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Student Learning Outcomes

Library and Information Studies

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of any course, information inquiry, or library instruction, the student will be able to:

  • PROGRAM OUTCOME I - Identify and retrieve information in a variety of formats.
  • PROGRAM OUTCOME II - Evaluate information using critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

NON-CREDIT LIBRARY INSTRUCTION

After a reference consultation, a group library instruction session, or other library instructional session students can do one or more of the following:

  • OUTCOME 1 - Develop a search strategy.
  • OUTCOME 2 - Navigate the Library website to locate appropriate resources.
  • OUTCOME 3 - User Library research tools to retrieve information.
  • OUTCOME 4 - Evaluate search results using criteria.

LIBI 100  Library Research Fundamentals

  • A. Students will identify the types of information sources available in a college library.
  • B. Given a research topic, students will construct a search strategy to locate and retrieve one library print source and one online database source relevant to the topic.
  • C. Students will correctly cite the two sources using the Modern Language Association (MLA) documentation style.

LIBI 103 Advanced Internet Research

  • A. Given a research topic, students will construct a search strategy to locate and retrieve two web sources of information relevant to the topic.
  • B. Students will evaluate the sources for authority, accuracy, currency, and ownership.
  • C. Students will correctly cite the sources using a standard documentation style.