Greetings! This week’s module explores the work LIS professionals are doing all over the world implementing services and spaces designed for their communities. Some seek to engage users via programming and other means of connection to the institution.
Greetings all! Now we turn our attention to librarians and information professionals encouraging and supporting learning for their communities. The exchange of information and knowledge within communities of learners is an area ripe for exploration. How people learn, what motivates them, and how we can assess them are viable questions for information professionals.
Is this fake news? Is this disinformation? Or is this truth and is this true information? And do I want to share it? This module explores the impact of misinformation on communities and individuals. The video lecture by Dr. Michele Villagran explores misinformation and resources to help make good decisions about what to share. Resources […]
Intellectual freedom entails the fundamental right of all people to think, say, write, and espouse any idea or belief, regardless of its political, religious, or social foundation or intent. Module 9 can be found here.
This week, we will explore the importance of user experience. The link for Module 8 can be found here.
Module 7 can be found here. This module explores community-created information communities and how libraries are working with these groups to enhance services. This module will frame your explorations of community-based resources for future assignments.
This week, we explore the many types of research-based information sources and their various uses. The goal is to introduce you to how these information sources are created and used so that you’ll become a more discriminating information provider. This week’s lecture also introduces the concept of the “information cycle” (see below infographic) and describes the […]
In module five, we move from last week’s focus on information-seeking behavior to consider the diverse information needs of information communities. There are a variety of information-seeking studies to illustrate the vast range of information communities that LIS scholars have studied and the diverse needs of these unique communities. As you learn about concepts within this […]
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 […]
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 […]