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. 9/27
  • Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed articles relating to your information community you’ve found. 10/04 (Submit your URL for grading)
  • Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community. 11/15
  • Blog Post #6: Report on the issues your community may face on an international scale. 11/22
  • Blog Post #7: Report on your community’s use of emerging technologies 12/06 (Submit your URL for grading by 12/07)
  • Blog Post #8: Personal reflection on information communities. (Participation)  12/07
Major Assignment Due Dates: 

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Module 4: Exploring Information Behaviors

  1. Kristin Hall

    Hi Prof. Stephens, I loved the Dresang article assigned for class. I think Radical Change Theory could be incredibly useful for my final paper and I was wondering if Dresang ever continued the new/expanded research proposed in the article? Did it make a splash?

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