LIS 1001  Syllabus
     Course Syllabus Fall 2006

Professor Laurie Hime    

Office: 2235 - 2

Phone: (305) 237-2295    


Class Meets Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m -11:50 a.m
Room 2253  (Kendall Campus Library)


Course Prefix/Number
LIS 1001

Course Reference Number

Course Title
Introduction to Library Research

Date of Syllabus
Fall 2005
Instructor: .................Laurie H. Hime

Office hours:..............Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.  (or by appointment)

Office:.......................2235-2 (second floor northeast corner of the library)

College e-mail.........

Phone:...................  (305) 237-2295

Course Philosophy
As society moves further into the information age, students are increasingly challenged
by the explosion of digital information, and are particularly overwhelmed by the wealth
and diversity of resources on the Internet.
In this environment it is critical that students acquire search skills to locate relevant
information using many sources, including the college library and the Internet, and
develop the ability to evaluate the credibility of these resources.

Performance Objectives
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
•        Devise effective search strategies to utilize library resources  
•        Have an awareness of the many formats available for research, including
information found in electronic databases and in print form.
•        Demonstrate competence in using keyword and Boolean search techniques as
•        Judge the relevancy and authority of Internet materials
•        Document library resources

Course Content

The course consists of three graded assignments, a Midterm Examination and a Final
Examination. To earn credit for the class the completion of all assignments and exams
is required.

Grading Criteria

The final grade is based upon the satisfactory completion of the five components
listed   above.

Required Textbook

There is no required textbook for this course. Each week you will receive handouts as
required readings.  Any further reading will be provided to you in class or via e-mail.

Important Details

 Within the first two weeks of the semester, you must attend class or you may
be dropped from the course.   

 Each assignment should be turned in to your instructor on the date it is due.
The  course syllabus indicates the dates all assignments are due.  Be sure to
save or print a copy of your answers to each assignment.

  If you need to use a computer,we have computers available in the library
and in the first floor Computer Courtyard.

 Please do not hesitate to email or call your instructor with any

Laurie Hime   (305) 237-2295

Grading Scale:  

90 - 100 = A
80 – 89 =  B
70 – 79 =  C
60 – 69 =  D
Below 60 =  F       

Grading Criteria:

Assignments 1, 2, 3---- -60% (Each assignment is worth 20 points.)
Class Participation------ 10%
Midterm and Final------- 30% (Each exam is worth 15 points.)

Laurie Hime  4/16/05