SYLLABUS LIS 1001
Professor Laurie Hime
Office: Wolfson Rm. 1240
Office Kendall:.......................2235 (second floor northeast corner of the library)
Class Meets: Wolfson: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:40 P.M.
Class Meets : Kendall: Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Course Reference Number
Introduction to Library Research
Date of Syllabus: Fall/Spring
Instructor: .................Laurie H. Hime
Office Hours: Wolfson: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. (or by appointment)
Office hours: Kendall:..............Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (or by appointment)
As society moves further into the information age, students are increasingly challenged
by the explosion of digital information, and are particularly overwhelmed by the wealth
and diversity of resources on the Internet.
In this environment it is critical that students acquire search skills to locate relevant
information using many sources, including the college library and the Internet, and
develop the ability to evaluate the credibility of these resources.
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Devise effective search strategies to utilize library resources
• Have an awareness of the many formats available for research, including
information found in electronic databases and in print form.
• Demonstrate competence in using keyword and Boolean search techniques
• Judge the relevancy and authority of Internet materials
• Document library resources
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
The course consists of two graded assignments, a Midterm Examination and a Final
Examination. To earn credit for the class the completion of all assignments and exams
The final grade is based upon the satisfactory completion of the components listed above.
There is no required textbook for this course. Each week you will receive handouts as
required readings. Any further reading will be provided to you in class or via e-mail.
Within the first two weeks of the semester, you must attend class or you maybe dropped from the course.
Each assignment should be turned in to your instructor on the date it is due.
The course syllabus indicates the dates all assignments are due. Be sure tosave or print a copy of your answers to each assignment.
If you need to use a computer,we have computers available in the library and in the first floor Computer Courtyard.
Please do not hesitate to email or call your instructor with any questions.
Laurie Hime firstname.lastname@example.org
90 - 100 = A
80 – 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
Below 60 = F
Assignments 1, 2, 3---- -60% (Each assignment is worth 20 points.)
Class Participation------ 10%
Midterm and Final------- 30% (Each exam is worth 15 points.)