INF 382D - Introduction to Information Resources and Services
Major reference resources and strategies useful in providing information services in libraries and other information agencies.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Information Studies 382D and 382W may not both be counted.
Welcome to the fall 2016 "Introduction to Information Resources
and Services" (Basic Reference) course!
The formal description of the course is: "Major reference
resources and techniques useful for providing information
services in libraries and other information agencies. Includes:
examination, evaluation, and use of reference materials;
community information sources; introduction to online searching;
reference interviews and search strategies; library instruction
for end users; and communication processes. (Graduate standing)"
This means: you will develop skills to provide essential public
services often provided by information settings such as
libraries, museums, or archives. You will do this by learning how
to listen and communicate with people who want information. And
you will learn how to respond to their needs by using hundreds of
sources beyond Google or Wikipedia. What are reference sources?
How are they organized? How do I evaluate them? How are today's
information specialists providing services today? Who are they?
What can I learn from them?
I am providing a copy of the fall 2015 syllabus. Note that the
schedule and assignments will be refined!