Marketing Library and Information Services: Spring 2012


David Shumaker


Catholic University of America


Spring 2012


This course offers an introduction to modern marketing concepts and their application in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. It addresses the environment in which all types of libraries and information services operate, and provides the student with an opportunity to apply marketing concepts to an information services operation of the student’s choosing. It explores the question, “how can a library or information service determine the needs and wants of its target patrons, and go about satisfying them in such a way as to become (or remain) an information provider of choice?”

Required Textbook:

Kotler, Philip & Nancy Lee. 2007. Marketing in the Public Sector.

Link to Syllabus:

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