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LBR 200: Information Literacy Course Overview. Today How to contact me Important dates Review syllabus Overview of topics Tour the library Form groups Assign homework & readings Pre-test. How to Contact Me. martin.wallace@maine.edu On FirstClass “Martin Wallace” 581-1678

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lbr 200 information literacy course overview
LBR 200: Information Literacy Course Overview
  • Today
    • How to contact me
    • Important dates
    • Review syllabus
    • Overview of topics
    • Tour the library
    • Form groups
    • Assign homework & readings
    • Pre-test
how to contact me
How to Contact Me
  • martin.wallace@maine.edu
  • On FirstClass “Martin Wallace”
  • 581-1678
  • Office: Science & Engineering Center, 2nd floor of Fogler Library
  • Dedicated Office Hour: in this classroom Wednesdays from noon-1:00
    • Except on certain days, see next slide for those
important dates
Important Dates
  • Jan. 29th office hour in CETA Classroom
    • Right next door to this room
  • Feb. 2nd office hour in my office
    • Science & Engineering Center, 2nd floor
  • Feb. 26th midterm exam
  • March 26th no office hour
    • I’ll be at a conference
    • There will still be a class session though!
important dates cont
Important Dates (cont.)
  • April 30th Maine Day
    • No class session
    • Will have regularly scheduled office hour, noon-1:00, in this room
    • Final exam (take-home) will be emailed
  • May 7th(time TBA)
    • Turn in assignments
      • Course journal, extra credit, final exam
    • Post-test (one hour, ungraded)
    • Course evaluation
class sessions
Class Sessions
  • 13 sessions, unless canceled for bad weather
    • Lectures w/ slides
      • and/or a guest speaker
      • and/or a technical demonstration
    • Discussion of homework and/or reading assignment
    • Hands-on technical exercises
      • Mostly in groups
syllabus
Syllabus

http://library.umaine.edu/class/Wallace/LBR200/default.htm

topics
Topics

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

Defining “information” and “information literacy”

Identifying and fulfilling an “information need”

Understanding the information life cycle, and how people interact with information in the “Information Age”

topics cont
Topics (cont.)

Information overload

Organization of information

Evaluating information

Peer review

Searching for information using specialized search tools

Search types

Comparing and evaluating scholarly databases

topics cont1
Topics (cont.)
  • Using information ethically
  • Intellectual property basics
  • Public domain
  • Transparency and access to information
    • Particularly government information
  • Privacy, accountability and anonymity
assignments
Assignments

Ten homework assignments (10%)

Midterm exam (in-class) (20%)

Course journal (50%)

Final exam (take-home) (20%)

Extra credit

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LBR 200: Information Literacy Course Overview
  • Today
    • How to contact me
    • Important dates
    • Review syllabus
    • Overview of topics
    • Tour the library
    • Form groups
    • Assign homework & readings
    • Pre-test