Social Media for Information Professionals

Social Media for Information Professionals

This course interrogates social media (i.e. blogs, tagging, wikis, social networking), its affordances and co-relation to web 2.0 and library 2.0. The course explores the effective use as well as management of social technologies in order to address information problems in library and information (LIS) organizations. On completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Discuss social media as a set of digital tools to raise awareness and promote services 2. Demonstrate familiarity with the range of social media used by LIS organizations 3. Apply social media to the management of emerging challenges in service delivery 4. Reflect critically on the use of social tools and identify strategies for their effective implementation 5. Identify areas for future social media research for LIS professionals

Class Name Social Media for Information Professionals
Host School The University of British Columbia
Class Identifier LIBR 559M
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Dean Giustini
Course Tool (Online) Blackboard
Class Description This course interrogates social media (i.e. blogs, tagging, wikis, social networking), its affordances and co-relation to web 2.0 and library 2.0. The course explores the effective use as well as management of social technologies in order to address information problems in library and information (LIS) organizations. On completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Discuss social media as a set of digital tools to raise awareness and promote services 2. Demonstrate familiarity with the range of social media used by LIS organizations 3. Apply social media to the management of emerging challenges in service delivery 4. Reflect critically on the use of social tools and identify strategies for their effective implementation 5. Identify areas for future social media research for LIS professionals
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date July 11th, 2011 - August 19th, 2011
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day June 5th, 2011
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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