Friday, August 28, 2015

Hello & Welcome LBSU 302! Fall 1, 2015

“Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.”
Information literacy competency standards for higher education,(ACRL, 2000)

Hello and Welcome to my research blog here on blogspot. My name is John Macomber and I am your new Instructor for the Hybrid course of LBSU 302: Information Fluency and Academic Integrity through Brandman University. There are 14 students in this class for Fall 1 and I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you through class and your individual research blogs. I have served as an Academic Librarian at Victor Valley Community College in Victorville, CA and currently serving as a Library Technician for Barstow Community College. I have previously worked as a librarian for both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in Southern California. I have taught online and hybrid versions of LBSU 302 for two years for Brandman University.

As the class progress and you start your first posts I will start the process of linking your blogs to this page so you can see all of your classmates blogs and posts.

What is Information Competency? This course is similar in subject to an information competency course taught through many academic libraries. Usually these classes are a short course to introduce English 101 students to academic research, APA standards, and electronic resources.

LBSU 302 - Information Fluency and Academic Integrity - is an enhanced version of an information competency class: Understanding academic research through documents resources and academic databases, information use, citing sources and Library use taught in college and university settings.

Many of you will most likely have questions in the first week related to your research blogs and your first post. Make sure you are reading all the instructions and answering the questions to receive full credit. Feel free to email me regarding anything relating to the course.

Your textbook:
Research Strategies, 5th edition by William Badke

To save money I do recommend you purchase the required textbook for this course from iuniverse which has the ebook for $9 rather than the softcover for $20.

Good Luck!

“Mr Mac”
Mr. John Macomber

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