IS 510 Libraries, Information, and Society

Explores major issues in the library and information science professions as they involve their communities of users and sponsors. Analyzes specific situations that reflect the professional agenda of these fields, including intellectual freedom, community service, professional ethics, social responsibilities, intellectual property, literacy, historical and international models, the socio-cultural role of libraries and information agencies and professionalism in general, focusing in particular on the interrelationships among these issues.

Previously IS502.

  • Required core course – MS in Library and Information Science

Learning objectives

  • To introduce key issues in the relationship between information organizations (including libraries) and society.
  • To present current controversies and encourage analytical discussion of them.
  • To cultivate professional values in library/information services.
  • To improve critical reading, discussion, and presentation skills.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS510AO - Libraries Info and Society
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Alaine Martaus
      CRN
      73152
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS510BO - Libraries Info and Society
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Caroline Nappo
      CRN
      73153
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS510CO - Libraries Info and Society
      Fri, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Katherine Kritikos
      CRN
      70325
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS510DO - Libraries Info and Society
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Ellen Knutson
      CRN
      73989
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Summer 2020

    • IS502AO - Libraries Info and Society
      Wed/Fri, 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Terry Weech
      CRN
      39555
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS502AO2 - Libraries Info and Society
      Mon, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Caroline Nappo
      CRN
      39642
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS502AO3 - Libraries Info and Society
      Tue, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Joyce Latham
      CRN
      40541
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Spring 2020

    • IS502A - Libraries Info and Society
      Tue, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 126
      On-Campus
      Required core course for MS/LIS students.
      Instructor
      Maria Bonn
      CRN
      67580
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS502B - Libraries Info and Society
      Mon, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      Required core course for MS/LIS students.
      Instructor
      Terry Weech
      CRN
      67581
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS502C - Libraries Info and Society
      Tue, 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      Required core course for MS/LIS students.
      Instructor
      Terry Weech
      CRN
      67630
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS502D - Libraries Info and Society
      Wed, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      Required core course for MS/LIS students.
      Instructor
      Melissa Ocepek
      CRN
      70390
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS502AO - Libraries Info and Society
      Wed, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      Required core course for MS/LIS students.
      Instructors
      Inkyung Choi, Caroline Nappo
      CRN
      67428
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS502AO2 - Libraries Info and Society
      Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Required core course for MS/LIS students.
      Instructor
      Alaine Martaus
      CRN
      67494
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).