Librarians began teaching the Spring 2009 Library Information Literacy Classes on January 29. The formal series of three 80 minute face-to-face classes ended on April 4.
To date, 349 students have been participating in the classes and/or completing the online requirements. A total of 126 of those students have earned the Library's Information Literacy Certificate for attending all three library classes.
Even though the classes have ended, students may still earn credit for each of the library classes by completing a combination of online and printed exercises. These exercises are available on the web at http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/library/infolit.php. Students should look in the "Online Learning" column on the right hand side of the page.
Research One - Introduction to the Richland Library includes a photo tour and an online quiz.
Research Two - Electronic Research Sources and Strategies requires students to complete a written exercise.
Research Three - MLA Format--Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources requires students to complete an online quiz and create a works cited list using NoodleTools.
Students who complete the program are better prepared to conduct library research needed for a speech, an essay, or a research paper.