$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)
July 1 - July 31, 2013 - PDPs: 15
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you work in a public, academic or corporate library, you may be asked
for help with investment research questions. In public libraries, many
patrons are facing difficult financial planning choices and are looking
for the best resources to guide their decisions. In academic libraries,
students taking finance, accounting and strategic management courses are
also looking for help with research strategies and sources in the
investment area. In corporate libraries you may be asked to compile
dossiers on companies and industries to guide investment choices.
Over a four week period, this course provides resources to understand
basic concepts in investment research and helps you learn to strategies
to optimize your research. Topics covered include personal finance,
real estate, banking products, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, other
retirement funds, insurance, and taxation.
Sources explored in the course will include major free web resources,
such as Edgar, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's free
database, the government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, and FINRA, the
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s website, and the U.S. Census
website. The workshop will also include trial logins from Mergent Online
and other selected business databases.
Students will work on case studies of various research examples to
gain a good understanding of how to tackle basic investment research
questions typically found in library work and will be able to share
their responses with colleagues via the discussion list. Students will
also focus on a short library or research project of interest to them
and complete it over the course of the four weeks. A bibliography of
further reading in business research will be made available via the
course. Time commitment: approximately 15 hours total or about 3.75
hours per week.
Sharon Radcliff (MLIS, MA) has been the business librarian at Saint
Mary's College in Moraga, California for the past eleven years. She has
also taught Business Research 101 and 102 at Simmons Graduate School of
Library Science and English reading, writing and information literacy
courses at various Bay Area colleges for the past several years.
Please note: While we try to be as accurate as we can be with
our workshop descriptions, please contact GSLIS CE or the workshop
instructor to ensure that the class meets your expectations for content,
format, rigor, etc.
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or call (617) 521-2803