Michele Alaniz / Adjunct Librarian

Teaching Schedule
Fall 2014
LIBR 100: Introduction to Library Research
An introduction to library resources and research. Provides a practical, hands-on introduction to the library. Topics covered include formulating and refining a research question, library organization, using reference materials, searching the online catalog and databases, searching the Internet, evaluating Web sites, avoiding plagiarism, and citing sources.

The required textbook for this class is The College Student's Research Companion: Finding, Evaluating and Citing the Resources You Need to Succeed by Arlene Quartiello. ISBN: 9781555707293. This is the 5th edition of this book. Past editions are very different and won't work for this class. This book is available for purchase in the CSM bookstore or it is available from many different online bookstores, for rent or for purchase.

Waitlist information: If you happen to be placed on the waitlist, please be sure to check your student email account for notification from the college if a spot opens up. Additionally, I will be giving out a limited number of add codes in the first week of the class depending on my class roster. I will be contacting students if a spot opens up via student email accounts.

When: 10/20/14 - 12/15/14; ONLINE. There is no on-campus meeting for this section.
CRN: 93315
Units: 1 unit; Letter grade or Pass/No Pass grading. (CSU/UC transferable)

San Jose State University
Master of Library and Information Science

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, History of Art

Past CSM and PLS Committees
PLS New Technology Group
CSM Academic Senate Governing Council
CSM Technology Committee
CSM Library Advisory Committee

Professional Associations
American Library Association, Reforma, Association of College and Research Libraries, California Academic and Research Libraries

michele alaniz

Office and Hours
By appointment via email, phone or IM

Telephone & email
415.689.4085 (Google Voice #)
College of San Mateo Library

Mailing Address
College of San Mateo Library
Building 9
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402