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Division of Lifelong Learning (2006/2007)
2.3 Library Studies


Introduction to Libraries

introduces students to the organization, functions, and services in various types of libraries. The course will also cover some aspects of the history of libraries, ethical considerations in library work (freedom of information and access, copyright), and collection development.


Technical Processing

explains the theory and practice of the various aspects of technical processing: acquisitions, cataloguing, classification, serials and circulation.



examines reference services, the reference interview and search strategies. Reference sources, materials and research methods will be examined.


Adult Services

covers library services directed towards adults, with an emphasis on the genres of fiction and non-fiction works, the promotion of literacy and leisure reading, and reference tools.


Children's Services

looks at fiction and information books appropriate for children from birth to teenage years. Coverage will include library publicity and the promotion of books through children's programming.


Computers in Libraries

is an introduction to the use of microcomputers in libraries. Section one explores microcomputers and their uses. Section two will introduce the use of computers in libraries such as integrated library systems, local area networks and CD/ROMSs. The course will provide students with a well-rounded review of current library technologies and issues.


Managing Libraries

is an introduction to the management function in the library setting, including job descriptions, policies and procedures, legal aspects, budgeting, organizational structure and interrelationships, and public relations.


Library Services for Business and Industry

focuses on the provision of library services to business and industry, with emphasis on specific strategies for providing information to business and industry users, the role of in-house information services and libraries, and the interaction between the library, management, and administration in business and industry settings.


Multimedia Operations in the Library Setting

covers current trends in the information revolution, and their effect on communications in the library setting. Students will be introduced to applications of multimedia to library work, including audiovisual resources, desktop publishing and other software, computer networking, and the creation of promotional materials. The course is intended to be a hands-on introduction to these applications.


Computers in Libraries II

is a continuation of topics covered in Library Studies 1606 with special reference to the Internet and World Wide Web.

Prerequisite: Library Studies 1606.


Directed Research/Project

allows students to develop and work on a research paper or project under the direction of a Library Studies instructor/facilitator, and with approval from the Advisory Committee.

Prerequisite(s): any two Library Studies courses below the 3000 level.


Special Topics in Library Studies

examines specific courses developed to meet particular needs, new topics, and current trends in library studies work.

Prerequisite(s): any two Library Studies courses below the 3000 level.