Academic libraries are an important part of higher education institutions and usually serve two complementary purposes: to support the curriculum and to support faculty and student research.

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SLIS:5041 College and University Libraries
SLIS:5700 Cultural Heritage
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior
SLIS:6330 Archives: Theory and Practice
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics
SLIS:5600 Reading Culture: History and Research in Print and Digital Media
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification