Director Jill Lichtsinn
200 LIBRARIES AND LITERACIES- 3 hours
This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills required to work in academic, school media, public and special libraries, as well as museums, archives, and other information professions. Students will analyze the roles these institutions play and the ethical, legal and security issues that exist in today’s digital society. Students will learn to locate, evaluate, and utilize information effectively, and the final project will require them to design a tutorial that integrates course concepts and demonstrates skills that can apply to a number of information professions.
202 TRANSLITERACY IN A DIGITAL WORLD - 3 hours
This course will examine the concept of transliteracy (the ability to design, communicate, and interact with digital content using multiple media) in various information settings. Students will assess the ways institutions use social media and web 2.0 tools in order to analyze the impact these tools continue to have. Through the use of productivity and information curating tools, along with an understanding of social media privacy and copyright concerns, students will become responsible transliterate citizens, capable of contributing to today’s participatory digital society.
certificate in Libraries and Literacies: Katharine Ings, coordinator; ENG 254, ENG 476; LIB 200; ENG 311 or LIB 202.