In the beginning
When I first started teaching Library 4, a 1-unit information competency course (in CA community colleges we call information literacy information competency) in 2005, there was just one section offered per semester and I barely had 5-10 students per class. The college let me teach it because I needed the experience since I was a very green instructor.
By 2006, Library 4 was officially a local graduation requirement and suddenly additional sections were scheduled, associate librarians hired, and we were able to offer it both on ground and online. Library 4 was going strong and the Library decided to approach the Academic Senate with a new additional requirement that would further inculcate information competency across the curriculum. It was approved and so the information competency (infocomp) graduation requirement became the following: Continue reading “A brief(?) history of information competency at a California community college”