University Libraries Courses

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

Associate Librarians
 Deborah Bernnard, M.L.S.
 Carol Anne Germain, M.L.S., Ph.D.

Senior Assistant Librarians
 Greg Bobish, M.L.S., M.A.
 Daryl Bullis, M.L.S., M.A.
 Irina Holden, M.S.I.S., M.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 489 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 experience in using particular types of sources (e.g., government publications). May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): U UNL 205X or 206X, or permission of instructor.