LIS-S 521 Humanities Information
- Prerequisite(s): LIS-S 500, LIS-S 507
- Delivery: Online
- Semesters offered: Summer (Check the schedule to confirm.)
This course provides an in-depth examination of information sources and services related to the humanities including performing arts, music, Line arts, literature, linguistics, philosophy, and religion. The course addresses information needs and behavior patterns of users seeking humanities information. Students will analyze and evaluate research dealing with information channels, research methods, and library service in their areas of professional interest (i.e., academic, public, school, or special library settings). 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 with information and provide high-quality service.
This course is offered as part of the ADVANCED INFORMATION SOURCES cluster (S521, S522, S523, S526) that includes four courses focusing on different disciplines. Student may register for up to two of these courses at a time. While the courses share some common content, each course contains documents and formats distinct to the particular discipline will be emphasized such as sheet music in the Humanities, digital photo collections in History, and technical reports in the Sciences.
Instructors develop learning outcomes for their courses. Students can expect to be able to achieve the learning outcomes for a given course after successfully completing the course.
- Devise and apply strategies for addressing reference transactions that consider the nature, scope, characteristics, vocabulary, and knowledge construction and dissemination of the discipline.
- Select and apply the various categories and formats of information sources across a particular discipline to address information questions.
- Apply the selection, evaluation, storage, retrieval, dissemination, and utilization of information sources within a sub-discipline to address a user
- Critically read and review scholarly papers within a discipline including analysis of research and arguments.
- Analyze information needs of clients, information behavior patterns typical of a discipline, and strategies for providing research consultation with
- Develop, document, and apply search strategies to meet discipline-specific information needs using a variety of information sources such as
- Identify services, consultation, collaborations, partnership, sources, and trends in subject librarianship.
- Create research guides, services, and programs to support a specific discipline.
- Apply emerging specialized information technologies to address user information.
Instruction is in Canvas. Lessons are organized into Modules whose length may vary.
Module 1: Introduction and Information Seekers
Module 2: Reference Sources and Research Guides
Module 3: Public Resources
Module 4: Library Resources
Module 5: Data and Social Sciences
Module 6: Intercultural Competencies in Humanities Information
Policies and Procedures
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