Instructor: D. Helkenberg
The course introduces information policy concepts and issues with which library, archival, and information science practitioners need to be familiar. The course will consider information policy; the policy process and players; individual policies which influence information creation and access in Canada; and the role of librarians in policy development.
Course Syllabi for LIS 9130L-650 (Summer 2021)
The syllabi for this course is a PDF file that requires a FIMS account to view
Prerequisites: (LIS 9001)
Program Content Areas
Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Analyze macro-level (i.e., governmental and intergovernmental) policy making and how policy outcomes ultimately affect local and institutional information policy (PLLO 2, 5);
2. Develop awareness of the role of information policy as a driver of library policy (PLLO 2, 3, 5);
3. Recognize the role of the library and information community as stakeholders in the policy process, and the role that individual library associations can play in policy development (PLLO 3, 7, 9);
4. Analyze particular information policy areas and issues in depth (PLLO 2, 5).
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives