Course Description

LIS 9316L-650 (Summer 2021)   Government Information

Instructor: M. McCaffrey

Course Description
This course covers the nature, extent, variety and value of government information sources and services. Issues in the management of government information products are examined. The focus is on official information sources of Canada, the United Kingdom, United States and Intergovernmental Organizations, such as the United Nations.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9316L-650 (Summer 2021)
The syllabi for this course is a PDF file that requires a FIMS account to view

Prerequisites: MLIS 9003

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of assignments, readings, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Understand the range and depth of information produced and disseminated by governments and selected international organizations through examination and evaluation of selected print and electronic documents, statistics, data, and geospatial resources (PLLO 2, 6);

2. Through independent exploration and reporting, demonstrate an understanding of particular government information resources and how these relate to broader concepts regarding the complexities of the organization and function of governmental bodies and to the evolving roles played by government documents, libraries and librarians in mediating access to these resources (PLLO 1, 2, 5);

3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of methods of identification, selection, acquisition, organization and use of government information in libraries and information centres (PLLO 2, 8).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives