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IS 530 BIO - Info Needs of Part Communities - Business Information

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Special topics sections for in-depth study of the characteristics and information needs of specialist users of libraries; goals and objectives, policies, and services; reference and bibliographical aids; and effective services that satisfy these special needs. Course Information: 2 or 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated. Prerequisite: IS 504 or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

There is an increasing demand from both corporate and academic sectors for business information professionals. At the same time, roles and responsibilities for business information professionals is rapidly changing. This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in business information services and help practice the application of business information for different user groups. This course will especially help those, both in the LIS and IM tracks, who plan to pursue careers in such roles as consultants, business or social sciences librarians, corporate research analysts, and knowledge management specialists. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to practice how to use business information to answer complex business questions in diverse settings. This course also serves as the foundation for Information Consulting (IS 590) and Applied Business Research (IS 540).

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Summer


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