Perspectives on Library and Information Science

LIS 501 - Winter 2007


  Dr. Samuel E. Trosow
Associate Professor
Faculty of Information and Media Studies / Faculty of Law
  259 NCB
519 661-2111 x88498
  Office Hours:
Monday 11:30 to 1pm
Or by appointment

  T.A - Charles Maina
Office: NCB 234

  Class Meets:
Mondays 1:30 to 4:20 p.m.
Room: NCB 293

Course Outline

Module 1:       Nature and Characteristics of Information and Knowledge
Weeks 1 & 2: January 8th & 15th

Module 2:       The Information Society and its Critics
Weeks 3 & 4: January 22nd & 29th
Module 3:       Information Economics and the Information Divide
Weeks 5 & 6: February 5th & 12th
Guest speaker February 5th:: Charles Maina, (Introduction to Information Economics)
Module 4:       Librarianship and the Public Sphere
Week 7: February 19th
Guest speaker February 19th: Samantha Burdett, The Commodification of a Public Good: Public Libraries in Canada
Week 8: February 26th - No Class (Reading Week)

Module 5:       Professionalism, Values and Neutrality
Weeks 9 & 10: March 5th & 12th
Guest speaker March 5th: Prof. Donna Chan (the Special Libraries Association)
Guest speaker March 12th: Prof. Kirsti Nilsen (Diversity Issues)

Module 6:       Information Policy
Weeks 11 & 12: March 19th & 26th
Guest speaker March 19th: Wil Peekhaus (Information Privacy as a Policy Issue)
Module 7:       Globalization and International Issues
Week 13: April 2nd   
Module 8:       Postmodernism and Information
Week 14: April 9th
Guest speaker: Natasha Gerolami

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