Fall 2023 - CRN 11683
Your Instructor is Leslie Palmer
This is an 8 week asynchronous online class.
This class is designed to introduce you to research and the role of the library in the research process. We will learn to locate, retrieve, analyze, evaluate, and cite appropriate sources (such as journal articles, books, websites, videos) on a given subject.
The topics covered include developing research strategies, using research tools on the Cypress College Library website, and critical evaluation of sources.
A photo of my family in the 1970's. I am the one one right in the light blue dress with my dad.
My sister is on the left with my mom.
I was born in Pasadena, California and grew up in the 1970’s. I loved to read as a kid and spend time in the library. As a teenager, in the 1980’s I loved making art and listening to music.
I went to community college on and off for several years, changing my major lots of times, but never getting a degree.
As I got older, I had many different jobs, including jewelry-maker, cashier, camp counselor, childcare worker, store clerk, bartender, and I eventually found myself working in a library.
I decided at 30 that I wanted to be librarian. I got my AA from Orange Coast College, transferred to CSUF to get my bachelor’s degree, then onto San Jose State where I got my master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences. Returning to school as an older student was challenging but fun. Who knew that my love of libraries as a kid would end up becoming my career?
I have worked in libraries for the past 25 years, both public and academic. I have worked as a full-time librarian at Cypress College for the last 7 years. I love working at Cypress and helping students is literally my favorite part of the job!
When am not working, I like to collect records and listen to music and watch old movies and TV with my husband. I still DJ sometimes and have a radio show with a friend every December and January.
Me DJing 80's records in Orange County
If you have any questions about our class, doing research for another class, or anything about the library, tutoring, or the Cypress College campus, please reach out to me! I am more than happy to help you find answers to any questions you might have.
Cypress College has a bunch of other resources, besides the library. Health Center, Financial Aid, Career and Transfer Center, Disability Support Services, the Bookstore, Counseling Center, free tutoring in the Learning Resource Center and so much more.
Whether you are an online only student or have classes on campus, Cypress College has ways to support you on your journey.
(714) 484-7000 ext. 48360
I check my email regularly, but please give me at least 24 hours to respond.
Will be calculated based on percentage in the following areas:
|Helping Ourselves and Others (Discussions, Self-Tests & Surveys)||15%|
|Finals (Final Exam and Final Bibliography)||30%|
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
50-59% = F*
*Work turned in will always earn points and never be considered failing. Failure is only achieved by not turning in assignments or not participating.
Unit 1 - Introductions, Using Canvas, LIB 100 Orientation & Procedures, Academic Honesty
due Friday, August 25, 2023
Unit 2 - The Research Process—Research Strategy, Types of Information, Search Organization
due Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Unit 3 - Citing Sources—Avoiding Plagiarism and Respecting Copyright, Using a Style Manual to Create a Bibliography, Annotating Bibliographies
due Monday, September 11, 2023
Unit 4 - Importance of Reference Books, Reference Sources, Reference Books in the Library, Reference Sources Online
due Monday, September 18, 2023
Unit 5 - Finding Books & DVDs—Library Catalogs, Classification Systems
due Monday, September 25, 2023
Unit 6 - Finding Articles—Periodicals, Online Periodical Databases
due Monday, October 2, 2023
Unit 7 - Finding Information on the Internet—Internet Search Techniques, Evaluating Web Sources
due Monday, October 9, 2023
Finals - Read and Review all 7 Unit readings and assignments in preparation of the comprehensive final exam, turn in your Final Bibliography.
You must take the Final Exam to pass the class.
I have made every effort to make this course accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. If you encounter a problem accessing anything in this course, please contact me immediately by email and also contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at (714) 484-7104.