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Welcome to the LIS 2000 LibGuide

This Libguide supports MLIS LIS 2000: Understanding Information at the University of Pittsburgh. This Core Course provides an introduction to the major ideas and concerns of the information professions,  examines the formal communication of relevant ideas, information and knowledge, and explores the nature and role of organizations in which archivists and librarians work.

In this guide, you will find the following:

  • LIS-specific databases and journals
  • Books, ebooks, and websites pertinent to LIS 2000
  • Course syllabus and assignment information
  • Resources for research, writing, and citing
  • Resouces for professional development and organizations

Embedded Librarians

University Library System (ULS) librarians Marnie Hampton ( and Clare Withers ( offer the following services to core LIS courses:

  • Customized online resource LibGuides with links to readings, resources and services that support class learning objectives.
  • Reference services via email, in person or online by appointment. 
  • Short instructional videos that introduce subject specific reference tools.
  • Discussion board monitoring in LIS Core courses, commenting when appropriate.

Training & Workshops

Liaison Librarian

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Marian Hampton
207 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Skype Contact: marian.hampton

Children's Literature Liaison Librarian

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Clare Withers
G20 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7704 worksite
412 298-4037 cell