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IS 582 PLO - Adv Topics in Librarianship - Prison Librarianship

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Librarianship, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: 2 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same or separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours, if topics vary.

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Examines library and information services across a spectrum of carceral institutions in the United States (including juvenile detention, jails, prisons, and immigration detention facilities). Draws from critical theoretical positions, analyses of power and information, and information generated by people who are or have been incarcerated to provide a broad understanding of how libraries in carceral facilities currently function and possibilities for new types of services. Prerequisites: IS 505 - Information Organization & Access (formerly IS 501) and IS 510 - Libraries, Information & Society (formerly IS 502). Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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