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Introduction to the Library: Syllabus

Summer Bridge, 2015

Introduction to the Library

Introduction to Library and Information Literacy

Summer Bridge 2015

Syllabus and Schedule



Diana Wakimoto (

Gr Keer (

Location: LI 3079

Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am

Class Website:

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am to noon

Office: LI 2128 (First floor of the library)


Course Description and Learning Outcomes

Part of Summer Bridge, this course is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of information literacy, enabling you to explore resources, develop research techniques, and assume greater control over your own learning.

You will learn to:

  • Translate a research assignment into an appropriate research topic

  • Identify keywords, synonyms and related terms for the information needed

  • Develop and apply appropriate research strategies

  • Understand and apply principles of information ethics



Grades (aka How to Pass This Class)

You have four homework assignments and a final project for this class. The homework instructions are available on our class website and must be completed via your shared Google Document (which we will create in class) by the due date.

Also included in your grade for the class (aka whether you pass the class or not) is your participation in class and completion of in-class assignments.

You need to complete all homework, assignments, and the final project, as well as participate in class activities in order to pass this course.

If you have any questions, please contact the instructors.

Policy on Academic Honesty

By enrolling in this class the student agrees to uphold the standards of academic integrity described at If we find evidence of dishonesty on an assignment, project, or exam, you will receive a zero (0) for that assignment, project, or exam and an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be filed in the Academic Affairs Office.



If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss your Accessibility Services-approved accommodations, please make an appointment to meet with me as soon as possible. Students with disabilities needing accommodation should speak with the Accessibility Services.


Emergency Information

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Week 1: Introduction/Position/Decipher Assignments/Searching

Tuesday, August 4

Introductions, word associations, how to get an A in this class, how to find a book, deciphering assignments

Thursday, August 6

Catalog and reserve searching, web searching, search strategies

Homework: Reflective Essay on Research

Due: August 10 at Noon

Week 2: Evaluation

Tuesday, August 11

Evaluation of information

Thursday, August 13

No class due to Summer Bridge Retreat

Homework: Evaluation of Yelp Reviews

Due: August 17 at Noon

Week 3: Information Formats and Citation Reading

Tuesday, August 18

Information formats, introduction to citation

Thursday, August 20

Citation Day!

Homework: Information Format and Citation Identification

Due: August 24 at Noon

Week 4: Knowledge Creation/Content Creation/IP/Privacy Week

Tuesday, August 25

Knowledge creation, copyright, review citation

Thursday, August 27

Privacy, intellectual property, big data, discuss group presentation project

Homework: Information Ethics and work on group presentation project

Due: August 31 at Noon

Week 5: Review and Presentations

Tuesday, September 1

Academic obstacle course, group work time

Thursday, September 3

Wrap-up, presentations, reflections

Gr Keer, Librarian

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Gr Keer
Office: CORE 274

Diana Wakimoto, Librarian

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Diana Wakimoto
Summer 2024
Please email or schedule an appointment (use the above buttons) and I'll be happy to help with your research.
Subjects: Biology, History