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IS 590 SSO - Advanced Problems in IS - Libr&Info Spanish Spking Ptrns

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and special topics courses on different aspects of the information sciences intended to augment the existing curriculum, offered as sections of IS 590. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated. Class Schedule Information: Class materials fee or field trip fee may be required.

Special Instructions:

MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. [Library & Information Resources for Spanish-Speaking Patrons] Most librarians will at some point in their careers have the opportunity to work with patrons who are seeking resources in Spanish. According to the United States Census, 38.3 million Hispanics in the US speak Spanish at home, giving the United States the 4th highest number of Spanish-speakers worldwide (Mexico has 120 million, Colombia 48 million, and Argentina 43 million). This steady increase in population means that the number of Spanish-speakers using public and academic libraries is also on the rise. In this 8-week course, students will pick a type of library (public, community college, or academic) to use for their assignments. The assignments will include answering reference or research queries, creating user guides, and selecting Spanish-language materials to build a collection supporting their user population. Students are encouraged to try to attend the bookfair in Guadalajara,

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 1 to 4 hr

Term(s): Fall


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