Information Competency Lab
Policy for Use
For more information or to reserve the Information Competency Lab,
Library 121, please call the Information Services Office at 826-4953 or email Cheryl Conner.
Definition of Information Competency Function
The primary purpose of the lab is to provide training for information
CSU broadly defines this as the ability to find, evaluate, use, communicate,
and appreciate information in all its various formats. Other uses may
include instruction in the use of campus office applications.
Priorities and Types of Use for the Lab
- Information competency and library skills instruction by librarians.
These sessions may be single events or a series. They may be
library-sponsored non-credit sessions or class sections of credit courses
taught by the librarian for the teaching faculty member.
- Information competency instruction not associated with any
other instruction. This may be an individual session or series of sessions
taught by Library, ITS and/or other
organizations on the campus (Faculty Development, Personnel, etc.).
- Information competency testing.
- Information competency orientation for for-credit courses taught by
sessions, typically taught by the course instructor, are solely for the
purpose of orienting students to the use of electronic communications in
a specific course. Instructors will be limited to one
- Specially scheduled sessions of information competency instruction
provided by campus personnel for
public school students, community college students, and/or community
members when such sessions do not adversely impact services to HSU
students, faculty, and staff.
- Self-instructional computing lab, open for students and faculty to use
when not otherwise scheduled.
During registration and the first week of each semester, special priority
will be given to new-student orientations given by ITS.
Additional Terms for Operating and Maintenance
The equipment for the facility is provided and maintained by ITS.
Scheduling is done by Library staff in the Information Services Office.