LIBST-100 Topics in Library Studies

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per
term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in library studies. Topics will be chosen
to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the
area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of
classes.

LIBST-110 Research Skills: Finding, Using and Evaluating
Resources

.5-3 Units: 27-162 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This is a self-paced, performance-based course that introduces
students to a variety of print and electronic library information
resources. Students will become “information competent”. They
will learn how to use and select the most appropriate sources for
different information needs, utilize an effective search strategy,
and evaluate search results. Half a unit of credit will be granted
for satisfactory completion for 5 modules of course work, one unit
for 10 modules of course work, two units for 20 modules, or three
units for all 30 modules. Petition to repeat for maximum units.

LIBST-110A Library and Information Research Skills

1 Unit: 18 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This is a performance-based course that introduces students to a variety of print and electronic information resources. Students will learn how to find, use and select the most appropriate sources for different information needs, utilize an effective search strategy, and evaluate search results. Students will become “information competent”. This course is equivalent to the first unit of LIBST 110. This course may be offered in lecture format or online format.

LIBST-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair, division dean and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in library studies under the direction of an instructor