Public Libraries: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

This course focuses on current issues, practices and trends in public library organizations, planning, and service delivery. Topics include levels of governance in public libraries; the role of state charters, systems, and trustees; public, technical and administrative services; and professional development, including career paths, continuing education, and compensation.

Required Textbook:

McCook, K. De la Pena. 2011. Introduction to public librarianship, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/SP13_IST618_Kirkpatrick.pdf

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