Libraries and Information in Societies: Spring 2012

Instructor:

David Shumaker

School:

Catholic University of America

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

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:

http://lis.cua.edu/res/docs/syllabi/2012spring/LSC557ShumakerSpring2012.pdf

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