Lisa Velarde / Reference and Instruction Librarian

About Libr 100

This 1.0 unit course satisfies the CSM Information Competency Requirement. The course helps students develop college-level research skills for working with online and print information. Students will learn the tools and practices of finding and evaluating information resources for academic purposes, including citing sources ethically and appropriately. The skills students develop in this class are applicable to other courses involving writing and research.

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2015
LIBR 100: Introduction to Library Research
When: January 26 through March 30, Online course with one mandatory in-person meeting on January 26, 6-7 pm.
Room: 9-200 (Library classroom)
CRN: 44502
Units: 1 unit; Letter grade or Pass/No Pass grading. (CSU/UC transferable)

Course Textbook

The required textbook for the class is Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog by William Badke. ISBN: 978-1491722336, available at the CSM bookstore. There will also be a copy of the textbook available on College Reserves at the CSM Library.

Library Card

Students should obtain a free Peninsula Library System (PLS) library card for use in the class. For those who have a library card already, it is a good idea to confirm that the card is still active. Visit any PLS library, including the library at CSM, with a photo ID to obtain a new card or update an existing one.

Lisa Velarde


Telephone & email
650.574.6232 (Ref desk)
College of San Mateo Library home page

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