College of the Sequoias offers three library courses:

Note: Any one of these three courses can be used to complete the Information Competency Requirement of the COS GE (General Education) pattern for graduation. This requirement is only for COS students who were first enrolled at COS in Fall 2013 or those students who are returning after an absence of three consecutive semesters.
Library 101 - College Research Strategies
This one unit course teaches the tools needed for college level research through the use of electronic databases, print resources and the web. This course is offered as a short term weekdays class (usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays), a two-weekend class (two Friday evenings and two Saturdays) and a totally online class taught through Blackboard.
Please, check the class schedule and contact Norma Cano for questions related to the weekday class in Visalia; Manlia Xiong for the weekday classes in Tulare and Hanford; or Milena Seyed for the two-weekend and online class. Also, for more information about two-weekend and online class check Library 101 - Seyed
 
Library 102 - Internet Information Resources
This is one unit information literacy course teaching students to efficiently retrieve and evaluate Web sites for academic and personal use. This class is offered as a short term weekdays class (usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays), online class and two-weekend class (two Friday evenings and two Saturdays).
Please, check the class schedule and contact Norma Cano for questions related to the weekday class,  Manlia Xiong for the online class and Gina Haycock for the two weekend. For more information about two weekend class check Library 102 - Haycock.
 
Library 103 - Evaluating Information Sources
This is a one unit information literacy course teaching criteria to analyze and to evaluate printed and electronic information sources for academic and personal use. This class is offered as a short term weekdays class (usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and two weekend class (two Friday evenings and two Saturdays).
Please, check the class schedule and contact Norma Cano for the weekday class or Gina Haycock for the two weekend class. For more information about two weekend class check Library 103 - Haycock.
 
Information Competency Assessment (LIBR 490AB)
Information Competency Assessment is an online test offered in Blackboard. This test can be used to complete the Information Competency Requirement of the COS GE pattern for graduation. This requirement is only for COS students who were first enrolled at COS in Fall 2013 or those students who are returning after an absence of three consecutive semesters and did not complete one of the three Library courses (LIBR 101, 102 or 103).
The test can be attempted twice (only once per semester) and the minimum passing score is 75%. After two unsuccessful attempts the student must enroll and complete one of the three library courses.
Note: Students may use this research tutorial to prepare for the test: IRIS (Information & Research Instruction Suite)​​ from Clark College Libraries, Vancouver, WA.
Last Updated: 5/14/2014 2:19 PM