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S580: History of Libraries
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
School of Library and Information Science

From stone tablets to digital tablets, the history of libraries is a fascinating exploration of culture, politics, and society around the world. Whether exploring the great Library of Alexandria or rural libraries of the 1900s, there's something for everyone interested in understanding the impact libraries have had on life through history.

Regardless of whether you're interested in academic, school, public, corporate, health, and/or other special library settings, this course is a great elective. To plan and succeed in the future, we must learn from the past!

Instructor Information

Name - Annette Lamb, Ph.D.
Address - PO Box 206 Teasdale UT 84773 (I often travel during the semester)
Email - alamb@eduscapes.com or anlamb@iupui.edu (email for phone or video conferencing information)
Website - http://eduscapes.com

Course Description

From hidden walls in the libraries of Ancient China to book burnings of the 20th century, the history of libraries is filled with intrigue and adventure along with censorship and destruction. History has never been so relevant AND exciting!

This three-credit hour graduate course focuses on the development of libraries and information services from earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the library in relation to social, economic, cultural, and political trends.

This course will expand your thinking about the essential role of history in understanding academic, school, public, and/or special libraries. It will be taught entirely online including web-based readings and resources, threaded discussions, plus online presentations and activities.

Choices allow graduate students with varied backgrounds and interests to select activities that meet their professional needs. Each student will have the opportunity to examine a personal or professional area of interest within the history of libraries.

Complete Syllabus

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