Library

Division: Learning Resource Center

The Library offers several support courses that introduce students to library resources that are needed to perform effective research.  These courses will better prepare you in finding both written and electronic information that will improve your essays and research papers.

Contact Information

Director of Learning Resource Center

Mai Soua Lee | (559) 730-6173 | maisoual@cos.edu
Lodgepole: 206 | Visalia Campus 

Dean of Language and Communication Studies/Educational Support Services

Angela Sanchez | (559) 737-5362 | angelasa@cos.edu 
Lodgepole: 126 | Visalia Campus 

For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES


LIBR 101 College Research Strategies 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
The course teaches the tools needed for college level research through the use of academic databases, print resources and the web.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: COMP 130 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
LIBR 102 Internet Information Resources 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
The course will introduce students to research tools available in the Open and Deep Web for academic and personal use.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: COMP 130 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C or better.
LIBR 103 Evaluating Information Sources 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
This course teaches students strategies for evaluating information sources for academic and personal use.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: COMP 130 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
LIBR 150 Research Skills for Lifelong Learning 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course helps students develop essential information literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning. Students will explore topics related to psychological, cultural, sociological, cognitive, and physiological impacts of living in an information society, such as the digital divide, intellectual freedom, information overload, and online privacy. They will learn to effectively retrieve information sources and use criteria to evaluate them for academic and personal use.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: COMP 130 or equivalent course with a minimum grade of C.

Library

Campbell, Emily
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.L.I.S., California State University, San Jose

Lee, Mai Soua, Ed.D.
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.L.I.S., California State University, San Jose
Ed.D., California State University, Fresno

Seyed, Milena
B.A., University Of Belgrade
M.L.I.S., California State University, San Jose

Xiong, Manlia
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University