This career pathway involves helping users define and articulate their information needs and requires mastery of a wide range of information tools and retrieval techniques for answering users' questions, as well as proficiency in evaluating and selecting information sources and services. Instructing users in the retrieval and evaluation of information is also central to this specialization. This pathway also involves designing tools to facilitate users' access to information and tutorials to enhance their information literacy skills. Read more about the Information Intermediation and Instruction career pathways.
All students in the Post-Master's Certificate Program must start the program by completing the following one-unit course that introduces them to our School's sophisticated online learning environment: Online Social Neworking: Technology and Tools.
Students in the Information Intermediation and Instruction pathway complete the two foundational courses listed below, and then have options for the remaining three courses.
- Libr 210: Reference and Information Services
- Libr 287: The Hyperlinked Library– Emerging trends, Emerging technologies
Select three classes from:
- Libr 246 Information Technology Tools and Applications: Advanced (Sections on Web 2.0; virtual services)
- Libr 250: Design and Implementation of Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals: Non K-12
- Libr 250: Teaching in an Exclusively Virtual Environment
- Libr 275: Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
- Libr 281: Diversity Issues in Information Environments
- Libr 287 Information Literacy
- Libr 287: Web Searching
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Courses are regularly updated to ensure they include the most current content possible. When you are enrolled in a course, you'll have access to the current syllabus for that course, before it begins. You are not required to meet prerequisites but the instructors will expect you to keep up with the class.