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Library Science 101: Section 0313 (LAMC) Syllabus   Tags: 21st century libraries, academic libraries, archives, public libraries, special collections  

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Basic Research


Weekly Schedule

  • Friday, Sep 19, 2014: Wk. 1
    Course overview: 21st century libraries and archives.
  • Friday, Sep 26, 2014: Wk 2
    Writing a research paper. Browsing and searching for topics.
  • Friday, Oct 3, 2014: Wk 3
    Finding, citing books and e-books on a selected topic. Critically selecting & evaluating sources.
  • Friday, Oct 10, 2014: Wk. 4
    Creating an annotated bibliography, examples and in-class exercise.
  • Friday, Oct 17, 2014: Wk 5
    Finding and citing articles on a selected topic. Critically selecting & evaluating sources.
  • Friday, Oct 24, 2014: Wk 6
    Finding and citing internet resources on a selected topic. Critically selecting & evaluating sources.
  • Friday, Oct 31, 2014: Wk 7
    MLA and APA citation style.
  • Friday, Nov 7, 2014: Wk 8
    Library Visit Presentations
    Copyright and fair use.
  • Friday, Nov 14, 2014: Wk 9
    Library Visit Presentations.
    Final quiz and final project due.

LIB SCI 101: Fall 2014 - Course Description


LIB SCI 101: Section 0313 Friday's 10am-11:50am LRC 205

Sept.19, 2014 - Nov.14, 2014 

This is a short term one unit class transferable to any CSU or UC University.

Course Description:

Students learn to use research tools found in most libraries to gather, organize, and evaluate information from various sources, including library databases, catalogs, and the Internet.

Drop by the Library Reference Desk for help. Call or e-mail for an appointment or show up to class early, I’m usually around for five or ten minutes before and after class.


Study like a scholar, scholar


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Make an appointment, call (818) 364-7752 or send me an email.
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My favorite books are:
Fiction, non-fiction, travel, mystery, history, biography, memoir, classics, cookbooks, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, children's.

I Love Libraries!

"If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime." Lao Tzu

Working one on one at the reference desk, or with a group in a classroom I try to show students how to “fish” what they need out of an ocean of information.


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