The class is oriented towards professionals with some experience in librarianship (including paraprofessionals). A background in librarianship is not required, but recommended.
There are two short videos which will give you an introduction to how the class will run and what it will be about. See:
Introduction to the Master Class http://vimeo.com/68302323
Introduction to New Librarianship http://vimeo.com/49680667
When purchasing the book "Atlas of New Librarianship" from the MIT Press website (http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Any questions, please feel free to contact iMOOC@syr.edu.