LIBR 100, Information Research, is the libraries’ one-credit course in which students learn how to hone their research topics, select appropriate databases for their topics, and evaluate the information that they find, both through Hunter’s own resources and on the free web. The course was first offered in the spring semester of 2007 and has been offered every spring and fall since then. Two sections were offered in the summer of 2020. The library is offering six sections, two synchronous and four asynchronous, during spring 2021. Seven sections will be offered in the fall of 2021. In the words of a former LIBR 100 student:
"I did not know what to expect coming into this class, I needed the credit to graduate. I wish this was a required course for freshman, as it would help them a lot throughout their journey in academia. It sets a strong foundation for research and it would give them a lot of tools to use during their college journey."
Image of a classroom full of empty desks courtesy of the Hunter College Archives on flickr:
The Wistarion, p. 174, 1983, Archives & Special Collections, Hunter College Libraries, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York City.