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The Proficiency Exam is an online proctored exam for the LIB course. 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.
If you are not a branch campus student, please see library information.
Anyone who has never received ANY grade for LIB105, or LIB200 is eligible to proficiency-out of the LIB course by passing the LIB Proficiency Exam. You are NOT eligible to take the exam if…
A student may take the Library Proficiency Exam only once.
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 library text Information Literacy & Technology by Carla J. List. The text is available at the SUNY Adirondack Library. One copy (2013) is on reserve at the Library's Circulation Desk for in-library use. The library also has two circulating copies that you may borrow for a two-week loan. You may also want to review The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open Online Textbook (a free pdf download).
Students will know immediately after finishing the 50 question multiple choice exam whether they have passed. If they pass they have fulfilled the Information Technology General Education requirement.
The exam will be held in the Regional Higher Education Center, room 147. Please remember to bring your Plattsburgh at ADK picture ID. Also, please be sure that you know how to log into SUNY Adirondack campus computers as well as your Plattsburgh NetID and password. If you do not know how to do this, please check with Michelle Howland in our office.
Note: You will receive an email confirmation. If you do not, please call us at (518) 792-5425
For more information about SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Queensbury, please contact:
Phone: (518) 792-5425
SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury
Suite 115, J. Buckley Bryan RHEC
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8am - 4:30pm and Friday 9am - 4:30pm
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-2000