Course Description

LIS 9003L-650 (Summer 2020)   Information Sources and Services

Instructor: S. MacDonald

Course Description
Theory and practice of finding and using basic information sources and question negotiating techniques in information providing contexts, including libraries and information centres. Appropriate and effective ways of providing personal assistance to users in pursuit of information. Introduction to the principles and practices of searching.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9003L-650 (Summer 2020)
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1. apply a critical awareness of professional values, standards and ethics in the context of  reference services (Program-level learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5);
2. prioritize from among a wide range of techniques to assess, recommend and create access to information in a variety of formats (Program-level learning outcomes 2, 4, 6, 8)
3. define the needs of particular user groups and develop collections, services, programs and policies to meet these needs (Program-level learning outcomes 3, 5, 8, 9);
4. prepare, write and deliver effective professional reports and presentations, independently and/or cooperatively with others (Program-level learning outcomes 4, 7, 9).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives