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Lisa G Fraser
LIS 586
Seattle Campus

Public Libraries and Advocacy

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lisa G Fraser
Date: 04/03/2009