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Information Competency @ SCC
your students turn in papers that are poorly
researched and reasoned? Do they find most of their sources on the Web?
Do your students turn in papers containing content copied from another source?
Are their citations difficult to read and their sources almost impossible to track down?
Do your students know where to turn for help?
of information competency is growing in community colleges, and librarians are
increasingly active in helping students learn how to research and write
responsibly. The SCC
Information Competency Task Force continues to explore
implementation of an information competency graduation
requirement, in pursuit of a State Academic Senate mandate.
The task force has a new
web page to keep you informed of developments at SCC. The task force meets monthly to share
information, and you are invited to attend the meetings.
meeting schedule and minutes, see the task
force web page.
Competency is the ability to:
A successful information competency program depends on collaboration between classroom faculty, librarians and administrators. You can empower your students with information competency skills by planning to teach your class in conjunction with LIBR 318. Contact Sue Chen (650-2760).
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