LIB 501 – Beyond Google: Research for College Success

The course provides students with foundational research skills needed to succeed in college, including how to develop well thought out research strategies, and effectively use library research tools and new media sources. Students will be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Students will partake in in-class exercises, quizzes, and will produce a final project in the form of an annotated bibliography.

LIB 501 is a one-credit seven and a half week elective course open to all students.

Registration dates for Fall 2014

September 1- October 20, 2014 Mondays 8:00am – 9:55am
Tuesdays 4:40pm – 6:10pm
October 27 – December 15, 2014 Wednesdays 8:00am – 9:55am
Thursdays 4:40pm – 6:10pm

Information Literacu

Course Objective Example Evidence that Objective Can Be Met
Students will be able to understand key methods and use appropriate tools to identify, locate, and evaluate information. Students will create and update a cumulative class project, and critically respond to weekly course assignments that explore various aspects of the contemporary information environment (e.g., social media, the news media, and scholarly publications).
Students will be able to develop and refine an academic research topic/question. Students will produce a final research project that will culminate in an annotated bibliography on a subject of their choosing.
Students will be able to think critically about information and communications media. Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiple perspectives through participation in classroom presentations and writing exercises.