Course Specific Research Support for LAT 276: 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

Employment and Careers in the Landscape Industry course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Activities and Design:

"Identification of Job Qualifications

  1. Recognize resources for researching companies and jobs.
  2. Locate and research a professional position.  Describe position title, duties and qualifications".

From the Outcome Assessment Strategies:

"Students will demonstrate understanding of the learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students or industry employers:

  1. Research, identify and summarize specific job openings and application processes in written and oral form.
  2. Demonstrate research skills that utilize printed and electronic company and career information."



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

  • Create a topic statement, and define broader and narrower search terms
  • Differentiate between commercially based information sources, consumer oriented sources and academic sources
  • Link to library to retrieve full text as appropriate

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for LAT 276

  1. Locate and review industry specific journals and information sources to track developments and changes in landscape technology and related careers
  2. Identify and use respected social media providers to create a professional, career-oriented presence
  3. Use government provided sources at various levels (federal, state,  and local) for current information on requirements for training and licensure



Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify career-related journals and association publications, both online and in library databases, to browse, for job advertisements, employers, career development, and developments in careers related to landscape technology
  2. Browse social media providers and web page hosting sites for examples of how to set up professional networking, and promotion of a landscaping related business
  3. Identify relevant government information providers, at various levels, for regulations, licensure, and required ongoing training

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.



Information Seeking

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

LAT 271
LAT 276

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 Landscape Technology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Sara Robertson,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Landscape Technology courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger