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Information Competency 1 Unit Course - LIB 1

LIB-1 - Information Competency 1 unit*
Prerequisite: None.

Presents the fundamentals of the effective use of libraries, electronic databases and retrieved information. Students will learn how to express information needs, access information from appropriate sources, evaluate retrieved data and organize it to solve problems. Information values and ethics will also be introduced.

*[Transfers to UC; Meets CSU information competency requirement]


  • Check WebAdvisor or Phone Reg (951-779-3100) to get your registration date 1-2 months before the term begins. You will be able to register on or after this date.
  • Search for LIB 1on WebAdvisor;
  • On your registration date you will be able to register via WebAdvisor or Phone Reg
    (951-779-3100). New users will be asked to change their WebAdvisor password (originally your 6 digit date of birth, ex: 06-05-81). Adding and dropping can also be done over WebAdvisor or Phone Reg.

Avg Student Review

Students who took the course said

  • Good class!
  • This class is well organized and informative.
  • The instructors were beyond helpful. They explained interesting, useful techniques in class.
  • I learned better ways to look things up for researching material. This class is a great learning experience.
  • I feel it helps the overall online experience and the searches I perform for school are better critiqued.
  • For those who would like to know more about researching via the Internet and libraries...here's a course for you!


Steve Brewster
Distance Learning / Electronic Reference Librarian

Hayley Garcia
Network/Multimedia Specialist