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Chapter 10:
Applying Information Competency
Skills to Work and Life


You should now be able to:

  • Recognize the need for information competency skills in all areas of life.
  • Identify useful information sources for a job search, health issues, and legal matters.
  • Understand how information competency applies to work.
  • Use information competency skills as a consumer to avoid scams and make informed choices.
  • Be able to locate information about how, when, and where to vote.
  • Recognize the resources available to you at public and academic libraries.

Expert Advice

So information competency not only helps you succeed at college, but also in at work and home. Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Take a few minutes and browse through the special sections of the phone book.
  • Go to the CCC library and browse the Self Help Law Collection of books.
  • While you are in the library, go to the current periodicals rack and browse through an issue of Consumer Reports.
  • If you are not a registered voter, request a voter registration form at the library circulation desk.
  • Take a few minutes on the Internet and browse through craigslist and JobStar.

Take the Quiz

Library Studies Students: Sign in to your WebCT or Desire2Learn account to take the chapter quiz.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not pass a quiz, you may retake it up to five times.
If you do not pass a quiz within five tries, you will need to meet with your instructor before you will be allowed to continue.
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