Behavior vis-a-vis information as it bears on problems in library and information services and forms a theoretical and professional base for such services. Diverse contexts of information behavior; processes of information seeking, searching, using, and valuing. Assessment of studies of human information behavior in terms of relevance to library and information services.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand human information behavior, library and information science and the relationship between the two.
- Read about, discuss and write about information behavior.
- Recognize the differences between professional and scholarly literature.
- Identify information behavior in all aspects of life.
- Record, analyze and conceptualize information behavior in professional settings.
- Analyze specific research findings about information behavior in a variety of different contexts.
- Facilitate the pursuit of a variety of information behaviors as an information professional.
- Approach issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.