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Library research guide for Human Information Behavior (17:610:510).

Course Description

Behavior vis-a-vis information as it bears on problems in library and information services and forms a theoretical and professional base for such services. Diverse contexts of information behavior; processes of information seeking, searching, using, and valuing. Assessment of studies of human information behavior in terms of relevance to library and information services.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand human information behavior, library and information science and the relationship between the two.
  • Read about, discuss and write about information behavior.
  • Recognize the differences between professional and scholarly literature. 
  • Identify information behavior in all aspects of life.
  • Record, analyze and conceptualize information behavior in professional settings.
  • Analyze specific research findings about information behavior in a variety of different contexts.
  • Facilitate the pursuit of a variety of information behaviors as an information professional.
  • Approach issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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