COURSE INFORMATION - LIBRARY 100 #22167
Welcome to Library 100 - Introduction to Library Research
Lorraine Gersitz, Librarian
About This Section of Library 100
Library 100 is a hybrid course, which means we will be meeting once a week unless otherwise instructed. Our class meeting time is Monday from 5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. We meet in CB 105 unless otherwise noted.
This course is organized into thirteen lessons, each with a reading quiz and a homework assignment. In addition, there are two in-class quizzes, a final project, and several in-class assignments. See the Course Syllabus and Course Fact Sheet for more details.
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 take place via the Internet and World Wide Web. You will be required to hand in assignments as outlined in the Course Syllabus. Course work should be submitted in person unless otherwise instructed.
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.
About 36 hours, or 2 hours per week, is required to complete this one unit course. This includes all class meetings, readings, assignments, quizzes, and the final project.
- Attend class
- Read assigned lessons and other required reading
- Complete 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
The Library 100 workbook is available online via TalonNet. Additional reading will be provided by the instructor.
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, take the reading quizzes, read special announcements, and get copies of the lessons, assignments, and handouts on TalonNet.
Library 100 Course Description
This course is designed to introduce you to the wealth of information resources available in print and on the Web to meet your research needs.
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. 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 concept of information competency is also referred to as information literacy. More information on the concept of information competency/information literacy can be found at the following web sites:
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 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.
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:
- 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.
- Career Services
Job Placement Office
Re-Entry Center Program
- Counseling & Guidance
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- Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)
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- Information Technology
Take a look at the Information Technology FAQs for additional help other resources, such as MyCerritos and more.
- Veterans Affairs
- Wilford Michael Library and Learning Resource Center
Library Computer Labs
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.