Instructor: J. Brandl
Development of public service-oriented attitudes. Exploration of community structure, dynamics, and attitudes towards the public library and its potential to serve the whole community, including special client groups. The organization of public libraries, the role of library boards in their management, and the effect of organizational structure on their services.
Course Syllabi for LIS 9610A-650 (Fall 2021)
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Program Content Areas
Managing and Working in Information Organizations
Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Develop public service oriented attitudes (PLLO 3, 5);
2. Critically evaluate community structures and dynamics in order to determine the library’s role in the community and to analyse its response to changing community needs (PLLO 1, 2, 4, 5, 8);
3. Design or recommend public library services which meet the needs of the whole community, as well as specific client groups (PLLO 5, 8, 9);
4. Understand the organization of public libraries, the role of library boards in their management and the effect of organizational structure on service (PLLO 7).
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives