Information Behaviour


INF2332H — Information Behaviour

Information behaviour is used to describe the many ways in which human beings interact with information, in particular the ways in which people seek and utilize information. An understanding of information behaviour is central to work in the information professions and knowledge-based industries. Practically speaking, an understanding of information behaviour helps information professionals to design information resources, systems, and services that are well-calibrated to the people who use them. This course draws upon the literature of Library and Information Science and related fields to offer a deep treatment of major theories, models, and concepts of information behaviour. Building upon this foundation, information behaviour is thoroughly analyzed from contemporary vantage points and within diverse populations and contexts.