Instructor: Amy Jansen
Dates: May 4th through 31st, 2020
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
The purpose of this course is to familiarize academic librarians who work with both Business faculty and students – including, but not limited to, Accounting, Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing, & Sports Management – with best practices for the process of finding, retrieving, organizing, evaluating, using, and distributing information both in print and electronic formats. They will learn to identify and locate major and trusted sources for business reference and information. Course participants will also learn how to assist users in conducting business research effectively using a variety of resources, depending on their institutional access, from open access and public web sources to highly specialized databases.
This course will span four weeks, organized by module, and cover the evolving role of business reference, examine monographs, content aggregators, databases, and periodicals in business fields, evaluate specialized databases that can be useful for business research, and introduce participants to intellectual property and competitive intelligence topics.
Amy Jansen has served as a liaison librarian to business schools at two universities and truly enjoys academic business research and its complexities. She is intrigued by real world applications of business information, especially competitive intelligence and intellectual property issues. Amy started out her career in LIS as a library software trainer and has worked for both small liberal arts colleges as well as a major research university. She stumbled into the role of Business librarian and has been hooked ever since. She has an MA in Women’s & Gender Studies from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
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