some communities the public library has been combined with the library
of a local public school, a community college, or a campus of the
state university. Identify
and discuss the issues that might arise when different kinds of
libraries are combined and are housed in the same facility.
researchers (including Brenda Dervin, Carol Kuhlthau and Robert
Taylor) have developed models that describe aspects of our users'
information behavior. Describe
one such model, not necessarily one of the three names above, and
discuss its application to information systems or services.
and differentiate between the concepts of ?cataloging? and
?metadata?. Discuss the relationship between them. Describe how
?cataloging? and ?metadata? have been applied to the
organization of digital resources and analyze the strengths and
limitations of each approach.
information seekers are exploring the Internet for information.
Discuss opportunities and challenges this poses to libraries and
information professionals and describe ways that libraries and
librarians have responded to this phenomenon.
his book Information and Information Systems, Michael Buckland
examines information from three different perspectives ? Information
as Thing, Information as Process, and Information as Knowledge.
Explain how each of these views of information affects the way
librarians provide information services.
the largest allocation of funds in a library budget is for staff.
Effective use of this substantial fiscal commitment to human resources
is a major responsibility of library managers. Discuss management
practices that contribute to utilizing the funds for staff to the
greatest advantage of the organization and of individual staff
and more libraries and information centers are offering users access
to electronic journals. Discuss a minimum of three issues that are
critical to the access to, acquisition and management of electronic
the advantages and disadvantages of information systems that support
retrieval through natural language user queries with information
systems that support retrieval through searching the fields of
the benefits and limitations of creating, storing, organizing and
retrieving archival materials in paper, microform, and digital form.
term mediator describes an information professional who assists,
guides, enables and otherwise intervenes in another person?s
information search process. How
do the issues of ethics, access, and confidentiality affect the way
formal mediators function? Draw examples from an environment of your