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IS 490 TLO - Advanced Topics Info Studies - Teen Library Programs

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite: For undergraduates, junior standing and IS 202, or consent of instructor. Class Schedule Information: Class materials fee or field trip fee may be required.

Special Instructions:

This course examines youth services by surveying how libraries and other organizations serving youth meet young people-s developmental, informational, social, personal, and cultural needs through programs. The course will provide practical experience and theoretical knowledge for understanding the value and impact of library programs for teens; strategies, techniques, and resources for developing programs; approaches for ensuring programs are relevant to service communities; and methods for assessment and evaluation of program success.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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