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 Library (LIBR) classes

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COS students can meet Information competency requirement for graduation in two ways:

  1. Complete one of the four library courses (LIBR 101, 102, 103 or 150) - most beneficial to students if taken early (during their first semester or year)
    or

  2. Pass the Information Competency Exam

 ​LIBR 101​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ (one unit)

College Research Strategies
teaches the tools needed for college​ level research through the use of electronic databases, print resources and the web.

Online and hybrid five-week class sessions are offered every semester.

Check the​ class schedule, click on CRN* for details, and contact the instructor if you have further questions.

*CRN (Course Registration Number) is a five digit number need for registration (for example, 15797) and can be found in the beginning of each class listed on the schedule.

 LIBR 102 (one unit)

Internet Information Resources​teaches efficient retrieval and evaluation of websites for academic and personal use. 

Online and hybrid five-week class sessions are offered every semester.

Check the class schedule​​, ​click​ on CRN* for details, and contact the instructor if you have further questions.​

 LIBR 103 (one unit)

Evaluating Information Sources​​teaches criteria to analyze and evaluate printed and electronic information sources for academic and personal use. 

Online and hybrid five-week class sessions are offered every semester.

​Check​ the class schedule​​​​, click on CRN* for details, and contact the instructor if you have further questions.​​​

 ​LIBR 150 (three units)

Research Skills for Lifelong Learning
​helps students develop essential information literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning. Students will explore the digital divide, intellectual freedom, the health effects of internet use, information overload, and online privacy topics.

Online semester long class is offered in Spring and Fall semesters.

Check​ the class schedule​​​​, click on CRN* for details, and contact the instructor if you have further questions.​​​