LI802: Information-seeking Behavior and User-centered Services
LI802 presented the theories of information-seeking behavior and their application to user-centered services. Students researched and presented on a specific information-seeking behavior model so that all students could see the wide variety of models available. The Kuhlthau Method was a central focus throughout the course, and all students participated in a Kuhlthau simulation exercise that required them to research a topic for two hours and chart their progress in the Kuhlthau Method. The culminating project for this course was the creation and presentation of a subject guide that allowed students to pull together resources for a particular topic.
This assignment was my very first SLIM assignment where I applied research and information-seeking techniques to learn about the Radical Change Theory information-seeking behavior model. I chose The Radical Change Theory model because it focused on how children make connections with graphically-enhanced picture books and stories, and since I want to be a school librarian, I wanted to make connections between children and the digital age of which they are a part.