Library and InformationResearch SkillsLibrary Studies 110A -- Section 2136 Megan KinneySummer 2013Monday, June 17Computers for folks on the ROSTER!All: Please pick up the syllabus. Take a topicslip from the window if you havent.
Contact Info & HoursEmailPreferred: D2L (mkinney610)In the event that D2L is not working:firstname.lastname@example.orgLIBST110A-2136 Summer 2013Library Instructor: MeganKinneyOffice Hours:Reference DeskMondays 12-4pmCLICS due July 18FINAL due July 23CCC Library - Regular HoursSpring 2013Monday-Thurday 9am-7:45pmFridays, Saturdays, & SundaysCLOSEDClosed Thursday, July 4
Today’s Topics●What is Information Competency?●Review of the Syllabus●Introduction to Desire2Learn●Research Topic versus Report Topic
Course Objectives●Provide you with the knowledge to beinformation competent. This involves:○Critical evaluation of information○Understanding the legal and ethical issues ofinformation●Provide you with the skills you need to beinformation competent. This involves:○Identification and utilization of appropriateresources○Organization of information
What isInformation Competency?●The ability to○recognize when information is needed○locate, evaluate, synthesize, use, andcommunicate information in variousformats.
What the Internet is Doing to our Brainshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKaWJ72x1rI
Information Competency & YouInformation competency is key to your success inthe future for finding a job, improving yourtechnology and information skills, and stayingaccurately informed with the world today. YOUmay be taking the class for your graduationrequirement, but MY purpose is to help familiarizeyou with the tools and techniques to be informationcompetent so you are prepared for what comesAFTER you graduate.
Syllabus● 1 unit course = 54 hours of work for you (7-9 hrs/week)● Each week’s assignment has a due date and builds upon theprevious assignment.● No late assignments!● You must complete CLICS or you will fail the class.● The Final Project is an accumulation of all your work and can NOT beturned in late.● If you have any problems, contact me right away in Desire2Learn.
Introduction to Desire2Learn●http://d2l.4cd.edu●Log in:○ Insite portal login and password!●Course: 2013SU-LIBST-110A-2136
WEEKLY REQUIREMENTS●Each weekly menu holds the lecture-tutorials, tests, andassignments for that week.●Assignments:○ Look at first see what you need to do. You may need to go to the Libraryso dont wait until the last minute○ Complete by the due date○ Complete in the order listed●Tutorials/Mini Quizzes○ Originally created for a different section with a different instructor. If duedates shown are different than those in your syllabus, follow those in yoursyllabus. If you are told to E-MAIL YOUR INSTRUCTOR, check yourSkills Assignment to see if this is required. If so, e-mail me inDesire2Learn. Do NOT the e-mail address shown in the Lecture-Tutorial.
DISCUSSION●Getting there●Read my message●Compose your own●Reply to your classmates!
Lecture-Tutorials Mini Quizzes● One try● Can open as early asyou like and return,but can only submitonce● Must submit by theweekly deadline or nocredit● Can review closedtutorials throughLinks
ASSIGNMENT DROP-BOX●Use to download and turn in assignments●Change file names to include your name○ Ex: last_first_week_1.rtf should NOT be your file name○ Instead, put your last name and first name = smith_jane_week_1.rtf●Save using RTF (Rich Text Format)
MailHow to!Reply to my message in Desire2Learnfor one extra credit point!
My grades●Go to see how youre doing in the class●Shows:○CLICS Chapter Test Scores○Pre and Post-Test Scores○Skills Assignment Scores
CLICS●Read and study. ALWAYS read before takingthe test.●Then take test!●Passing is 7 out 10 questions correct●If you dont pass after 5 tries, let me know●Review what you got wrong before taking thetest again
CLICS Chapter Test Tips●While taking the test:○Use Minimize Screen○Use Multiple Windows●After taking the test:○View Results right away to see what answerswere incorrect○Review the CLICS Chapter before taking the testagain
PRETEST!Dont have to pass with flyingcolors! Just have to try.When done, go to our course and● start reading chapter 1 of CLICS,or● create your week 1 discussionpost.
Research Topic vs. Report TopicA research paper involves finding facts and theories,evaluating, or interpreting those facts or theories, andthen adding some original thought. It is NOT the sameas writing a report.A report records or restates facts without anyevaluation or interpretation.(Roth, Audrey J. The Research Paper: Process, Form and Content. 5th ed.Belmont: Wadsworth, 1986. 3. Print.)
Research Topic or Report Topic?●What is the history of homelessness in the Bay Area?●Should the minimum wage be increased to help the workingpoor?●What is capital punishment?●When dogs kill, should owners be jailed as serious felons?
TOPICSFill out your topic slip that you picked up outside. On thebackside, you will write your topic question. Work with yourneighbor if you need help. Good ways to PUSH your topicin a research direction:1. What is the best ______?2. Should ______?You want your question to drive you to make a decisionBASED on the information you find while in this class.
CCC Library Webpage●Same as going to:○http://www.contracosta.edu/library●Opens the CCC Library web page in a newwindow●Before July 1, try your off-campus accessto online databases●You will need:○your last name○student ID number
Upcoming Due DatesSun., June 30 - 11:55 pmALL WORK DONE SOLO!No sharing answers.ALL ITEMS IN Week 1 Menu, including:●CLICS Pre-test, Ch 1 through 3●Discussion Question●Mini Quizzes for Tutorials●Skills Assignment: Week 1**RTF file to be downloaded, filled out, anduploaded to D2L Assignment Drop-box*
Plan AheadYou need to come in EVERY week for yourassignments. MOST are due on Sunday nights.CCC Library - Regular HoursSummer 2013Monday-Thursday 9am-7:45pmFridays, Saturdays & Sundays CLOSEDThursday, July 4 - CLOSED
July 1st ClassMANDATORY! Be here BY 5:40pmBring any questions or problems youve encounteredAgenda:●Review/Questions●Anatomy of a Citation●NoodleTools●Final ProjectNOTE YOUR TOPIC--THEN BRING ME YOURSLIPS OF PAPER ON YOUR WAY OUT!!!