Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Community engagement refers to the multiple ways that information professionals in libraries and other settings learn about, collaborate with, and provide service and outreach to community members. This course provides an introduction to, and overview of, community engagement theory and practice. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.

Class Name Community Engagement
Host School The University of Illinois
Class Identifier LIS 418 LE
Credit Value 4 Credit Hours
Faculty Bishop
Course Tool (Online) Moodle
Class Description Community engagement refers to the multiple ways that information professionals in libraries and other settings learn about, collaborate with, and provide service and outreach to community members. This course provides an introduction to, and overview of, community engagement theory and practice. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.
Class Disclaimer Students are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the course (synchronous, asynchronous, and residency). Once enrollment is approved, staff from U Illinois will work with WISE students to request system access. Students should be prepared to provide necessary information in a timely fashion in order to ensure permission is processed prior to the start of the semester.
Delivery Synchronous
Start and End Date January 19th, 2012 - May 2nd, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM United States - Central
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Thursday
Last Add Day December 12th, 2011
Residency Start and End Date March 4, 2012, midnight - March 4, 2012, midnight
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