The proposed course (INF2195H — Special Topics in Information Studies: Libraries, Archives, Museums: Intersections and Tensions) will compare the traditions, theories, and perspectives of LAMs, focusing on:
- the evolution of LAMS from the early modern period to the present day;
- key concepts of library science, archival studies and museum studies;
- professional ethics and values across LAMs;
- representation and interpretation across LAMs
- user engagement and meaning-making across LAMs;
- LAMs as physical and virtual spaces;
- collaboration and convergence across LAMs;
- the repositioning of LAMs as agents of social change in general and in response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in particular.
Pre-requisite: For full-time students: successful completion of year 1 of either: the CRO or the MMSt or MI program. For part-time students: successful completion of 4 F.C.E.s in the CRO, or the MMSt or MI program.
Note: Effective fall 2020, the course is a regular course, INF2185H.