ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

The environment of academic libraries has changed radically since the 1990s with rapid advances in technology, developments in higher education and innovations in scholarly communication. The fundamental purpose of academic libraries has not changed, but traditional jobs have given way to self-service and professional roles have evolved into complex specialties. This course explores the challenges and problems facing academic libraries today, examining their resources, services, facilities and staffing, with reference to historical contexts and future directions. It will cover traditional and emerging practices in areas such as academic liaison, information literacy, research support, scholarly publishing, library assessment and career management.

Class Name ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
Host School The University of Pittsburgh
Class Identifier LIS 2771
Credit Value 3.0 Credit Hours
Faculty Sheila Corrall
Course Tool (Online) Blackboard
Class Description The environment of academic libraries has changed radically since the 1990s with rapid advances in technology, developments in higher education and innovations in scholarly communication. The fundamental purpose of academic libraries has not changed, but traditional jobs have given way to self-service and professional roles have evolved into complex specialties. This course explores the challenges and problems facing academic libraries today, examining their resources, services, facilities and staffing, with reference to historical contexts and future directions. It will cover traditional and emerging practices in areas such as academic liaison, information literacy, research support, scholarly publishing, library assessment and career management.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date August 28th, 2017 - December 16th, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day August 14th, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency