Lisa G Fraser
Examines the purpose and role of public libraries in an information society. Includes governance, services, and planning with special emphasis on advocacy for the library and community.
This course will provide a solid foundation in the concepts of individual and institutional advocacy in the field of public librarianship. Instructional methods will include readings, discussion, case studies, reports and presentations. Guest speakers will provide insight to “real world” application of concepts.
My instructional philosophy is rooted in adult education principles that emphasize self-directed learning. I encourage students to take every opportunity to make the material relevant to their own professional goals.
Student learning goals
Students will understand the advocacy roles of the public library as an institution
Students will learn methods for successful advocacy within and outside the library organization
Students will develop an understanding of their own interests and strengths as advocates
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading