College & University Libraries

College & University Libraries

An overview of contemporary issues impacting libraries located at institutions of higher education spanning community colleges to large research universities. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: * changes in the higher education environment in the US: state funding, for profits, MOOCs, new campus populations and their needs, safety issues, etc. *pressures to provide evidence for student learning or retention and more broadly conveying the mission and value of the library to decision makers on campus * the role of libraries in helping researchers manage research data including an overview of federal rules, funder regulations, data management consulting and professional associations that support librarians in this work * library roles in promoting copyright education, open access, institutional repository use, open textbooks, etc. *involving libraries in campus diversity initiatives/efforts and more broadly involving the campus library in the social life of the campus * trends in campus library space use: material storage v. user space; partnering with other campus service groups

Class Name College & University Libraries
Host School The University of Wisconsin - Madison SLIS
Class Identifier 722
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Margaret Smith
Course Tool (Online) Canvas
Class Description An overview of contemporary issues impacting libraries located at institutions of higher education spanning community colleges to large research universities. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: * changes in the higher education environment in the US: state funding, for profits, MOOCs, new campus populations and their needs, safety issues, etc. *pressures to provide evidence for student learning or retention and more broadly conveying the mission and value of the library to decision makers on campus * the role of libraries in helping researchers manage research data including an overview of federal rules, funder regulations, data management consulting and professional associations that support librarians in this work * library roles in promoting copyright education, open access, institutional repository use, open textbooks, etc. *involving libraries in campus diversity initiatives/efforts and more broadly involving the campus library in the social life of the campus * trends in campus library space use: material storage v. user space; partnering with other campus service groups
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date January 22nd, 2019 - May 3rd, 2019
Start and End Time
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Days of Week
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Last Add Day January 22nd, 2019
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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