Introduction to Libraries and the Information Industry

Code: LIBR1000

Course description

Prerequisite: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), general or advanced level, with grade 12 English OR successful completion of Mature Student Test. Library related experience is strongly recommended. Examine the role of libraries in an information society, explore how libraries provide access to information and study the organization and services of different types of libraries. You will also investigate the roles and functions of participants in the information industry. Required course. Prerequisite: You must satisfy the Program Admission Requirements.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022. Fall 2022 registration opens July 4, 2022.

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