IS 585 International Librarianship

Focuses on international librarianship (how librarians communicate on international issues) and how that differs from comparative librarianship (the comparative study of library services in specific contexts). Examines how concepts such as "one-world" and "free flow of information" are valid in the international information arena; the importance of internationalizing library education; the role of international information agencies and the need for formulating information policies. Local and regional issues relating to library and information science are studied in the context of global issues.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS585A
      Mon, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      CRN
      68412
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS585AO
      Mon, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Ellen Knutson
      CRN
      70377
      Length
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).