Library Classes (one-credit hour)

Research and instruction librarians are committed to a collaborative program that complements classroom instruction and responds to the informational needs of students. We work with faculty to promote the development of their students’ critical thinking and research skills. See About Course-related Instruction for more information.

  • ULIB:1001 Library Research in Context: Find the Good Stuff Fast. Subject specialist librarians teach the course. Fundamental goals: help students build and develop critical thinking and research skills for academic life and beyond.  Course work includes class activities and class discussion.
  • ULIB:2001 Being Responsible Online: From Social Media to Academic Research.
    This course will introduce students to some of the ethical issues surrounding information and information technology. Whether you are using information as a researcher or creating information on a social networking site, issues of privacy, reliability, and intellectual property abound. In this course, students will develop the skills to navigate online information responsibly.
  • ULIB:3011 Library Strategies for International Research (also known as 187:096 (IS:3011))
    This course will help students prepare for an academic research paper and succeed in upper-level courses throughout the curriculum. By working with a research librarian, students will gain new skills and experience as they solve information-related problems. The class will feature small group activities, short student presentations, and an individual research consultation with the instructor. Students will develop a familiarity with a variety of research and popular materials, become experts in at least one academic research database, and enhance their critical thinking skills during the 8-week session.
  • See also Registrar General Catalog.

“Information literacy”

PILResearchIGWhat is it? Information literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use print and online information.
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For information, please contact: Kathy Magarrell, Head, Research and Library Instruction Department
Main Library, The University of Iowa Libraries
Tel. (319) 335-5093