Connect for Success LRC@TCC
is Connect for Success?
CONNECT For Success
is a set of Web-based instructional modules designed by the
Carrier Library reference staff at James Madison University
and adapted by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Library Automation Advisory Committee. The goal of CONNECT For
Success is to introduce students to the services and collections
in their college library and to teach students basic information-seeking
The VCCS Core Competencies
Initiative requires students to meet objectives relating to
information-seeking and technology skills and includes the following
- The information literate student determines the nature
and extent of the information needed.
- The information literate student accesses needed information
effectively and efficiently.
- The information literate student evaluates information
and its sources critically and incorporates selected information
into his or her knowledge base and value system.
- The information literate student understands many of
the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the
information and accesses and uses information ethically
- (Developed primarily from the American
Library Association Information Literacy Competency
for Higher Education)
What do the modules
Information Literacy Pre-Test
Introduction to Information Literacy
Introduction to the Information World
Searching Library Databases
Finding Information Resources
Using Web Resources
Evaluating Sources of Information
Citing Sources and Fair Use
Information Literacy Post-Test
What if I'm not a
CONNECT For Success
can be used by students preparing to take the Competency
Assessment, or by anyone else who wants to learn how to
in the library, in databases, or on the Internet. If you
are not a registered student you may use your TCC email
or login using "guest" as you email name
and as your last name.
A small group of selected TCC students (those enrolled
in PSY 202 and SOC 202) were asked to participate in
a statewide assessment of information literacy skills
in March 2003. Results from this online test will help
the Virginia Community College System determine how well
the colleges are preparing students in these core competencies.