LIB 227: Mapping Information World


This course familiarizes students with the wider world of information and research. Students become familiar with various issues related to the "information society" as well as the world of research. Specifically, the course addresses the impact of information in our lives, the life cycle and characteristics of information as it transforms in different publication formats, use and selection of information tools based on the nature of research need, the explosion and implications of web 2.0 technology, and ethical issues in the use of information with specific reference to issues of plagiarism and proper citation.


LIB 227 Outcomes

Students who successfully complete LIB 227 will be able to...

  • Describe the difference between information and knowledge, the various characteristics of information, and the implications of living in an 'information society
  • Explain the nature of information cycle and how this is reflected in the way information progresses in the publishing world
  • Identify appropriate research tools or resources based on specific research objectives
  • Define Web 2.0 and social networking, as well as explain and analyze trends and implications of living in a social networking environment
  • Define and identify issues of plagiarism along with the need to cite sources using the appropriate citation guidelines.