Developing college-level research skills is a key to college and professional success. Our librarians work with students to begin building these skills in our LIB190 course.
Passing the LIB190 course or the Information Literacy Competency Exam meets the Cardinal Core Information Literacy General Education foundation requirement.
This requirement is a co/pre-requisite for the ENG101 course.
Incoming students are encouraged to meet this requirement in their first year.
The exam will be available online from Mon. Jan. 22 through Wed. Jan. 31, 2024.
It will also be offered again during advising from Mon. April 8 through Fri. April 26, 2024.
If you are eligible for extended time, indicate that in when you fill out the exam sign up form.
The Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) will confirm your eligibility and the amount of extra time you are eligible for.
You will receive a confirmation email and you can then start the exam. (Note: expect your confirmation email within 24 hours, not counting weekends).
The exam covers basic knowledge and skills in academic research including: search tools and techniques, evaluating sources and ethical use of information including citations.
You can get an overview of information literacy concepts by reviewing The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open Online Textbook.