Week 1

Introduction to Libraries: Types of Information Organizations and Employers

"I only ask for information" (Charles Dickens. David Copperfield, ch. 20).

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it" (Samuel Johnson, 18 April, 1775).


First, closely read the orientation and syllabus located at the Course Homepage. Take notes. This week's quiz includes these two documents.

Read the following links:

What is Information and Why Study It? Read everything on this single site

Types of Libraries

Types of Jobs in Libraries

Types of Career Paths

Job Outlook: Library Technician Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-9 Be sure to read the first and third links which give you more information on the subject.

Ten Good Reasons to Use the Library

Library vs. Internet

General Background Links

Libraries Links
Library Science Links


Once you have completed all the readings for this week, please return to Canvas, click on the Quizzes link, and take the quiz for this week. If you are not satisfied with your score, take the quiz over again. This can be done multiple times.

Once you have taken the quiz and achieved a grade with which you are satisfied, return to Canvas and address the Discussion topic for the week. Then click on the next week of readings.

Prof. Colby Glass, MLIS