LIB 101: Fundamentals of Information Literacy is a one credit hour course which has been designed at Delta State University to provide DSU students with information literacy skills needed for conducting research. Information literacy skills taught in this course include skills such as performing effective searches and evaluating resources. This course is a general education requirement elective. Although it is an elective course, it is highly recommended by DSU reference librarians to students, since information literacy skills are necessary for research.
In the Fall of 2004, the LIB 101 course began to be taught at DSU. During the fall 2004 and spring 2005 semesters, DSU reference librarians were available to teach sections of this course. They were responsible for teaching LIB 101 whenever five or more students had registered for their section of this course. One section was offered for each summer session of 2005. The purpose of this article is to discuss the author’s experiences of preparing for, teaching, and evaluating the LIB 101 course during the fall 2004 and spring 2005 semesters. The other purpose of this article is to discuss improvements to be made to the LIB 101 course in response to evaluation forms, pre-tests, and post-tests.