Course Description

LIS 9630B (Winter 2020)   Academic Libraries

Instructor: K. Nicholson

Course Description
Academic libraries in institutions of higher learning. Strategic issues and trends, including scholarly communication; publishing, funding and access models; and evolving technologies. User populations, their needs and information-seeking behaviour. Impact of digital resources on collections, access, services and instruction. The academic librarian as information specialist, educator; scholar and leader.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9630B (Winter 2020)
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0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Managing and Working in Information Organizations

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of social, cultural, and economic contexts related to academic libraries and higher education (PLLO 1, 2, 5);

2. Demonstrate awareness of, and analyze, current issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities in academic libraries (PLLO 1, 2, 5);

3. Demonstrate knowledge of user populations of academic libraries and their needs (PLLO 2, 5);

4. Conduct research, and write/communicate professionally (PLLO 1, 3, 7).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives