BMS389H1: Libraries, Special Collections, and Archives


This course takes a hands-on approach to introduce students to different types of printed and manuscript primary and secondary sources. Students will learn to apply information literacy concepts, and library and archival theories to the analysis, critique, evaluation, and use of materials drawn from the University of Toronto’s collections of library, rare book, and archival materials.

This course will touch on current topics within information literacy, including, but not limited to, digitization, the ethical collection and use of oral and written information; post-colonial practices; racial, cultural, and gender representations; and archival neutrality.

SMC300H1 (Special Topics in Book and Media Studies I: Libraries, Special Collections and Archives), offered in Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Fall 2018 and Fall 2019
Society and its Institutions (3)