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LIB 100: Syllabus


LIB 100: Introduction to Information Literacy

Instructor: Tim Schreiber
phone: 234-5440


Course Catalog Description

Students will study available resources and research methods that help them understand how to use library and Internet resources. Students will formulate a research strategy, develop search skills, and evaluate sources.


No textbook is required for this course. All necessary materials will be available online.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Formulate a research strategy to find information about a selected topic.
  2. Find materials in the online catalog and obtain them for use.
  3. Search library online databases for articles and information.
  4. Use search engines and directories to find information on the world wide web.
  5. Evaluate information sources for accuracy, authority, objectivity, purpose, currency, and appropriateness.
  6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of plagiarism and copyright as applied to the research process.
  7. Read and write citations using APA, MLA, or Turabian documentation styles.

Course Outline

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Site Map

Use the course site map to view a complete outline of all of the pages in the course website.


Go to the course Calendar to see the due dates for this semester.


Your course grade will be based on the following assignments:
Lesson Assignments
(7 at 5 points each)
Lesson 1 Quiz10
Lesson 2 Quiz15
Lesson 3 Quiz15
Lesson 4 Quiz15
Lesson 5 Quiz15
Lesson 6 Quiz 10
Lesson 7 Quiz 10
Final Exam50
Total Points 175

All assignments not completed by the due date will receive a zero. To view the due dates, see the course Calendar.

The final examination must be proctored. This means that you have to go to the proctoring lab in Mattoon or Kluthe to take it. You must make an appointment to use the proctoring lab. For details on how to set up an appointment for proctoring go to:

The grading scale for this course is:

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = below 60%

Contact Information

For course-related questions: For technical problems:
Tim Schreiber
Information Services Librarian
Office Location: Library Reference Desk (LRC)
Phone: (217) 234-5440

Center for Technology and Professional Development
Office Location: Room 111 in the LRC
Online Help Desk:
Home Page:
Phone: (217) 234-5439

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