Course Description

LIS 9650L-001 (Summer 2022)   Special Libraries

Instructor: R. Craig

Course Description
To introduce students to special libraries and information services, including: information needs, collection development, services, budgeting, marketing, and management. Students will examine the literature, design a specific library, and write a consulting report in order to gain a general knowledge and practise the skills needed in running special libraries

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Managing and Working in Information Organizations

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Identify the unique characteristics of special libraries (PLLO 2);

2. Implement a user-needs analysis study for the creation of a special library (PLLO 2, 8);
3. Create a basic collection development plan and identify appropriate services for the library. (PLLO 8);

4. Create a basic budget for a special library (PLLO 2);

5. Understand the basic principles of planning and management within the special library context (including space planning, marketing and employee development) (PLLO 4);

6. Write a consulting report to present findings for the establishment of a special library (PLLO 9).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives