We all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. This Open Educational Resource (OER) is nothing if it is not an example of that. I have pulled from years of experience, my many colleagues who may not have realized they were my valued teachers and the work of fellow professionals I have known only through their writings and presentations. The intent of this OER is twofold: to offer a free or low cost quality text to our students in a one-unit information literacy course and to offer a starting place to anyone who wishes to develop their own class or OER. It is intentional that this text is not San Diego City College specific because the skills we teach in our LIBS 101, and are reflected in this OER, are transferable skills. This allows students to take what they learn here and apply it to any information need in any environment: academia, careers, life-long learning, bar bets, or what have you. It is not an attempt to be a comprehensive book on information literacy, but rather a brief overview in support of this one-unit class. Assignments and class activities are used to delve deeper into the basic skills presented here.
We would be interested to know if others find this OER, in-part or in-whole, useful. If you do choose to use this or any part of this, please let us know. You just know we will be collecting the stats on it.
Best of luck to us all.