2 or 4 graduate hours
Introduces community information systems, with an
emphasis on community networks. Provides an opportunity to develop
knowledge about community information and current issues in its
creation, transfer and use. In this course, "community information
system" is used broadly to designate any set of technologies, services,
and content whose purpose is to supply information, primarily of a
local nature, to members of a given geographic community. In Spring
2006, we will focus on how libraries contribute to community building
and foster social change, and the role of librarians in helping
community organizations realize their goals. We will gain first-hand
experience in this arena by creating library collections and services
non-profit community organizations.
M: 12:00-2:50 p.m.
Office Hours: W: 11:00-1:00 p.m. and by appointment