The Research 101 certificate program at a community college: Giving all students the chance to learn basic information literacy skills
- community college library, community college students, pedagogy, under-prepared students, acrl framework, information literacy
Many community college students are ill prepared to do scholarly research. In order to mitigate this, librarians at our campus created the Research 101 Certificate Program in 2016. These workshops provide an access point for any student who wishes to strengthen their information literacy skill set. This essay describes the inception of the program, its pedagogical rationale, administration and participation outcomes. Suggestions for implementation at local institutions are also provided.