Course Specific Research Support for FP 101: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Principles of Emergency Services course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Activities and Design:

"Additional instruction methodology may include guest speaker, research papers, professional publication reviews, written and oral reports, and class presentations."

From the Course Content:

"Illustrate and explain the history and culture of the fire service." 

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Ability to narrow a search to a specific topic
  • Navigate to library website
  • Recognize related concepts for searching as well as matching keywords
  • Understand concept of intellectual property

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for FP 101

  1. Use industry specific terms as well as common vernacular for search strategy
  2. Locate general interest and industry specific information from reliable sources
  3. Identify introductory as well as specialized historical information sources for the field of fire service

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify keywords and alternative search terms
  2. Use library searching for materials related to the history of fire protection practices
  3. Identify purpose and audience of information providers and select reliable, relevant sources

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.


FP 101
FP 122

Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.




Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Fire Protection SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi,   Librarian at the Southeast campus

Fire Protection courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger