LIS 414 Special Libraries

This course surveys the history, staffing, organization, development, and future of special libraries-of multiple types-in North America. Specific attention will be given to examples of highly successful models of special library organization, staffing, and service, as well as to notable and common challenges associated with special libraries. Students will read and evaluate recent research describing the value of special libraries and examine comparative data describing special libraries in the U.S. and abroad.