Workshop: Information Literacy and Database Immersion   

Course ID - CTD0340

Short Title:  Database Immersion


Audience:     All Faculty
Length of Workshop:     * 8 hours -  4 hours face-to-face plus 4 hours online

*Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

The Internet has dramatically changed both the quality and quantity of information students and faculty are able to access for college-level study.  Faculty may be extremely frustrated with the quality of information students retrieve from the Internet and quote in their papers.  Faculty may also not be aware of the databases available to them, and how to use them effectively.  This workshop will provide an opportunity for library and classroom faculty to collaborate to combine database technology and subject content to produce challenging and engaging assignments.  Several databases will be featured and two that are useful across disciplines will be explored in more depth for use in assignments.  Perhaps the most important benefit will be to the students at MDC who will improve their information literacy skills when they complete the assignments created by their professors at this workshop! For an example of a similar program at the University of Maryland, please see:


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define information literacy and its relation to student success
  • Access, navigate, and retrieve documents in the LINCCWeb databases (these databases can be used in all disciplines)
  • Construct and post a discipline-specific assignment that incorporates the use of a database resource into an assignment
  • Critique others' assignments using criteria learned in workshop 


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2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Meets face-to-face XXX Additionally, 4 hours of online work is required between F-T-F sessions. Any questions, please contact Jenny Saxton at 7-2075 or


Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0340
Course Title: Database Immersion
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.