International Issues And Innovations

International Issues And Innovations

The goal of this course is to provide students with a broad understanding of library development and services throughout the world. Students will learn about the issues and problems facing the development of libraries and will become acquainted with the successes and/or failures of various approaches to these issues. As North American librarianship is addressed in other SLAIS courses, most attention will be given to library development in other regions.

Class Name International Issues And Innovations
Host School The University of British Columbia
Class Identifier LIBR 562
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Shirley Giggey
Course Tool (Online) Blackboard
Class Description The goal of this course is to provide students with a broad understanding of library development and services throughout the world. Students will learn about the issues and problems facing the development of libraries and will become acquainted with the successes and/or failures of various approaches to these issues. As North American librarianship is addressed in other SLAIS courses, most attention will be given to library development in other regions.
Class Disclaimer Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid. *** Syllabus is from Summer 2012 - new syllabus will be mounted when it is available
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 2nd, 2013 - November 29th, 2013
Start and End Time
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Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day June 7th, 2013
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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