The purpose of this seminar is to explore an important topic in library and information studies in depth — in all its intertwined historical, cultural, philosophical, and political aspects — through a graduate reading/discussion seminar. The topic varies each time the course is taught; this time around, we will focus on "libraries and community"
Did anyone go to the Plan 2008 event last month? My students were asked to go to it for the lead course in our FIG, but I never heard much about it. For their other course, they are preparing an exhibit (of their own design!) about community at UW. It will be displayed in Memorial Union in early December. When I know more about the actual exhibit and display period, I can fill in those who are interested. Then we can all see how a group of first year students defined and represented community on campus.