Middle East Librarianship

Middle East Librarianship

This course is designed to introduce library science students to the growing field of Middle East Librarianship. It will examine major developments and various aspects of the field. Major topics will include: 1) the history of Middle East collections in North America, 2) collection development,and acquisition concepts as they relate to Middle East publications, 3) selection of Middle East research resources for digitization, 4) provision of reference services, 5) Romanization tables (and cataloging), 6) professional associations with particular focus on Middle East librarianship, and 7) other related topics. Assignments will include course readings, written papers, discussion topics posted on the discussion link in Moodle, Web sites to review and evaluate, as well as a final paper. All assignments will be posted on Moodle using the assignment link.

Class Name Middle East Librarianship
Host School Simmons College
Class Identifier LIS-505I
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Shayee Khanaka
Course Tool (Online) Moodle
Class Description This course is designed to introduce library science students to the growing field of Middle East Librarianship. It will examine major developments and various aspects of the field. Major topics will include: 1) the history of Middle East collections in North America, 2) collection development,and acquisition concepts as they relate to Middle East publications, 3) selection of Middle East research resources for digitization, 4) provision of reference services, 5) Romanization tables (and cataloging), 6) professional associations with particular focus on Middle East librarianship, and 7) other related topics. Assignments will include course readings, written papers, discussion topics posted on the discussion link in Moodle, Web sites to review and evaluate, as well as a final paper. All assignments will be posted on Moodle using the assignment link.
Class Disclaimer Please allow 2 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.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 2nd, 2015 - December 14th, 2015
Start and End Time
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Days of Week
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Last Add Day August 1st, 2015
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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