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Introduction to the Library: Week 1

Summer Bridge, 2015

Week 1: Introduction/Position/Decipher Assignments/Keywords

Welcome to Introduction to Library and Information Literacy! 

We'll be working and learning together over the next five weeks skills and information that will help you with your work as first year students at CSUEB. 

This first week we'll be learning about deciphering assignments, using keywords to search the library's catalog, finding our way through the library, and reflecting on how to get an A in this course. We'll also look at searching in databases. 

If you have any questions, please contact either of the instructors. Our contact information is on your syllabus and the first page marked "Syllabus" of this website. 


Shouldn't be hard comic by xkcd

"shouldn't be hard" by xkcd

Tuesday, August 4

Tuesday, August 4

introductions, syllabus, word association, how to get an A, how to find a book, deciphering assignments

Thursday, August

Thursday, August 6

Catalog and reserve searching, web searching, search strategies

Assignment 1: Research Assignment into Topic

Week 1 Assessment (Homework) (10 points)

Thinking about Research  

Due: August 10, 2015 at Noon

Turn in assignment via your Shared Google Doc. 

Objective: To reflect on research and this course.


Please answer the following questions in 3-4 paragraphs (1-2 pages) of writing. Remember to use full sentences and proofread your work before submitting.

  1. What do you want to get out of this course? (Other than passing, of course.)

  2. What concerns do you have about assignments and research at the university level versus what you have done in high school?

  3. What are you excited about learning?

  4. Is there anything that you’ve found confusing that we’ve discussed this week in class?