: none
Total Lecture: 3 hours

These seminars cover a wide range of topics and students are introduced to various topics and resources found in a 21st century library, including, but not limited to, print, media, electronic formats and the World Wide Web. Activities may include discussions, debates, reading, writing, collaborative learning, presentations and guest speakers. No Grade.