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 Reading 80 (RD 80)

Research support framework

The following shows where Reading 80 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: 
  • Articulate topic and main idea in a variety of reading materials.
  • Use reading for pleasure, learning, and intellectual stimulation.
  • Demonstrate successful college student behaviors.


Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • study reading and pleasure reading
  • reading the newspaper
  • completing a book for enjoyment (Course Content)
  • oral or written book report or other project based on a book read by the student (Outcome assessment strategies)


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. Locate newspapers in hard copy in the library to browse
  2. Locate a book to read on a topic of interest
  3. Recognize librarians as guides to reliable information
  4. Identify various modes of information access via the web, library, and personal sources
  5. Observe guidelines for working independently or collaboratively in a library setting


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Layout of library, and location of  various collections like hard copy newspapers, New Readers and Popular book collections
  2. Introduction to searching the online catalog to identify books which fit scope of reading assignment
  3. Interact with a librarian for selecting, locating, checking out or requesting a book
  4. Browse articles from databases through topic lists
  5. Observe protocols for acceptable behavior in the various areas of the library


Bridging competencies: 
  • Ability to follow directions in a sequential way
  • Recognize distractions which inhibit learning
  • Ability to differentiate books in electronic form from other forms of information