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"
An article from the Star Tribune points to today's college students being more religious than their parents (and showing increased participation in religious activities on campus). Quite ironic to read right after Bowling Alone! Especially interesting was the following: "Just as an earlier generation turned away from the 1950s conservatism of their parents, the millennial generation -- those currently in college -- may see a strong faith in God as a rebellion against their parents' religious apathy." Full article at http://www.startribune.com/stories/614/5721773.html