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Spring 2020

Section 4596 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Feb 04 - Apr 07 2020
The above section does not meet on 3/17.

Section 8683 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Mar 06 - Mar 06 2020
The above section is a one day Credit by Exam. Students should already be proficient with the content defined in the course outline.

Fall 2019

Section 1013 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Sep 10 - Nov 05 2019
The above section combines both traditional and online instruction. After registering through the normal SRJC registration process visit the class homepage for further details.

Section 1908 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Oct 18 - Oct 18 2019
The above section is a one day credit by exam. Students should already be proficient with the content defined in the course outline.

Section 2862 of LIR770
Library Research Skills Lab -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019
For the above section check in with the librarian at the Research Desk or in the library instruction classroom 4420 or 4327.

Section 2863 of LIR770
Library Research Skills Lab -- : Aug 19 - Dec 21 2019
Check in with the Librarian at the Research Desk or in library classroom PC 718.

MLIS, University of Washington
PhD, University of Oregon
MA, University of Oregon
BA, Lewis & Clark College

Academic Experience: 

I began working at Santa Rosa Junior College in 2012. Before that, I was a librarian at Southwestern Oregon Community College and at the Seattle Public Library. I was fortunate to receive a McKinstry Fellowship while fninishing my MLIS, which gave me the opportunity to work at the University of Washington Libraries.

Before I became a librarian, I worked as a Literature and Composition teacher at Portland Community College, Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College, and the University of Oregon. I also compiled a reference book for Facts on File, and I have worked as a freelance writer and editor.

My name is Smita Avasthi, which many people have difficulty pronouncing. The first name is pronounced like "Smith" with an "A" at the end. The last name is a little harder. Come by the Doyle Library , and I'll walk you through the pronunciation of my last name, or, more interestingly, tell me how I can help you indulge your curiosity.