A six week online course about the foundations of library science, designed to meet the requirements of the Library Support Staff Certification. This course covers introductory information on library missions, types of libraries, areas and departments, professional values and ethics, library governance, funding, library cooperation, diversity in user needs, resources, and a services, marketing, outreach, professional development and professional associations. Students will complete an annotated bibliography assignment that requires selecting, evaluating and annotating a variety of sources on a student selected topic. At the end of the course students will complete an annotated bibliography on a topic relevant to their library, which will includes 10 sources in a variety of formats that can be used to explain the topic to library staff and users and/or implement changes.
Jessica E. Moyer
Jessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Moyer has taught reference and readers' advisory courses for the LIS programs at the University of St. Catherine, San Jose State, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well and continuing education courses for the American Library Association. She is the author of Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (American Library Association, 2008), co-editor of The Readers Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) and editor of the Integrated Advisory Services (Library Unlimited 2010). Website