Summer 2013 Questions

Library and Information Science

Comprehensive Exam Questions

Summer 2013

Question 1

  • Social media has been adopted in libraries, archives, and other information settings. Identify and describe two library and information functions or services in which social media can be used. For each function or service you’ve addressed, discuss benefits and challenges of social media from the perspectives of at least two of the six SLIS competencies, and describe best practices. Explain how the adoption of social media can transform models or principles in LIS. Conclude your research paper by explaining how social media will trigger changing roles of information professionals.

Question 2

  • The concept and use of space have changed in libraries and information centers. Write a research paper on the physical and virtual spaces in libraries and information centers in the 21st century.
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