Inthis course students have the opportunity to develop information competencyskills, which includes:
· recognizing the need for information;
· finding, evaluating and using information in its variousforms;
· using information to communicate effectively; and,
· understanding and applying the use of information ethicallyand legally.
Attainment of these competencies enhance a student’sabillity to succeed in college and develop lifelong learning skills.
Upon completion of this course, studentsshould be able to:
· Explain the concept of information competency.
· Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of
· Describe the arrangement of library materials andeffectively locate them.
· Recognize the need for information and identify appropriatesources.
· Define topics and develop effective research strategies.
· Access information from various resources including onlinecatalogs, online & printed periodical indexes, electronic databases and theInternet.
· Evaluate and validate sources for reliability, correctnessand relevancy.
· Demonstrate the ability to cite sources accurately.
· Discern the ethical and legal issues in research.
· Riedling, Ann Marlow. Learning to Learn: A Guide toBecoming Information Literate. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.,2002.
· Gates, Jean Key. Guide to the Use of Libraries andInformation Sources. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1994.
· Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of ResearchPapers. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1999.
Monday 9-1, Tuesday 9-10:30 and Thursday12:30-2:30 at the Reference Desk in the Library.