This course provides an in-depth examination of information sources and services related to science and technology including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics including applied areas such as medicine. The course addresses information needs and behavior patterns of users seeking science and technology 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: Children learn about trees from a U.S. Forest Service Representative.