Library Research 102
Library Research 102, a one-credit course, provides an introduction to information literacy concepts, library resources and research tools. Students are expected to read assigned web modules, gain hands-on experience using library resources in a laboratory setting through completion of in-class exercises, and consult with reference librarians whenever they have questions.
After completing Library Research 102, students should be able to:
You are required to attend: (a) the first class session for a general introduction to the course and a tour of the library; (b) three lab sessions with your instructor in the library to gain hands-on experience using some key electronic resources for research; and (c) the final exam to successfully complete this course.
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 is the last day to withdraw from the class with a grade of "W." See the UNCA Catalog for the statement of regulations governing withdrawals and incompletes.
Required Lab Exercise Sessions
You are required to put some of the material covered in assigned readings into practice in three hands-on lab sessions in the library. This means that you must attend all lab class sessions with your instructor at the regularly scheduled class time for your assigned group / day. If you miss one or more labs, you will not be eligible to take the final exam.
The final exam covers information from the assigned readings, and from the in-class lab
exercises and discussions. It consists of forty (40) multiple-choice, matching, true-false and fill-in-the-blank questions, and takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
Participating is defined as taking part, as having a part or sharing in something. It is expected and required for you to be an active member of the class. Participation encompasses taking part in class discussions, working on and completing in-class exercises and contributing to an overall learning atmosphere. Signs that indicate you are not a fully participating class member include checking email, surfing the web unrelated to assignments, etc. (Note: Some instructors may also give pop quizzes.)
Grading is S/U (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory). This grade is based on your satisfactory participation and completion of the three required lab exercises and your score on the final exam. A passing grade for the course is 85% or higher no exceptions. If you fail to complete all required labs or the final exam, you will receive a "U" and must repeat the course in another semester. The grade breakdown is as follows:
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Liberal Arts Learning and Disability Services (251-6980) in order to arrange for alternate accommodations in this course.
Required Reading Modules:These assigned readings are required to be completed prior to each lab exercise, and are available on the Web. You can also access them by clicking on the Library Research Course page.
Recommended (Optional) Reading:
Making Sense of Library Research: A Guide for Undergraduate Students (University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2001 Edition).
Last updated 10 January 2005.