Information Competency Outcomes 

Information competency (IC) is a set of  skills in research, critical thinking, communication and basic computer technology. These skills  are essential for academic success, transfer to other institutions, and success in the workplace and lifelong learning.

Librarians teach information competency skills in various ways, including Research Skills Workshops , credit courses such as LIS 10, LIBR 51, and LIBR 57, and  by collaborating with teaching faculty to develop coursework that promotes  information competency.


Information Competency Graduation Requirement

Effective Fall 2006, all CCSF students completing a degree (e.g. AA/AS or transfer degree) will: satisfy the Information Competency requirement by successfully completing the Area B: Written Composition requirement, specifically English 1A. The ENG 1A official course outline  requires a minimum of 5 hours of library research skills workshops.  Students who transfer in with a course approved as equivalent to English 1A have met this requirement.

Information Competency Mapping 

The chart below illustrates how the College systemically supports information competency outcomes. Librarians take a lead role in teaching these outcomes, providing independent learning opportunities, and collaborating with teaching faculty to ensure IC outcomes are met.

Information Competency Chart