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 the experience of those immersed in leisure pursuits.

Action Items:

Class Assignment Chat:

Students are encouraged to attend if schedules allow. The session will be recorded.

Blog Reports Due Dates: (Full blog report descriptions are here.)

  • Blog Post #3: Report on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of chosen community. 3/1
  • Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed articles relating to your information community you’ve found. 3/8
  • Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community. 4/26
Major Assignment Due Dates: 


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