Once you’ve taken the beginning courses, it’s time to DIG DEEPER into the information sources available within specific disciplines.
The ADVANCED INFORMATION SOURCES cluster contains four courses focusing on information sources and services related to key disciplines. The courses address information needs and behavior patterns of users seeking these types of information. Students will analyze and evaluate research dealing with information channels, research methods, and library service in their areas of professional interest.
Increasingly, library users expect instant, virtual access to materials. While this course includes both print sources such as reference and trade books and electronic sources including bibliographic databases, government and organization websites, audio and video materials, and ebooks; emphasis is placed on how technology and specifically social media can be used to connect with users and provide high-quality service.
Within each course, documents and formats distinct to specific disciplines will be emphasized such as sheet music in the Humanities, digital photo collections in History, and technical reports in the Sciences. Finally, some discussions will cross disciplines such as the use of patents to address questions in both science and business.
Appropriate for all library interest areas (academic, school, public, special), students may register for UP TO TWO of the following 3-credit graduate courses at once. These courses will ONLY be offered the Summer. BOTH s401 AND s501 are prerequisites, so plan ahead.
s521 HUMANITIES INFORMATION
Emphasis on performing arts, music, fine arts, literature, linguistics, philosophy, and religion.
s522 SOCIAL SCIENCE INFORMATION
Emphasis on anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, law, political science, psychology and sociology.
s523 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION
Emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics included applies areas such as medicine.
s526 BUSINESS INFORMATION
Emphasis on accounting, administration, consumer needs, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and law, finance, labor relations, human resources, international trade, marketing, purchasing, and risk management.
To view the course materials, go to http://eduscapes.com/cluster/.
Dr. Annette Lamb will be teaching all four of these courses. For further information, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.