SUNY Plattsburgh LIB Course Proficiency Exam

Main Campus - Exam Dates and Registration Information   

Fall 2014 exam dates. All exams are held in Feinberg Library room 108. Pre-registration is required. Online registration to open in October.

Sun. Aug. 26 - 3 pm. -- Walk-in (No pre-registration required)
Tues. Oct. 28 at 5 pm     
Wed. Oct. 29 at 2 pm      
Wed. Oct. 29 at 3:30 pm 
Fri. Oct. 31 at 12 noon 
Fri. Oct. 31 at 2 pm      
Fri. Oct 31 at 4 pm     

Queensbury campus - Exam Dates and Registration Information  

Fall 2014 exam date - Thursday, Oct. 23, at 3 pm. For more information, see SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Exam Registration Information

Information for Distance Learners wishing to take the LIB Proficiency Exam

What is the LIB Proficiency Exam?

The Proficiency Exam is an online proctored exam for the LIB 105 course (it also covers LIB 102). It is offered in Fall and Spring semesters during advising, and in the Summer during Transfer Student Orientation. By passing the Proficiency Exam, you meet the Information and Technology Literacy General Education requirement, but do not receive a credit hour. Consult with your advisor about ways to best make up the loss of this credit hour in your total degree requirements.

Who is eligible to take an LIB Proficiency Exam?

Anyone who has never received ANY grade for LIB102, or LIB105 is eligible to proficiency-out of the LIB105 course by passing the LIB105 Proficiency Exam. You are NOT eligible to take the exam if…

  • you already have a grade for an LIB course (including W);
  • you are currently enrolled in an LIB course;
  • you have taken the exam previously.

How to Prepare

You are prepared for the exam if you've done a lot of research in the Feinberg Library, using print and electronic sources, or if you've done significant research at comparable university libraries and are also familiar with Feinberg's specific resources and services. The exam also covers basic concepts and skills in academic computing and software commonly used by students at SUNY Plattsburgh.

You can also prepare by reading the text, Information Literacy & Technology, by Carla J. List. The text is on reserve at the Feinberg Library's second-floor Service Desk and the SUNY Adirondack Library.

Contact Information:

Michelle Toth, LIB Exam Coordinator
Office: Feinberg 325
Phone: (518) 564-5225
E-mail: tothmm@plattsburgh.edu