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Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a unique and groundbreaking opportunity in online Library and Information Science (LIS) Education. Leading schools in the information field have extended their reach outside the traditional classroom to broaden the educational opportunities available to their students.Learn More
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Students have the opportunity to access distance education courses through WISE member schools that are distinguished in quality and leadership in online education. WISE member schools offer a wide array of special topics courses, providing students with the ability to broaden their educational experience.Learn More
WISE member schools excel in providing high quality education in library and information science, and are committed to furthering distance education through collaboration. WISE schools have access to administrative, pedagogical, and technical support.Learn More
Organizations and organizational units increasingly employ competitive intelligence (CI) to support decision making, management, and to build and sustain competitive advantages. As the formal practice of CI has grown in adoption and sophistication, information professionals are often charged with intelligence-related responsibilities. Course outline is from Summer 2016 online course.
Students will be introduced to the central principles, professional standards and contexts underpinning library services for children and youth. They will examine the community context of library services for children and youth and develop strategies for informing practice. Students will learn about strategies for maximising opportunities and environments for children ...
Theories, practices, media, literature and emerging trends of youth services from preschool to high school are explored. A broad range of competencies necessary to work with youth in a variety of library settings are presented.
INLS 585: An introduction to general management principles and practices intended for information professionals working in all types of organizations. Topics include planning, budgeting, staffing, leadership, organizational change and evaluation, and decision making.
Provides a general introduction to information services and sources which serve the health-related information needs of health care professionals and the lay public. Provides exposure to the tools and services most often encountered in delivery of health-related information, issues and trends in health science library practice, ethical issues in provision ...
Examines books, media, and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in a multicultural, globalized, and increasingly digital media-saturated world. Explores the history of multicultural writing for the young, and major issues and debates of youth literature concerning diversity, racism, power, ideology, etc. Guides students to better select, interpret, evaluate, ...