International Librarianship

International Librarianship

This course will serve as an introduction to comparative library and information service(LIS)in an international context. Students will study and discuss the social, political, cultural and economic influences on libraries and information use in various regions of the world. The relationship between power and information is explored. Themes will also include the development of LIS and the various approaches taken globally as well as the international cooperation among library agencies.

Class Name International Librarianship
Host School Rutgers University
Class Identifier 17:610:590
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Claire McInerney
Course Tool (Online) eCollege
Class Description This course will serve as an introduction to comparative library and information service(LIS)in an international context. Students will study and discuss the social, political, cultural and economic influences on libraries and information use in various regions of the world. The relationship between power and information is explored. Themes will also include the development of LIS and the various approaches taken globally as well as the international cooperation among library agencies.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date June 25th, 2012 - August 2nd, 2012
Start and End Time
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Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day May 10th, 2012
Residency Start and End Date No Residency