Libraries and Information in Societies: Spring 2012


David Shumaker


Catholic University of America


Spring 2012


Introduction to the nature of information, the role of libraries, and the profession of librarianship in contemporary society. Incorporates historical developments, current trends, and the outlook for the future. Emphasizes the values, principles, legal, and ethical responsibilities of the profession and builds a foundation for each student’s ongoing professional development and leadership.

Required Textbook:

Rubin, R. E. 2010. Foundations of library and information science (3d).

Link to Syllabus:

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