Library Skills 001: Hi

Extra Study Time for This Class

EXTRA TIMES LAB WILL BE OPEN FOR THIS CLASS:

4/16: 2:30-7:45 (I will be at the reference desk 2:30-4:30, then I leave)

4/20: 9 a.m. - noon (I will be here), 5 p.m.-7:45 p.m (I will not)

4/21: 3-6:30 (I will not be here)

4/22: 9 a.m. - noon (I will be here), 3-7:45 p.m. (I will not)

Become Your Own Fact Checker

Lib Skills 1 Promo

Become your own Fact Checker with Library Skills 1!

MARCH 26 ASSIGNMENTS THAT ARE DUE

March 26 Class Day

NOTE: While video clips and related handouts will still appear under Hi! for each class--photos of Wall Class Notes will be DISCONTINUED.  If you need to see something I wrote, please contact me (email, phone on the right of this front page)-- and I will get the pictures back to you.

Welcome to Library Skills 1!

NOTE:  ALL ASSIGNMENT SHEETS AND KEY HANDOUTS WILL BE MOVING TO THE BLACKBOARD COURSE SITE AROUND APRIL 14 (AND WILL ONLY EXIST THERE).  IF YOU DO NOT REMEMBER GETTING INTO BLACKBOARD-- YOUR USERNAME IS YOUR W ID NUMBER AND THE DEFAULT PASSWORD IS THE FOLLOWING: First 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of your last name, last four digits of your W ID number.  (NOTE: THEY ARE NOT THERE YET, BUT WILL BE).

Welcome to Library Skills 1!  

2015 Course Syllabus 

In this course you will learn to become information literate--

you will learn how to:

  • find information
  • search information (in Library Catalog, databases such as EBSCOhost, World Wide Web and more)
  • select and evaluate information
  • organize information effectively

as we learn tips and tricks to become better researchers.   Throughout the course, you will gain research skills while you pursue a topic-- either on traditional or social media, a separate topic of your choice, or a topic you are pursuing in another class. 

To make sure you are exposed to as much skills and continue to practice between every class:

  • there will be at least one brief assignment due every class,
  •  a research project you will be pursuing throughout the class
  • a media literacy project of which you will have seen a film (or two to four episodes of an approved TV show),
  • and a final take-home examination

Be sure to look at the syllabus for more details.

Subject Guide

Norman Buchwald
Contact:
Chabot College Library
Room #117
(510)723-6993

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