Sep 22, 2021
LIS 310 - Information Literacy and User Services
This course will cover information-seeking theories, methods, and user behaviors. Principles and philosophies of library reference service, information literacy, reading, listening and viewing guidance, and information resources will be explored.
Co- or prerequisites: LIS 110 and LIS 201.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Formulate effective communication skills for reference services, including listening effectively, using probing and clarifying questions, and instructing users in search strategies.
- Formulate strategies to guide patrons in identifying and defining authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
- Compare the characteristics unique to each information format and analyze items according to their specific contribution to patrons’ objectives, personal interests, and developmental needs.
- Analyze the social, ethical, and legal implications of information access, services, and technologies, including intellectual property, copyright, educational fair use, privacy, security, and public domain.
- Examine media literacy as the application of literacy skills to interpret media and technology messages.
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