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Library 100

Course Description and Goals

Welcome! Library 100 is a two-unit, online, GE and transferable course designed to help you learn library and information research skills using resources in the Orange Coast College Library, other libraries, and online. The goals are to support information competency and lifelong learning.

Library 100 Syllabus

Contact Information

Faculty: Vinta Oviatt, M.S., M.A.
Office: Library, Room 217
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10-11am or make an appointment
Office Phone: (714) 432-5885 ext. 21057
Faculty Web Page:
Library Reference Desk Phone: (714) 432-5900 - during library open hours

Professor Vinta Oviatt

Where to Start

From, log into MyOCC, look under My Courses, and click on this class, or go directly to this Blackboard class at:

Textbook and Materials

  • The College Student’s Research Companion, 5th edition, by Arlene Rodda Quaratiello, NY: Neal-Schuman, 2011, ISBN# 978-1-55570-729-3, is available for purchase or rental in the college bookstore. A copy is also available in the library at the circulation desk as a reserve book (two hours in-library use only) at TXT635.
  • The handouts, exercises, quizzes, works cited sample, final exam and other materials are available in the course online or for downloading. The library handouts are also available in print at the library’s reference desk or available for downloading from the library’s instruction web page.

Requirements and Student Responsibility

  • This is an online course through Blackboard with no regular meetings, but with deadlines for each lesson. Be aware of the deadlines.
  • Most of the homework can be done online, but approximately five hours of work will need to be done in a library to use resources that are not available online.
  • This course is for Grades only. The grades will be based on the total amount of points you receive for the assessments, assignments, and discussions.
  • The coursework includes: (1) Reading the textbook, the online learning module, and library handouts; and (2) Doing the assessments, assignments, discussions, final project (a Works Cited sheet), and the Final Exam.
  • Students are expected to refrain from acts of academic dishonesty, and procedures for dealing with any violation of academic honesty will be followed.

Student Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, access, and evaluate credible library and information resources using a variety of search strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly cite library and information resources and avoid plagiarism.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the social, legal, and ethical issues involved in the accessing and using of library and information resources.