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For-Credit Research Methods Courses
In addition to teaching hundreds of workshops and course-integrated instruction sessions each semester, library faculty regularly teach credit-bearing courses into which information and technology literacy instruction and issues related to scholarly communication have been integrated. These courses are designed to create an understanding and awareness of a specific topic while introducing students to needed and relevant life-long information and technology literacy skills.
Head of Libraries Instructional Services
LA&S 292: Research Methods and Information Literacy (offered as online or face-to-face course)
KU Libraries offers an eight-week course designed to teach students how to improve their research and information management skills. LA&S 292: Research Methods and Information Literacy helps students build a foundation in understanding information concepts that affect their ability to communicate as scholars. It also encourages students to use critical thinking skills to identify, locate, analyze and use information effectively. During the one credit hour course, students are engaged in a variety of tasks such as participating in in-class research practice, topic development activities and creating annotated bibliographies to demonstrate their ability to properly utilize information. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to enroll early.
Previously offered courses
HNRS 492: Research Methods and Information Literacy in the Disciplines
In collaboration with the Honors department, the KU Libraries offers discipline-specific, ten-week courses to Honors students. KU faculty and subject librarians provide students with perspectives on what it means to be a faculty researcher, and dimensions of library and information research in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science/Technology.
Ibero-American Subject Specialist
A survey of bibliographic and reference sources for research on Latin America in the humanities and social sciences. Designed to prepare students for library research at the seminar, thesis, or dissertation level. Prerequisite: Junior standing, reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese.
Bibliography of Chemistry (CHEM 720) (every spring semester)
Librarian Liaison to Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Departments
Electronic Resources Technical Services Librarian
The course consists of instruction in the use of library reference tools, the techniques used for online database searching, and citation management. Resources are limited to those providing chemical and biomedical information and include: SciFinder, Web of Science, PubMed.
For more information about the Information and Technology Literacy Instruction Program, please contact the Head of Libraries Instructional Services:
Erin Ellis , (785) 864-5589, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.