Strengthen your research skills, enhance your knowledge of library and online resources, and develop your understanding of our networked information ecosystem by taking an LS course! Two, nine-week, one-credit options are available, LS 110: Library Resources and Information Literacy (in-person) and LS 111: Library Information Literacy for E-Learners (fully online). In these courses, you will learn how to:
- Find more precise results more efficiently using a variety of online search systems;
- Evaluate information sources for accuracy, authority, and relevancy;
- Use a variety of technological tools to aid the research process and enhance your online experience;
- Critically engage with your role as both an information consumer and producer.
The skills and approaches that you learn will be immediately relevant to other courses and your personal interests/aspirations.
What prior LS 110/111 students say:
- “I had no idea how many resources were available, where to find them, or who to ask for help. Out of all the courses this semester, my library skills class will be the most useful.”
- “I found Zotero to be extremely helpful. I have used it for several of my other classes this semester to help with citation. Being able to navigate databases now with the tools that this class has provided has really enhanced my ability to research and evaluate sources."
- "I really enjoyed this class because I learned a lot more than I knew possible about research and all the other things that are out there on the internet and how they play a role in my life."
Check the current course schedule for the next available class. Please contact Kaia Henrickson, Information Literacy Librarian, with any questions.