Welcome to Module 4: Exploring Information Behaviors

For this module we explore more information behavior theory and look at how theories and models are used to understand various information communities. Some information behavior theories explain the various stages of the search process, while those like Everyday Life Information Seeking (ELIS) frame information needs within the context of the human experience. Others typify […]

Course Requirements & Keeping Up

Hey all – This Sunday your first reflective bog post is due: Blog Post #2: Description of Information Community you are choosing to explore for the course and the research paper. The post should be written clearly, with citations as needed, and free from errors. The Post #2 helper is intended to guide you.

Book Report Choices!

Everyone – do not feel stressed about matching a book to your exact community. Please note that the word “applicable” in the assignment can be used in a broad sense so books on 21st Century issues impacting information behavior would work for many communities, as would the general information science category. The sections on privacy issues […]

Important: Surveys & Interviews

Greetings all – this is a cross post from the Community Site – I had a question come in about students in INFO 200 interviewing or surveying members of their chosen community. This prompted some discussion amongst the 200 instructors and the chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) on campus. Some important clarifications follow. […]

Welcome to Module 3: Information Seeking Behavior

Welcome to Module 3! Information – creation, accession, consumption, and dissemination – pervades everything we do and is a foundational characteristic of information communities. From studying the information seeking behaviors of varied and diverse populations to analyzing information activities in online settings, the importance of the exchange is foundational to understanding libraries, emerging information technologies […]