This course provides an in-depth examination of information sources and services related to the humanities including performing arts, music, fine arts, literature, linguistics, philosophy, and religion. The course addresses information needs and behavior patterns of users seeking humanities information. Students will analyze and evaluate research dealing with information channels, research methods, and library service in their areas of professional interest (i.e., academic, public, school, or special library settings).
Increasingly, library users expect instant, virtual access to materials. While this course includes both print sources such as reference and trade books and electronic sources including bibliographic databases, government and organization websites, audio and video materials, and ebooks; emphasis is placed on how technology and specifically social media can be used to connect with users with information and provide high-quality service.
Photo: A woman demonstrates hand quilting as part of a cultural heritage event.