Information Update - Fall 2001
Library to Teach Class in New MIT
- As participants in a new interdisciplinary major at The University of Scranton, the Weinberg Memorial Library faculty are currently designing a class which will be offered through the Media and Information Technology program. This new MIT major will equip students to work in careers that require both a knowledge of computer technology and effective communication skills. Career options could be in such diverse professions as web site design, multimedia technical writing and publications management.
- The class which the librarians will teach is entitled E-Research: Information-Seeking Skills and Strategies. This course will concentrate on the use of the Internet for research in a variety of fields, emphasizing online research techniques and effective online search strategies. Topics covered will include the organization of information; evaluation of information from web resources; types of online information resources; online periodical databases; the use of search engines; copyright and fair use issues; and citing electronic sources. The class should allow students to develop life-long learning skills that will allow them to effectively locate and evaluate information.
- Tentatively, the E-Research class will be offered in the Fall 2002 semester.