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College Survival and Success

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for College Survival and Success (CG 101)

Research support framework

The following shows where College Survival and Success fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Perceptual Shift / Skills Instruction
  • I know what the library is, and where it is
  • I feel like the library is a welcoming place
  • I know who the librarians are
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Connecting to college
  • Time management
  • Note Taking
  • Building on incremental successes

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Communicate and participate responsibly in order to navigate college systems
  • Use college resources and policies to determine and implement academic decisions.
Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  • Students' ability to access resources and use them effectively.
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • College/campus resources
Course activities and design relating to information literacy: 
  • Physically visit or search online to find out where college resources are located on campus and learn what they have to offer students

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Meet at least one of the librarians, and learn how they can assist students
  2. Locate areas for quiet study in the  library
  3. Outline organizing structures of library collections, including format and classification
  4. Navigate to library website, and identify key parts, relevant for beginning library users
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Describe where the librarians are located and what they do
  2. Take a tour, and locate service and study areas available in the library
  3. Name some of the collection areas in the library
  4. Identify library orientation tools on the  library website
Bridging competencies: 
  • Communicate thoughts clearly
  • Read introductory level text
  • Recognize their personal problem solving and learning strategies