University Libraries Courses

Distinguished Librarian
 Trudi Jacobson, M.L.S., M.A.

Librarian
 Carol Anne Germain, M.L.S., Ph.D.

Associate Librarians
 Greg Bobish, M.L.S., M.A.
 Irina Holden, M.S.I.S., M.S.

Senior Assistant Librarian
 Allison Hosier, M.S.I.S.

U UNL 205X Information Literacy (1-2)
One-quarter course to acquaint students with the processes of finding, organizing, using, producing, and distributing information in print, electronic, and other formats. Students will learn about the flow of information in a variety of disciplines, how to be effective at the research process, how to access information in a variety of formats, and how to formulate effective searches on electronic databases and the Internet. Students will be taught to evaluate the quality of Web-based and print information, and will become familiar with social, ethical, and legal issues relating to information. When offered for two credits, there will be added emphasis on the broad scope of literacies needed in today‚Äôs information environment and on social, legal, and ethical issues. Only one course from U UNL 205X and 206X may be applied toward graduation.

U UNL 206X Information Literacy in the Sciences (1-2)
Using examples from scientific, technical, and medical literatures, this one-quarter course acquaints students with the processes of finding, organizing, using, producing, and distributing information in print, electronic, and other formats. Students will learn about the flow of information in a variety of disciplines, how to be effective at the research process, how to access information in a variety of formats, and how to formulate effective searches on electronic databases and the Internet. Students will be taught to evaluate the quality of Web-based and print information, and will become familiar with social, ethical, and legal issues relating to information. When offered for two credits, there will be added emphasis on the broad scope of literacies needed in today's science and technologies information environment and on social, legal, and ethical issues. Only one course from U UNL 205X and 206X may be applied toward graduation.

U UNL 207 Information Literacy in the Humanities (1-2)
Students majoring in the humanities need to be information literate both in regard to the information environment in their discipline, and also more generally for their role as informed citizens. This course will address both of these needs. The literature of the field will take a central place in the course, including identifying an information need, understanding the organization of resource materials and learning how to best tap into them. Students will be introduced to the complexities of the information environment, in the field and in general, and the personal dispositions that will allow them to be flexible and effective when hunting for information. When offered for two credits, there will be added emphasis on the broad scope of literacies needed in today's collaborative information environment. Offered as a quarter course.

U UNL 299 Information Literacy in Mathematics and Statistics (1-2)
Students majoring in mathematics and statistics need to be information literate both in regard to the information environment in that field, and also more generally for their role as informed citizens. This course will address both of these needs. The literature of the field will take a central place in the course, including identifying an information need, understanding the organization of resource materials and learning how to best tap into them. Students will be introduced to the complexities of the information environment, in the field and in general, and the personal dispositions that will allow them to be flexible and effective when hunting for information. Students will gain experience searching the key research tool MathSciNet, but will also be introduced to appropriate databases, including Web of Science, INSPEC, and more. When offered for two credits, there will be added emphasis on the broad scope of literacies needed in today's collaborative information environment. Offered as a quarter course. Corequisite: A MAT 299.

U UNL 300/300X Advanced Topics in Information Literacy (1-3)
Special topics course designed to provide students with a more sophisticated level of information literacy skills than the basic U UNL 205X or 206X course, either through increased familiarity with the resources and flow of information in a particular discipline (e.g., humanities, social sciences, sciences) or field (e.g., English, theater) or through examination of issues related to the evolving information environment (e.g. social media as information sources, visual literacy). May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): U UNL 205X or 206X, or permission of instructor.

U UNL 304 Digital Professionalism (1)
This course will enhance students' knowledge of professional information sources, both in digital and traditional formats. This builds upon skills from information literacy instruction, which teaches the processes of finding, organizing, and using information to produce and distribute academic materials (e.g., research papers, presentations, websites). Students will expand their knowledge and communication skills in a professional context, which may include career or graduate school opportunities. They will explore practices that support long term professional success including the development of a stronger professional presence in traditional and digital venues. Offered as a quarter course. Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.

U UNL 395T (= A PSY 395T) Information Literacy in Psychology (2)
This course emphasizes a broad range of information sources and strategies for finding information with an emphasis in the discipline of psychology. An emphasis is also placed in understanding issues associated with psychological research. U UNL/A PSY 395T meets the requirements for Information Literacy, Oral Discourse, and Advanced Writing in the psychology major. Prerequisite(s): major in Psychology.