Community Informatics

Community Informatics

Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepares both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities.

Class Name Community Informatics
Host School The University of Illinois
Class Identifier LIS 518LE
Credit Value 4 Credit Hours
Faculty Kate Williams
Course Tool (Online) Moodle
Class Description Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepares both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities.
Class Disclaimer Synchronous sessions use Blackboard Collaborate. For more information about the course contact Linda Smith (lcsmith@illinois.edu)
Delivery Synchronous
Start and End Date January 17th, 2017 - May 3rd, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm United States - Central
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Tuesday
Last Add Day January 9th, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency