Course Description


LIS 9375-001 (Fall 2019)   Special Topic: Public Library Services for Newcomers and Immigrants

Instructor: N. Shuva

Course Description
An overview of library services including settlement services for immigrants. Students examine and design culturally and linguistically appropriate collection and services for immigrants with diverse sociocultural backgrounds. Public library services in developed and developing countries are critically examined. The information practices and public library usage of newcomers and long-term immigrants are explored.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9375-001 (Fall 2019)
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Prerequisites: GRADLIS 9003

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Critically examine the public library services, including public library settlement services, offered to newcomers and long-term immigrants (PLLO1, 2, 3);

2. Understand the settlement information needs and everyday life information practices, public library use, and challenges faced by various immigrant groups while accessing various services for newcomers (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 8);

3. Examine the public library services in developed and developed countries, especially, public library services in South Asia, China, Philippine (the top sourced countries for immigration to Canada) and how they differ from public library services in Canada (PLLO 1, 2, 8);

4. Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate collections, programs and services to meet the unique needs and interests of newcomers and long-term immigrants with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 8);

5. Identify, evaluate, select and provide access to library collections for newcomers and long-term immigrants in a variety of formats and using a variety of assistive technologies (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives

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