Course Specific Research Support for LIB 127: 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

Information Research in a Field of Study or Profession course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Activities and Design:

  • Exploring current topics covered by the journals, books and websites of a discipline or profession.
  • Comparing information across a variety of information sources.
  • Summarizing an article or book chapter for peers.
  • Writing blog posts or creating a short video.
  • Interviewing experts about what they read to keep up in a field of research or profession.
  • Evaluating a research database for scope, content and quality.

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Research exercises
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Literature reviews
  • Research journals


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

  • Understand the concept of scholarly conversation
  • Locate library databases
  • Identify discipline-specific discourse terms and jargon
  • Identify keywords and concepts for a search strategy

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for LIB 127

  1. Devise a discipline-specific researchable topic
  2. Identify the information cycle for a field of study
  3. Identify evidence-based, peer reviewed, or industry-specific sources relevant to the chosen discipline
  4. Use library databases, information archives, or sortable datasets to locate relevant information


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Define and test possible topics for research in a specific field
  2. Identify information producers, the mechanics of how that information is disseminated and evaluated by practitioners in the field
  3. Locate and use professional level information sources, including those which are evidence based or peer reviewed
  4. Identify and use relevant and useful collections of information, including through library databases, archives (both print and electronic), or sortable datasets

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