Course Specific Research Support for LIB 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

Library Research and Beyond: Find, Select and Cite course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:


From the Course Description:

Identifies how different types of information formats are created and how to find, critically evaluate, and cite them as part of a research process. Applies critical thinking to examine different types of expertise and authority in a variety of contexts. Discusses social justice and equity issues in information publishing and access.

Aspirational Goal:

Identify social justice and equity issues in information publishing and access

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Research worksheets
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Class presentations

From the Course Content:

  • Articulate a research topic, and identify what information they need.
  • Critically evaluate information and recognize the value of various types of information.
  • Identify a variety of sources of information, and the characteristics of the information found in them.
  • Develop a search strategy based on their research topic, and search a variety of information resources effectively.
  • Describe what resources (human, physical and electronic) they can expect to find in a library, and how to access those resources.


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

  • Identify topics, perspectives, and point of view
  • Differentiate between mediated and unmediated information sources
  • Navigate library website

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for LIB 101

  1. Articulate a researchable topic
  2. Critically evaluate information and recognize the value of various types of information
  3. Use citation generators when available, and collect elements for proper attribution of sources
  4. Identify and adapt search strategies 
  5. Locate and use library tools and sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Devise a researchable topic
  2. Identify information providers, and indicators of reliability and value of information source
  3. Identify components for creating citations, using citation generators when available
  4. Define broader, narrower, and related search terms, adapting search to the search tool
  5. Use the Library search and select and use library databases and other library tools

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.

LIB 101

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.

LIB 127
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.


Library SAC (Subject Area Committee) Co-Chairs


Chau Hoang,   Librarian at the Sylvania campus

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger