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SLIS 703 - Introduction to Information Sources and Services

Class Session: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Friday, December 07, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructor: Susan Rathbun-Grubb

Note: Please register for this course by August 17, 2018. Sections for this course: J50 (students living in SC); J91 (Other States Cohort); J92 (Other Countries Cohort). Sections J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition rate.


Course Description

Information transfer process in libraries, media centers, and other information agencies, including interpersonal communication; bibliographic control; selection, evaluation, and use of information resources; management of information services.


Online Session Information

There will be online sessions via Adobe Connect on Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. ET. Students may view the sessions live online or may view them at a later time; all students are responsible for the material covered. The Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of December 18, 2018, 5:25 pm (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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