Category Archives: Weekly Modules & Resources

Welcome to Module 11: Teaching and Learning

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. 

Welcome to Module 5: Information Communities & Diverse Information Needs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]