Course Specific Research Support for RD 80: 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

Reading 80 course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Oral or written book report or other project based on a book read by the student."

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

  • Ability to follow step-by-step directions in a sequential way
  • Recognize distractions which inhibit learning
  • Ability to differentiate books in electronic form from other forms of information

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for RD 80

1. Locate newspapers in hard copy in the library to browse

2. Locate a book to read on a topic of interest

3. Recognize librarians as guides to reliable information

4. Identify various modes of information access via the web, library, and personal sources

5. Observe guidelines for working independently or collaboratively in a library setting

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Layout of library, and location of various collections such as hard copy magazine or newspapers, Popular Books or ESOL books

2. Introduction to searching the online catalog to identify books which fit scope of reading assignment

3. Interact with a librarian for selecting, locating, checking out or requesting a book

4. Browse articles from databases through topic lists

5. Observe protocols for acceptable behavior in the various areas of the library

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

RD 80

Connecting to 

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


RD 90

Information Seeking

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

RD 115

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 Reading SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards, Librarian at the Southeast campus

Reading courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian subject collectors for: Reading

Campus Librarians, supporting Reading-related subjects research

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger