Introduction to Library & Information Science: Fall 2012


Sarah Park, Kyunghye Yoon


St. Catherine


Fall 2012


An overview of the history, philosophy, purpose, functions and processes, users, collections and evaluation of academic, public, school and special libraries and
information centers; of the history and trends of books and other media, publishing and information technology; of the principles and basic elements of the collection development process; of relevant legal and ethical topics – intellectual property (copyright), access, confidentiality of records, intellectual freedom and censorship; and of current professional issues.

Required Textbook:

Battles, Matthew. 2003. Library: An Unquiet History.
Rubin, Richard E. 2010. Foundations of Library and Information Science.

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