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Roxane BenVau
Roxane BenVau

Roxane BenVau



Contact Info:

Phone: (619) 644-7553
Fax: (619) 644-7921
Office: 70-263 (Library)



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LIR 110  Research Methods in an Online World

Course Notes:

Course Description:

Designed for the student who would like to become an effective online researcher. Students will learn to select and effectively use appropriate research tools—such as search engines, online directories, meta-search engines, subscription databases, and online catalogs—for specific information needs. Students will develop search strategies and focus on expressing their research questions in relevant search terms, and employing various search strategies. In addition, they will learn how to evaluate information for quality, authority, accuracy, and other criteria. Ethical issues about information will also be introduced. Familiarity with basic microcomputer operation is strongly advised.

Course Syllabus

Location: 100% online (no class meetings required).
Course will be conducted on Blackboard
Registration: If you'd like to register for LIR 110 you may do so through WebAdvisor.
Helpful Links: If this is your first time using Blackboard, or if you would like
to refresh your skills, explore the links below.  "Tutorials for Online Learning" is especially recommended for first time users.

Here is an excellent resource for those new to Blackboard:
"Help for Students: Getting Started with Blackboard"

In addition, here is a link to the latest version of the Blackboard Student Handbook

Areas of Responsibility:

--Instruction Librarian
Reference Librarian
--Media Collection Management
--Faculty contact for media
--Library liaison for Communication Dept., Media Communications Dept.
--Outreach:  Library blog, Facebook, The Loop
--Special projects

Collection Development Responsibilities:

   --All Departments
Print books:
   --Media Communications


--Curriculum Committee
--Community College Media Consortium (subcommittee of
   San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Learning
   Resources Cooperative--SDICCCLRC)


--M.L.I.S (Master in Library and Information Science), San Jose State University
--M.A. Education (Special Education), CSU Los Angeles
--B.A. Liberal Studies/Speech Communication, CSU Long Beach
--California Clinical-Rehabilitative Service Credential (Life)

Last Updated: 04/13/2018
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
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