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This course provides an introduction to library and information science.
The Palmer School objectives met by this course are
After taking this course the students
There are no prerequisite for this course.
There is a mailing list for the course at https://lists-1.liu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cwp-lis510-krichel. All students are encouraged to subscribe. As a rule, answers to email sent to the instructor will be copied to the list. There are exceptions to this rule
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548–1300
work phone: +1–(516)299–2843
Private contact details may be obtained from the online CV.
Classes will be held Wednesdays on in the West room of the Avery Fischer Center between 16:30 and 18:20.
VERY approximate class details:
|00||2006–09–06||special guest lecture by Amy Spaulding|
|01||2006–09–13||introduction to the course|
|02||2006–09–20||ancient libraries I, guest talk by Don Wilson|
|03||2006–09–27||ancient libraries II, guest talk by Luciana Marulli-Koenig|
|04||2006–10–04||American library history I, guest talk by Stephen Lippman|
|05||2006–10–18||American library history II, guest talk by Jeff Barton|
|06||2006–10–25||libraries as organizations|
|07||2006–11–01||information industry and information science, guest talk by Izumi Sakaguchi (Yoshimatsu)|
|08||2006–11–08||information policy in general|
|09||2006–11–15||information policy in libraries|
|11||2006–12–06||technological change towards digital libraries|
|12||2006–12–13||introduction to digital libraries|
The main reading is Rubin (2004). This is a standard book. Stundents are not required to purchase the book.
Other suggested readings on library history include Casson (2001).
Other material that the instructor used will be listed at the beginning of the presentations.
Before each class except the first and second, as well as when the instructor says that there is no quiz, there will be a quiz on the issued covered in the previous class and the reading. Students answer two of two questions. Both will ask only the material in the class notes from the previous lecture. The two worst performances in quizzes will be discounted. The average of the remainder counts for 40% of the class average. 10% is given for the test essay to be handed in on 25 October. 40% is for the final essay that has to be handed in on 6 December. The topics of the test essay and the final essay has to be agreed with the instructor.
The last 10%, are covered by the Rubino assignment. It can be handed in any time up to the last class date. You will interview an information professional to get a detailed account, with some figures, on what precisely they do on a typical day, what portion of time they spend on different tasks and what the surrounding hierarchy is. Then you write this account in a two page paper.