Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Library Science (LIBR)

LIBR 110 -  Introduction to Library & Information Resources  

An asynchronous course introducing the resources of the university library and use of subject-related library materials as well as evaluation and ethical use of information resources. Students will develop skills in locating, selecting, citing, and analyzing academic and popular sources.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

LIBR 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

LIBR 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LIBR 210 -  Library Research Methods  

An introduction to the research process inducing methods for identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information. The aim of this course is to identify an informal need and locate, evaluate, and use appropriate resources. The focus on implementing effective strategies for finding relevant information including the selection and effective use of Bailey Library resources.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

LIBR 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

LIBR 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

LIBR 490 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed