LIB 301 Syllabus
Instructor-Sharon L. Edwards
Reference Librarian-Statesville Campus
phone - 704-761-5012
(Monday- 8:30 am-7:00 pm; Tuesday & Thursday- 11:30 am-10:00 pm; Wednesday-11:00 am-9:30 pm)
Reference Desk- Dover Library-Main Campus - 704-406-3925 or 1-800-253-8330
Questions Regarding the Course
The best way to contact me with questions concerning our class, assignments, or grades is through my GWU email address.
I am available by phone 704-761-5012), but I am frequently out of the office. It may be several days before I receive your message and can return your call. If your need is immediate, please contact me through email.
Statesville Campus Library Hours: Monday- 8:30 am-7:00 pm; Tuesday & Thursday- 11:30 am-10:00 pm; Wednesday-11:00 am-9:30 pm
Questions Regarding Research
If you have a question about research, a database, or need assistance accessing a resource through the library, contact the Dover Library Reference Desk. A reference librarian will be available at the reference desk until 10 pm Monday – Thursday and until 5 pm Friday & Saturday.
In LIB 301 you will receive lots of feedback from me on your assignments. Assignment feedback will be provided within one week of the assignment due date, unless otherwise specified in a course announcement or email.
Feedback tends to be a mix of praise for a job well done and suggestions for making your work stronger.
Some of the most important feedback that you will receive in this course will be on your Practice Segment assignments.
Everyone will receive feedback on their Welcome discussion post, Topic Submission and each Practice Segment assignment. Once you see a grade posted for any of these assignments, follow the step-by-step instructions for viewing your graded feedback located in the “Viewing Graded Feedback” tab.
Assessments, Quizzes, & Discussions
Annotated Bibliography & Practice Segments
You will have the opportunity to earn up to 610 points this semester.
To calculate your grade at any time, divide the total number of points you have earned by the total number of points possible at that point in the semester. This will give you your grade average.
Grade Average Scale:
· 90 – 100 – A
· 80 – 89 – B
· 70 – 79 – C
· 60 – 69 – DBelow 60 – F
- Students will be able to define what it means to be an "information literate" consumer of information. (Module 1 Discussion)
- Students will be able to recall, identify, and access materials in various formats from the Dover Library. (Module 2 quiz)
- Students will be able to discuss and explain the ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information. (Module 3 quiz and discussion)
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use keywords, Boolean Operators, limiters, and advanced search features within the library catalog and library databases. (Modules 4 - 7)
Students will be able to differentiate between the attributes of a scholarly article and a popular article. (Module 2, Module 6, PS 3 & PS 4 Assignment)
- Students will be able to select and evaluate websites appropriate for academic research and defend the selection of that website based on their reliability, scholarly attributes, and authorship of that site. (Module 9)
- Students will be able to appraise and examine self-selected resources through a written annotation justifying that resource's inclusion in their assignment. (Practice Segment assignments, Annotated Bibliography)
- Students will be able to construct an APA Citation and write an evaluative annotation on a reference source, eBook, and scholarly & popular article. (Practice Segments & Annotated Bibliography)
- Students will be able to create an Annotated Bibliography, on the topic of their choice, meeting particular source requirements.
Internet Accessibility Disclosure
NOEL Program & Online Materials Accessibility
Upon request, any publication in this course can be made available to any student in an alternate format. Please make such requests by emailing me as soon as possible.