Information Competency refers to a set of abilities in which individuals can recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. An information competent individual is able to:
The CSULB University Library has developed Information Literacy Minimum Standards. The University Library is committed to helping students successfully utilize the Library and information of all kinds. We do this through course-integrated instruction and a variety of other methods that connect students and the Library.
SURF: Students Understanding Research Fundamentals
The SURF tutorial is design for undergraduate students in general education courses, working on 2-5 page paper, speeches or presentations. The tutorial will help them find, analyze and incorporate scholarly research into their papers and assignments.