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Welcome to Library 100 - Introduction to Library Research

Lorraine Gersitz, Librarian


About Library 100

About This Section of Library 100

This course consists of weekly readings, each with an online reading quiz and an assignment.  In addition, there are several quizzes, a final project, and in-class assignments.  See the Course Syllabus and Course Fact Sheet for more details. 

This section of Library 100 is a hybrid course, which means we will meet once a week unless otherwise instructed. Our class meeting time is Monday from 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.  The first day of class, Monday January 13, we'll meet in CE1.  After that we'll meet in BE117 unless otherwise noted.  If we don’t meet in person, you still need to do the weekly reading and submit the required work online.

Some of the work for this course requires that you visit the library to locate and use specific print reference resources. A portion of your work will be done online. You are required to submit all assignments as outlined in the Course Syllabus.

Besides our weekly class time, I'm also available in the library Monday -Thursday to assist you as you work though the lessons and assignments.

Students in this class can check their grades, take the reading quizzes, read special announcements, and get copies of the lessons, assignments, and handouts on TalonNet.

Course Requirements

  • Attend class
  • Read assigned lessons and other required readings
  • Complete in-class and homework assignments
  • Complete quizzes
  • Complete the final project
  • If you miss more than 10% of the classes (two classes) you may be dropped
  • If a problem arises, talk to your instructor

Required Resources
All Library 100 handouts, readings, media, quizzes, and assignments are available online via TalonNet.

Grading and Credits

This is a transferrable 1 unit course and is offered on a pass/no pass basis only.  In order to pass, you must accrue at least 70% of the points possible in the course. Students in this class can check their grades on TalonNet.

Library 100 Course Description

This course is designed to introduce you to the wide variety of information resources available in print and online through the Cerritos College Library.

What impact has the Information Revolution had on you? It has had a profound impact on all aspects of society, affecting how we live, work, and learn.

Are you a part of the revolution? Of course you are! There is no escaping it. However, as participants in the information revolution, we may not be prepared to fully utilize existing or newly emerging technologies to our advantage.

The process of becoming an informed participant in the information revolution is called information competency or information literacy. Information competency is defined as the “ability to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in all its various formats”. That’s what this course is all about.

The goal of Library 100 is to empower you, the learner, to locate, access, and retrieve relevant information; develop the necessary skills to critically evaluate that information; and to apply the information appropriately to the development of research projects. You will learn the range of available resources used for research; their potential and limitations; techniques for searching online library catalogs and selected Internet-based resources; strategies for developing the research paper; and the Modern Language Association style for formatting bibliographies and lists of works cited.


All course materials will be available for you on TalonNet. Course materials include the readings, assignments, quizzes, and supplemental information. Your assignment grades will also be available on TalonNet.

Important information concerning the course will be posted as announcements at the TalonNet site and sent to all students as an email message. For this reason it is extremely important to have your current email account information listed with the College. If you don’t have an email account, visit the Library Computer Lab for information on creating an account. Information on updating your existing email account or adding your newly created account can be found at the MyCerritos site after you login, as well as in the course online orientation at the TalonNet site.

Other Resources

There are various resources available to you as a Cerritos College Student. These resources will help you accomplish your goals – academic, career, and personal. Links to a few of those resources are listed below:

  1. Success Center 
    Located in the west wing of the Wilford Michael Library and Learning Resource Center. The Success Center is part of a campus support system designed to provide services and information to students who want to acquire, improve, review, or maintain personal learning skills. The Center offers regularly scheduled workshops that can help students accomplish their goals.
    Success Center

  2. Career Services             
    Career Services 
    Job Placement Office 
    Re-Entry Center Program

  3. Counseling & Guidance 
    Frequently Asked Questions FAQs  
    Online Orientation      
    Success Workshops
  4. Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)       
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  5. Information Technology
    Take a look at the Information Technology FAQs for additional help other resources, such as MyCerritos and more.

  6. Veterans Affairs

  7. Wilford Michael Library and Learning Resource Center
    Library Computer Labs
    Success Center
    Distance Education - Online Orientation at Cerritos College
    Library Videos featuring video clips of the various Library services, can be found in the left navigation bar on this page.

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