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Library Proficiency Exam Information

This page is for SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury students only

  • Exam Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at noon in BRY Hall 147. 

What is the LIB Proficiency Exam?

The proficiency exam is an online proctored exam for the LIB course. 

Eligibility to meet the LIB course requirement by passing the LIB proficiency exam:

  • By passing the LIB proficiency exam, you meet the Information and Technology Literacy General Education/Cardinal Core requirement, but do not receive the credit hour. 
  • Students who have a grade of E or W for the course can meet the requirement by passing the exam, but the exam does not remove or replace the letter grade.
  • Students can take the exam more than once, but only once in any academic year.

If you are not a branch campus student, please see Main Campus LIB 200 & LIB exams.


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 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.

How Do I Know if I Passed?

Students will know immediately after finishing the 50-question multiple choice exam if they have passed. Passing this exam fulfills the information technology general education requirement.


SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury students only, please.

The exam will be held in Bryan Hall, 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.

Example: student001. Please do not enter your email address, Student ID or Banner ID.
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