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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.


Kim Glover, gloverk@ku.edu
Instructional Design Librarian

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.

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