LIB 101: Fundamentals of Information Literacy

LIB 101 is an introduction to the principles, concepts, and practices of information literacy, including the critical thinking skills necessary to identify, evaluate, and use diverse information sources effectively. LIB 101 is a practical way to get the experience you need to do in-depth research or find the answers to elusive questions. Below, you will find a course description and objectives, as well as some highlights of the course.

Course Description: Designed to introduce basic information literacy skills, this course consists of lectures, class discussions, hands-on activities and practical exercises on how to properly and effectively locate and use information.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify a variety of types and formats of potential sources of information.
  • Understand the value and nature of information and how it is organized.
  • Effectively search for information using both print and electronic resources.
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • Organize information and use it effectively.
  • Cite sources following accepted citation styles and avoid plagiarism.


  • 3-hour credit course
  • Online class
  • Fulfills a general educational requirement
  • Learn how to use informational materials effectively and efficiently