LIB-LIBRARY SCIENCE (LIB)

LIB 101. Introduction to Research

1 Credit

A practical, hands-on, step-by-step introduction to the basics of university-level library research. Topics include the academic method, plagiarism, selection and use of information resources. (Eight-week course.)

LIB 111. Introduction to Information Literacy in an Electronic Environment

3 Credits

Introduction to the basics of the research process; the organization, location and evaluation of information using print, non-print and electronic resources; and techniques of effective personal information management in a computerized setting. Uses a combination of active and hands-on learning methods as well as lectures.

LIB 307. History of the Book: From Scroll to Scrolling

3 Credits

Describes the production and distribution of written works from papyrus scrolls through codex manuscripts and printed books to digital texts. Looks at how technology has influenced the transmission and presentation of texts and the way these factors affect how people perceive the texts. Studies the physical evidence books provide about their own histories.

LIB 311V. Information Literacy

3 Credits

Lecture, hands-on assignments, and written research projects to give students the technological skills and critical thinking abilities needed to use the printed and electronic information resources found on the Information Highway. Includes how to locate, critically evaluate, and apply information for academic, professional, and personal purposes.

Prerequisite: ENGL 111G or equivalent; and consent of instructor.