INLS 500 Section 1, Human Information Interactions - Fall 2011

Class Meets: Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 307 Manning Hall
Instructor: Deborah Barreau, Ph.D
Office: 206 Manning Hall
Telephone: 966-5042
Email: barreau(at)email(dot)unc(dot)edu
Office Hours: 1:00-2:00 Tuesday & 1:00-3:00 Thursday, other times by appointment or when my door is open.

Overview Outline Assignments Grading Scale Readings

This course is concerned with the behavioral, cognitive and affective activities of people as they interact with information, with particular emphasis on the roles of the information professionals who may mediate that interaction. It will provide an overview of the literature on peoples' recognition of their information needs, the actions they may take in resolving those needs, the roles of information professionals in supporting those actions, the use of information, the further dissemination of information, and the context of information interaction.