Information Technology Workshops

Information Literacy Workshops
All degree and diploma students are required to complete between 6 and 9 hours of non-credit, no-fee workshops in Information Literacy. The workshops will engage students in hands-on as well as theoretical work intended to develop knowledgeable, disciplined and critically astute researchers. For those writing a thesis, one session will focus specifically on developing a thesis proposal and thesis writing skills. Students may be able to test out of all or part of these workshops if they already have sufficient background in the areas covered. These workshops are taught by the Technical Services Coordinator of the Library.

Specific Guidelines are as follows:

    1. All Diploma programs at VST require 2 of the 4 Information Literacy Workshops (DDS students should confer with their DDF to determine which 2 are most important for their studies)
    2. All Degree programs at VST require 3 of the 4 Information Literacy Workshops
    3. All students (full-time or part-time) are required to complete Modules 1&2 in their first year of registration
    4. Full-time students are required to complete Module 3 or 4 by the end of their 2nd year of registration
    5. Part-time students are required to complete Module 3 or 4 by the end of their 3rd year of registration
    6. Students in VST’s off-site programs will complete Module 1&2 during their first Orientation Week, and the final module during their on-site terms.
    7. NMDP students will meet these requirements in a variety of ways as appropriate for each student.
    8. All students can test out of any or all of the ILWs through an interview and testing with the VST Librarians.

Information Literacy Workshops for Fall 2012/Spring 2013 (Register with Library Circulation Desk)

Fall Term (by date):

Module 1: Introduction to Research Using Web Resources Friday September 7 (9 am – noon)
Module 2: Research Strategies for Paper Writing Friday September 7 (1 – 4 pm)
Module 3: Writing a Thesis at VST Thursday October 4 (9 am – noon)

Spring Term (by date):

Module 1: Introduction to Research Using Web Resources Thursday February 7 (9 am – noon)
Module 2: Research Strategies for Paper Writing Thursday February 7 (1 – 4 pm)
Module 4: Web-based Resources for Past. & Public Ldrshp. Thursday February 14 (9 am – noon)

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