Spring 2022

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Community Engagement and Services

Unique ID: 28240


03:30 PM - 06:30 PM  Off Campus

Class meetings to be held off campus at Austin Public Library's downtown branch - 710 E. Cesar Chavez St.

In Person


Explores the role of library and information organizations in communities, with a focus on building community relationships, engagement, and outreach.


This course is designed to provide students with the ability to define and explore the concepts of community, community ownership, and community engagement; situate the library within the ecology of a community to identify existing and potential partners and inform the development of library programs and services; apply principles of message design, marketing, and public relations to the development of professional media and products for outreach and advocacy; and identify theories of interpersonal communication and how these apply to personal growth and the subsequent development of community relationships.



Graduate standing.


Restricted to graduate degree seekers in the School of Information during registration periods 1 and 2.
Remaining seats will be made available to outside students on January 13th.
In the meantime, interested non-iSchool students may request a seat reservation by completing this Registration Support Questionnaire.