IS 518 Community Informatics

Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepares both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS518A
      Wed, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 53
      On-Campus
      All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Kathleen Williams
      CRN
      68404
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS518AO
      Mon, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online
      All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructor
      Kathleen Williams
      CRN
      71831
      Length
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).