Information Sources and Services

An introduction to concepts and processes in reference and information science and to fundamental information sources and services provided by libraries and information organizations. An overview of the reference function includes the history and future of reference service, question negotiation, information needs analysis, effective research strategies, evaluation of information sources in various formats, and ethics of information services.

Foundations of Library and Information Sciences

The course is an introduction to library and information science, with a focus on the history,
concepts, and technological development of the discipline. It seeks to provide a familiarity with
library and information science theory as well as an understanding of the discipline and sub­
disciplines within the information sciences, including ethical practices and standards, key terms
and concepts, and current trends and future prospects in the profession.