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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. 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 US Census, 38.8 million Hispanics in the US speak Spanish at home, giving the US the 4th highest number of Spanish-speakers worldwide (Mexico has 122 million, Colombia 47 million, & Argentina 43 million). This steady increase in population means that the number of Spanish-speakers using public & academic libraries is also on the rise but this does not mean that all Spanish-speakers have the same information needs. In this 8-week course, students will explore differences in the Spanish-speaking populations in the United States and examine information resources for meeting these populations' needs. Assignments will include researching communities, creating user guides for a specific setting and information need, and selecting Spanish-language materials to build a collection supporting a hypothetical user pop

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 1

Term(s): Fall , Summer


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