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IS 199 Database Concepts and Applications

Introduction to database technology concepts and architecture. Explore data types and reading/writing database layout descriptions. Discussion of database ethics and privacy concerns. Comparison of different database systems a user might encounter including RDBMS, XML/RDF/JSON, NOSQL, and Graph database systems.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS199DCA Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Craig Evans 70526

IS 202 Social Aspects of Information Technology

Explores the way in which information technologies have and are transforming society and how these affect a range of social, political and economic issues from the individual to societal levels.

This course satisfies the campus undergraduate Social and Behavioral Science requirement.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS202AD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 66607
    • IS202AD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 66608
    • IS202AD3 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox 66610
    • IS202AD4 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox 66611
    • IS202AD5 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 66606
    • IS202AD6 Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 66609
    • IS202AE1 Mon/Wed 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 66612
    • IS202BD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 68817
    • IS202BD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 68818
    • IS202BD3 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 70214
    • IS202BD4 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68819
    • IS202BD5 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 68820
    • IS202BD6 Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 70217
    • IS202BE1 Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68816
  • Fall 2019

    • IS202AD1 Thu 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Susan Liepert, Lori Kendall 68248
    • IS202AD2 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Aiko Takazawa, Lori Kendall 68249
    • IS202AD3 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Aiko Takazawa 68250
    • IS202AD4 Fri 9:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus Dianah Kacunguzi, Lori Kendall 68251
    • IS202AD5 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Dianah Kacunguzi 68252
    • IS202AD6 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Susan Liepert 68253
    • IS202AL1 Mon/Wed 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68247
  • Spring 2019

    • IS202AD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Dianah Kacunguzi 66607
    • IS202AD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Dianah Kacunguzi 66608
    • IS202AD4 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Katherine Kritikos 66610
    • IS202AD5 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Katherine Kritikos 66611
    • IS202AD6 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Katherine Kritikos 66606
    • IS202AE1 Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 66612
    • IS202BD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Kinyetta Nance, Emily Knox 68817
    • IS202BD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Kinyetta Nance, Emily Knox 68818
    • IS202BD3 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lettycia Terrones, Emily Knox 68819
    • IS202BD4 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lettycia Terrones, Emily Knox 68820
    • IS202BE1 Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox 68816

IS 266 Community Innovation

How do communities contribute to transformative, world-changing innovations? Why is their participation indispensable for fostering change? And what makes change ultimately transformative across diverse spaces and time? Community Innovation explores how engagement with interdisciplinary communities and collaborations, as well as histories of globally-changing local innovations from the Illinois were critical to fostering and sustaining new social and technical practices across space and time.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS266A Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Anita Chan 70448

IS 351 Design of Usable Information Interfaces

Examines issues of Human Computer Interaction and the design of better computer interfaces.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS351A Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Jeffrey Ginger 70127
  • Fall 2019

    • IS351A Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Jeffrey Ginger 68246

IS 390CC Computers and Culture

Explores cultural ideas about computers, including hopes and fears about the effects of computers on our lives. Will analyze images of computers in fiction and movies. The course will also examine hackers, online subcultures, and other computer-related subcultures, and the integration of computers into various cultural practices.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 66789
  • Fall 2019

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 68256
  • Spring 2019

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 66789

IS 390RGI Race, Gender, and Information Technology

Examines the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are shaped by -- and help to shape -- social relations of race and gender.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS390RGI Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Jamillah Gabriel 67932

IS 390W1A Web Technologies & Techniques

This course provides an introduction to the technologies behind the Web. Topics covered include: hypertext, hypermedia, the history of the Web, the role of Web standards and their impact on the development of Web resources. The course introduces principles of Web design and usability. Students will gain an understanding how the Web works and how to design, construct, evaluate, and maintain Web-based materials.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS390W1A Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus David Hopping 67703
  • Fall 2019

    • IS390W1A On-Campus 71876
  • Spring 2019

    • IS390W1A Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus David Hopping 67703

IS 403 Literature and Resources for Children

Evaluation, selection and use of books and other resources for children (ages 0-14) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for print and non-print materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote materials according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to children's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Spring 2020

    • IS403AGO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 70491
    • IS403AUO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 70719
  • Fall 2019

    • IS403AG Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 68266
    • IS403AU Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 68794

IS 404 Literature and Resources for Young Adults

Evaluation, selection and use of books and other resources for young adults (ages 12-18) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for print and non-print materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote materials according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to young adults' various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Spring 2020

    • IS404AGO Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Rachel Magee 67559
    • IS404AUO Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Rachel Magee 70718
  • Fall 2019

    • IS404AG Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 71807
    • IS404AU Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 71808
  • Spring 2019

    • IS404AO Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 67559

IS 409 Storytelling

Fundamental principles of the art of storytelling including techniques of adaptation and presentation; content and sources of materials; methods of learning; practice in storytelling; planning the story hour for school and public libraries and other public information settings; and audio, video, and digital media.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS409AG Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67373
    • IS409AU Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67641
  • Summer 2019

    • IS409AO Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathleen McDowell 40252
  • Spring 2019

    • IS409AG Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67373
    • IS409AU Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67641
    • IS409AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Douglas Lipman 67560

IS 418 Community Engagement

Community engagement refers to the multiple ways that information professionals in libraries and other settings learn about, collaborate with, and provide service and outreach to community members. Provides an introduction to, and overview of, community engagement theory and practice. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS418AGO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 67491
    • IS418AUO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 70721
  • Fall 2019

    • IS418AG Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 70369
    • IS418AU Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 70370
  • Spring 2019

    • IS418AG Tue 3:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 66838
    • IS418AU Tue 3:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67654
    • IS418AO Tue 3:00 pm - 5:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 67491

IS 445 Information Books and Resources for Youth

Evaluation, selection and use of information books and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for factual print and nonprint materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote nonfiction books and resources according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Spring 2020

    • IS445AO Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Judith Moreillon 67427
  • Summer 2019

    • IS445AO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Judith Moreillon 39546
  • Spring 2019

    • IS445AG Wed 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Bush 67376
    • IS445AU Wed 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Bush 67655
    • IS445AO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Online Elizabeth Bush 67427

IS 446 Fantasy Literature and Media for Youth

The selection and evaluation of historical and contemporary fantasy literature and media for library collections aimed at children and young adults. Texts examined will include books, movies, and games.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS446AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Elizabeth Hoiem 71809

IS 451 Introduction to Network Information Systems

Hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information environments. The course steps students through choosing, installing, and managing computer hardware and operating systems, as well as networking hardware and software. The course also explores alternatives for administering IT and how to assess emerging technologies and their applicability to library settings. While students are expected to have basic computer competencies per the School of Information Sciences admissions requirements, the goal of the course is to provide practical detailed knowledge of the technology for all levels of competency. The primary objective is to provide a conceptual understanding of the topics of the day through concrete hands-on examples of implementation. By learning the underlying concepts, students will be better prepared to help design networked systems that not only work well today, but also develop systems that can be easily adapted for the needs and technologies of tomorrow.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS451AG Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67556
    • IS451AU Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67656
    • IS451AO Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 67562
  • Fall 2019

    • IS451A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 68267
  • Summer 2019

    • IS451AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Adam Rusch 40253
  • Spring 2019

    • IS451A Wed 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67556
    • IS451AO Wed 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm Online Martin Wolske 67562

IS 452 Foundations of Information Processing

Covers common data, document processing, and programming constructs and concepts. Focuses on problem solving and abstraction with a programming language. By the end of the course students will be able to design, develop and test a moderately complex computer program to manage full text, bibliographic records or multimedia. The course prepares students for working with applications in data analytics, data science, digital libraries, text mining and knowledge management. No prior programming background is assumed.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS452AG Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67563
    • IS452AU Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67657
    • IS452AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 67565
  • Fall 2019

    • IS452A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes, Sunny Katiyar 68257
    • IS452AO2 Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jill Naiman, Diptendra Bagchi 71858
    • IS452AO Online 68947
  • Summer 2019

    • IS452AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 39547
  • Spring 2019

    • IS452AG Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Philip Bosch 67563
    • IS452AU Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Philip Bosch 67657
    • IS452AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 67565

IS 453 Systems Analysis and Management

This is an introductory course in systems analysis for computer-based information systems. Systems analysts are primarily responsible for eliciting user requirements, proposing a systems solution that meets those requirements, creating a model of the requirements and a proposed solution that can be understood by both system users and system developers. Systems analysts also get involved in project identification, planning, management, supervision of detailed system design and supervision of system construction. While this course will specifically emphasize systems analysis for LIS applications, the knowledge, tools and techniques that are covered in the course would be equally applicable to other disciplines. The audience for this course includes anyone who is interested in the analysis and preliminary design of computer-based information systems.

IS 455 Database Design and Prototyping

Previously IS 490DBO.

The course provides students with both theoretical and practical training in good database design. By the end of the course students will create a conceptual data model using entity-relationship diagrams, understand the importance of referential integrity and how to enforce data integrity constraints when creating a database. Students will be proficient in writing basic queries in the structured query language (SQL) and have a general understanding of relational database theory including normalization.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS455AGO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 70131
    • IS455AUO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 70722
  • Fall 2019

    • IS455A Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Catherine Blake, Yun Huang, Joo Ho Lee 71895
    • IS455AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 71897

IS 456 Information Storage and Retrieval

Introduces problems of document representation, information need specification, and query processing. Describes the theories, models, and current research aimed at solving those problems. Primary focus is on bibliographic, text, and multimedia records.

IS 457 Introduction to Data Science

This course introduces students to data science approaches that have emerged from recent advances in programming and computing technology. They will learn to collect and use data from a variety of sources, including the web, in a modern statistical inference and visualization paradigm. The course will be based in the programming language R, but will also use HTML, regular expressions, basic Unix tools, XML, and SQL. Supervised and unsupervised statistical learning techniques made possible by recent advances in computing power will also be covered.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS457AG Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67407
    • IS457AU Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67659
  • Fall 2019

    • IS457AG Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden, Weiting Li 70320
    • IS457AO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online 70900
    • IS457AU Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden, Weiting Li 70321
  • Spring 2019

    • IS457AG Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67407
    • IS457AU Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67659
    • IS457AO Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Online Victoria Stodden 69487

IS 458 Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Provides an introduction to learning theories and instructional methods used in a variety of information settings, including libraries, archives, museums, online, and educational environments. Includes an overview of theoretical and applied research and discusses relevant issues and concepts. Students will have an opportunity to design and present an instructional program.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS458AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 66866
  • Fall 2019

    • IS458AG Wed 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Merinda Hensley 70322
    • IS458AO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 68948
    • IS458AU Wed 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Merinda Hensley 70323
  • Summer 2019

    • IS458AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 39550
  • Spring 2019

    • IS458AO Mon 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 66866

IS 461 Museum Informatics

The course examines various ways that information technologies are and might be used in museums and other cultural heritage settings. Museum websites, visitor apps, interactive exhibits, and uses of digitized and federated collections are explored. Students gain an introduction to Design Thinking by working on a final project that involves the development of a novel computational resource. Students are encouraged to approach class topics from their individual backgrounds in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS461AGO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Richard Urban 67410
    • IS461AUO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Richard Urban 70756
  • Spring 2019

    • IS461AG Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm On-Campus Michael Twidale 67408
    • IS461AU Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm On-Campus Michael Twidale 67660
    • IS461AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Richard Urban 67410

IS 462 Information Assurance

The course provides an introduction to the concepts, technologies, practices and challenges of Information Assurance. It takes a broad view of Information Security and Privacy and covers the essential principles for the protection of information systems; the relevant technologies; organizational concerns; policies, human aspects; legal approaches; criminology; and ethical issues. Students will gain an appreciation for the difficulty of designing, developing, deploying and maintaining information systems, services and software products that are secure and comply with expectations of security and privacy.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS462AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Masooda Bashir 69151
  • Spring 2019

    • IS462AO Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Masooda Bashir 69151

IS 490CI Community Informatics Studio

Studio-based learning methods, which are common in art and architectural education, are used to help students address a real-world problem or 'case' within a social justice framework. Working in teams and mentored by the instructor and experts, students will learn how to 'be a professional' in an environment in which process is as important as project.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490CIG Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67483
    • IS490CIU Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 70724

IS 490DA Database Administration and Scaling for IS

Requires Instructor approval, please email John Weible at jweible@illinois.edu. The course incorporates aspects of database administration and systems architecture relevant to computational information science work. Given the rise of NOSQL systems and big data trends in analytics, the course will explore and compare several types of scalable database engines. Develops practical skills and representative tools for providing reliable and efficient DBMS infrastructure to support activities like data analytics within a context of production systems. Student teams will experiment and present findings to the class.  Prerequisites: prior knowledge of SQL and DB design similar to IS490DB plus comfort with command-line tools and installing complex software.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS490 DA Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Thomas Habing, John Weible 69372

IS 490DB Introduction to Databases

The course provides students with both theoretical and practical training in good database design. By the end of the course students will create a conceptual data model using entity-relationship diagrams, understand the importance of referential integrity and how to enforce data integrity constraints when creating a database. Students will be proficient in writing basic queries in the structured query language (SQL) and have a general understanding of relational database theory including normalization. 

  • Summer 2019

    • IS490DBO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 39603
  • Spring 2019

    • IS490DB Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Tatum Hawkins 67397

IS 490EG E-Government

This course examines the strategies, practices, and technologies of electronic government. Governments worldwide are integrating computer-based technologies into the centerfold of public administrative reforms to digitize the delivery of services and the process of governing. E-Government relies on information technology (IT) to automate and transform the processes to service citizens, businesses, governments, and other constituents. The course focuses on understanding models of delivering services through IT-enabled processes, open government, security issues, technologies, and economic evaluation. The course will feature emerging topics on Smart Cities and Internet of Things and the development of next generation broadband Internet networks. Lessons learned in the course can be applied to public organizations, nonprofit organizations, and civil society.

IS 490GH Global Health Informatics

The course will examine the current state of global health informatics from both a local and global perspective, including opportunities and challenges. Focus will be placed on the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems, with a particular emphasis on large international open-source initiatives and the use of mobile devices. Guest speakers will share their experiences with WHO, cell phone based education, and regulatory issues. No programming or statistical experience is required.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490GHG Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Ian Brooks 71994
    • IS490GHU Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Ian Brooks 71995

IS 490GI Geographic Information Systems

This course introduces geographic information systems in the broader context of information management in business, government, and civil society. It highlights the importance of location and information about location across these realms. In addition to substantial hands-on work with traditional geographic information systems software, the course will provide exposure to other systems of people, processes, hardware, and software for collecting, managing, analyzing, and visualizing information about locations on the surface of the earth.

IS 490IL Informal Learning Spaces and Pegagogies

This course will explore informal learning as it occurs in a variety of contexts, including libraries, museums & makerspaces. After a brief review of existing literature on the spectrum of formal, semi-formal & informal learning, students will spend time working on prompts from partner organizations from the local community to reflect on their own learning process, evaluate curriculum, develop lesson plans & compare models of assessment that intersect w/social science research methods. Furthermore, the course will draw upon scholarship in fields related to User Experience & Interaction Design. Participants will be taught to make digital & physical mockups for use in areas such as application development, the design of technology learning spaces, workshop models or interactive museum exhibits. Our focus will be less on reading/writing & more on deliverables recognized in related education-oriented fields like multi-media reports, online tutorials & live presentations or instruction.

IS 490IS Fundamentals of Information Security

This course will provide a comprehensive review of information security concepts and industry best practices, covering the 8 domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, Software Development Security. Students will be prepared to take and pass the CISSP exam at their own expense upon completion of this course.

IS 490IT Entrepreneurial Information Technology Design

Introduces students to a range of rapid prototyping techniques and methods to analyze needs, opportunities and design spaces. Students will work in teams to develop ideas for novel computational devices or applications to meet identified needs. Covers the interlinked entrepreneurial skills of identifying an unmet need, exploiting technological opportunities, exploring a design space to refine an idea, and communicating a design vision through demonstrations with prototypes and proofs of concept. This enables developers to show how their envisaged working interactive technology will be used productively in a particular real-life context. Communicating the vision of computational devices is a challenge because dynamic use in context is hard for people other than the device's developers to imagine. The ability to produce convincing, clear, powerful demonstrations even at the early stages of a project is a highly valuable entrepreneurial skill, and also highly applicable within an organization. Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS490ITG Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Michael Twidale 67398
    • IS490ITU Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Michael Twidale 67661

IS 490PD Playful Design Methods

In this immersive and experiential course, students consider "playfulness" as a key aspect of design methodologies and practices. Looking closely at the philosophical, social, and relational dynamics of play from multiple disciplinary angles, students will explore how playful approaches to design thinking and other design methodologies can encourage collaboration, engagement, and emergent, transformative solutions to a range of challenges that face us in our rapidly-changing, information-based culture.  The course aims to build student competency in design methods through a sequence of project experiences arising from a deep consideration of play.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490PDG Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69287
    • IS490PDU Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69288
  • Spring 2019

    • IS490PDG Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69287
    • IS490PDU Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69288

IS 490RB Foundations of Data Science

This course will build a practical foundation for data science by teaching students basic tools and techniques that can scale to large computational systems and massive data sets. Students will first learn how to work at a Unix command prompt before learning about source code control software like git and the GitHub site. Next, the Python programming language will be covered, with a focus on specific aspects of the language and associated Python modules that are relevant for Data Science. Python will be introduced and used primarily via the IPython (or Jupyter) Notebooks, and will cover the Numpy, Scipy, MatPlotlib, Pandas, Seaborn, and scikit_learn Python modules. These capabilities will be demonstrated through simple data science tasks such as obtaining data, cleaning data, visualizing data, and basic data analysis.

IS 490RB2 Advanced Data Science

This course will introduce advanced data science concepts by building on the foundational concepts presented in IS 490RB - Foundations of Data Science. Students will first learn how to perform more statistical data exploration and constructing and evaluating statistical models. Next, students will learn machine learning techniques including supervised and unsupervised learning, dimensional reduction, and cluster finding. An emphasis will be placed on the practical application of these techniques to high-dimensional numerical data, time series data, image data, and text data. Finally, students will learn to use relational databases and cloud computing software components such as Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL data stores. Students must have access to a fairly modern computer, ideally that supports hardware virtualization, on which they can install software.

IS 490SC Social Computing

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, methods, technologies and applications of social computing. Students learn about this emerging discipline from two perspectives: First, basic principles of collective information production and processing, and methods for studying these principles. Topics include prediction markets, games with a purpose, open source software development, social media, social networks, information visualization, and online games. Second, socio-technical aspects of the design and usage of respective technologies. This includes participation, privacy and security. Students learn how to solve problems in social computing in a systematic and rigorous fashion. At the end of the course, students will be able to design, manage and execute social computing projects for scholarly and commercial use, and to critically assess work in this area.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490SCG Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Yun Huang 70533
    • IS490SCU Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Yun Huang 70725

IS 490SM Social Media and Global Change

This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490SMG Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71810
    • IS490SMU Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71811

IS 490TE Introduction to Technology in LIS

This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of technology in library and information science (LIS). Following an overview of information system concepts, terminology and usage in organizations, there will be discussions covering a wide variety of topics including hardware and software, systems development (traditional and modern methods), programming languages, databases and the internet. Special attention will be paid to the knowledge and skills needed to succeed at the iSchool (servers, file access and management, office software, markup languages, website design and development, etc.) and LIS professional settings. Application of concepts is key. Readings will be supplemented with hands-on exercises and collaborative projects.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490TEO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Amanda McLellan 68950

IS 490TL Teen Library Programs

This course examines youth services by surveying how libraries and other organizations serving youth meet young people?s developmental, informational, social, personal, and cultural needs through programs. The course will provide practical experience and theoretical knowledge for understanding the value and impact of library programs for teens; strategies, techniques, and resources for developing programs; approaches for ensuring programs are relevant to service communities; and methods for assessment and evaluation of program success.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490TLO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Rachel Magee 70441

IS 490YS Youth Services Community Engagement

This service-learning course will examine youth services by exploring how young people's information and educational needs are met by community institutions and organizations. We will draw upon youth services librarianship and youth informatics concepts to explore youth informatics in after school programs, community center programs, and other institutions that serve young people. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490YSO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Rachel Magee 68957

IS 501 Information Organization and Access

Emphasizes information organization and access in settings and systems of different kinds. Traces the information transfer process from the generation of knowledge through its storage and use in both print and non-print formats. Consideration will be given to the creation of information systems: the principles and practice of selection and preservation, methods of organizing information for retrieval and display, the operation of organizations that provide information services, and the information service needs of various user communities.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS501A Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm On-Campus Karen Wickett 67597
    • IS501AO Tue 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Online Vetle Torvik 67599
  • Fall 2019

    • IS501A1 Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox, David Dubin 68849
    • IS501AO2 Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre, Sharon Comstock, DeAnza Williams 68959
    • IS501AO3 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Inkyung Choi, RaShauna Wright 68969
    • IS501AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online J Downie, Inkyung Choi, Ruohua Han 68958
    • IS501B1 Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek, Qingxiao Zheng 68850
    • IS501C1 Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Karen Wickett, Jamillah Gabriel 68853
    • IS501D1 Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 72252
  • Spring 2019

    • IS501A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus David Dubin, Jodi Schneider 67597
    • IS501AO Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Linda Smith 67599
    • IS501AO2 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Linda Smith 67600

IS 502 Libraries, Information, and Society

Explores major issues in the library and information science professions as they involve their communities of users and sponsors. Analyzes specific situations that reflect the professional agenda of these fields, including intellectual freedom, community service, professional ethics, social responsibilities, intellectual property, literacy, historical and international models, the socio-cultural role of libraries and information agencies and professionalism in general, focusing in particular on the interrelationships among these issues.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS502A Tue 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox, Maria Bonn 67580
    • IS502B Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67581
    • IS502C Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67630
    • IS502D Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 70390
    • IS502AO Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Inkyung Choi, Sharon Comstock 67428
    • IS502AO2 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Alaine Martaus 67494
  • Fall 2019

    • IS502AO Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Terry Weech 68961
    • IS502A Thu 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Bonnie Mak 68854
  • Summer 2019

    • IS502AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online Terry Weech 39555
    • IS502AO2 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online DeAnza Williams, Mary Mabbott 39642
  • Spring 2019

    • IS502A Tue 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67580
    • IS502AO Mon 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Melissa Ocepek 67428
    • IS502AO2 Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Alaine Martaus, Kyungwon Koh 67494
    • IS502AO3 Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Maria Bonn 66791
    • IS502B Wed 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Bonnie Mak 67581
    • IS502C Thu 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67630

IS 503 Use and Users of Information

Explores information needs and uses at a general level, addressing formal and informal information channels, barriers to information, issues of value, and impacts of technology. Examines information seeking practices of particular communities and within various environments, introducing recent approaches to user-centered system design and digital library development. Provides an overview of methods that can be used to study information needs, information seeking behavior, and related phenomena.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS503AO Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Inkyung Choi 70132
  • Fall 2019

    • IS503A Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 71827

IS 504 Reference and Information Services

Explores reference and information services in a variety of settings, introduces widely used print and online sources, and develops question negotiation skills and search strategies.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS504A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Susan Avery, Beth Woodard 67377
    • IS504AO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67495
    • IS504AO2 Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Merinda Hensley 67496
  • Fall 2019

    • IS504A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Susan Avery, Beth Woodard 68269
    • IS504AO2 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68971
    • IS504AO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68970
  • Summer 2019

    • IS504AO2 Mon 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 39557
  • Spring 2019

    • IS504A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Susan Avery, Beth Woodard 67377
    • IS504AO Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67495
    • IS504AO2 Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67496

IS 505 Administration and Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Designed to explore the principles that govern how organizations and institutions work, this course provides a foundation for and introduction to the theories, practices and procedures involved in the management and administration of libraries and information centers.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS505A Mon 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Beth Woodard, Zoe Revell 67378
    • IS505AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 67498
  • Fall 2019

    • IS505A Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Maria Bonn 69081
    • IS505AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 68972
  • Summer 2019

    • IS505AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online Paul Healey 39558
  • Spring 2019

    • IS505A Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Beth Woodard, Zoe Revell 67378
    • IS505AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Paul Healey 67498

IS 506 Youth Services Librarianship

Theory and techniques in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs/services for youth (age 0-18) in public and school libraries/media centers; the knowledge base, skills, and competencies needed by the library media professional in the development of all aspects of young people's reading/viewing/listening and information literacy skills.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS506AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Sharon Comstock 69152
  • Fall 2019

    • IS506A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Karla Lucht, Kathryn Quealy 68271
    • IS506AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karla Lucht, Kathryn Quealy 68973
  • Spring 2019

    • IS506AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karla Lucht, Ann Ohms 69152

IS 507 Introduction to Bibliographic Metadata

Introduction to basic principles and concepts of descriptive and subject cataloging in the context of information service needs for various user communities. Explores principles, structures, standards, technologies and practices relating to organizing and creating access to print and non-print media. Includes coverage of subject analysis and descriptive practices. Introduces controlled vocabularies.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS507A Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Inkyung Choi 67791
    • IS507AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Steven Oberg 67499
  • Fall 2019

    • IS507AO2 Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Elizabeth Shoemaker 68976
    • IS507AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Robert Bothmann 68974
  • Summer 2019

    • IS507AO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Elizabeth Shoemaker 39559
  • Spring 2019

    • IS507A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Nicole Ream-Sotomayor 67791
    • IS507AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Robert Bothmann 67499
    • IS507AO2 Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Elizabeth Shoemaker 67604

IS 508 Collection Development

Examines issues affecting the development and management of collections for academic, public, special, and school libraries: collection development policies, collection assessment, the marketplace, publishing, legal issues, and budget allocation; document delivery; collaboration and cooperation.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS508AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Barnhart 67500
    • IS508AO2 Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67501
  • Fall 2019

    • IS508AO2 Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68977
    • IS508AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Barnhart 68975
  • Summer 2019

    • IS508AO Wed 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 39560
  • Spring 2019

    • IS508AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Barnhart 67500
    • IS508AO2 Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67501

IS 510 Adult Public Services

The literature, history, and problems of providing library service to the general adult user; investigation of user characteristics and needs, and the effectiveness of various types of adult services.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS510AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Heidi Rhea 39561

IS 511 Bibliography

Covers enumerative bibliography, the practices of compiling lists; analytical bibliography, the design, production, and handling of books as physical objects; and historical bibliography, the history of books and other library materials, from the invention of printing to the present.

IS 514 History of Children's Literature

Interpretation of children's literature from the earliest times, including the impact of changing social and cultural patterns on books for children; attention to early printers and publishers of children's books and to magazines for children.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS514AO Wed 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Online Elizabeth Hoiem 68979

IS 515 Media Literacy for Youth

Provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical methods useful to librarians and other professionals working with young people and media. Building on traditional understandings of literacy, media literacy explores the consumption and production of diverse types of texts including print, images, games, and music. Topics for this course may include the role of race in media, media literacy as a catalyst for social change, and intellectual property issues related to media education.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS515A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Carol Tilley 67379
    • IS515AO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kristen Mattson 67605
  • Fall 2019

    • IS515A Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Rachel Magee 71828
  • Spring 2019

    • IS515AO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online DeAnza Williams 67605

IS 516 School Library Media Center

School Library Information Specialists serve children and young adults (ages 5-18) in K-12 school library media centers. Students will acquire specific knowledge, skills and competencies needed to design, develop, integrate and assess curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on the information needs of K-12 students. Readings and projects provide students with opportunities to apply the practical knowledge and skills they have learned about building reading literacy, teaching information literacy skills, collaborating with teachers and integrating resources into teaching and learning.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS516AO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Ruth Shasteen 67486
  • Fall 2019

    • IS516AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Judith Moreillon 71830
  • Spring 2019

    • IS516AO Tue 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online Ruth Shasteen 67486

IS 518 Community Informatics

Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepares both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS518A Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kathleen Williams 68404
    • IS518AO Mon 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online Kathleen Williams 71831
  • Spring 2019

    • IS518AO Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kathleen Williams 67429

IS 519 Social Science Research in LIS

Introduces students to the fundamentals of doing social science research in LIS. Students will learn how to frame a research problem, choose an appropriate research method, apply it, and write up the research for presentation and publication.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS519A Thu 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Rachel Magee 69186

IS 522 Information Sources and Services in the Sciences

Overview of the information needs and practices of researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Detailed consideration of disciplinary literatures and print and electronic reference materials. Advanced training in addressing reference questions and research problems in the sciences.

IS 524 Information Sources and Services in the Arts and Humanities

Overview of the information needs and practices of researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Detailed consideration of disciplinary literatures and print and electronic reference materials. Advanced training in addressing reference questions and research problems in the arts and humanities.  Prerequisite: IS 504 or consent of instructor.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS524AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Ronald Bivens-Tatum 67504

IS 525 Government Information

Aims to acquaint students with government publications, their variety, interest, value, acquisition, and bibliographic control, and to develop proficiency in their reference and research use; considers publications of all types and all governments (local, national, international) with special emphasis on U. S., state and federal governments, and on the United Nations and its related specialized agencies. Prerequisite: IS 504 or consent of instructor.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS525AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Scott Matheson 67506
  • Spring 2019

    • IS525AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Scott Matheson 67506

IS 527 Literacy, Reading, and Readers

Reading and literacy play a central role in all areas of LIS, as well as in education, communication, literature, and writing studies. This course considers reading as a physical, social, and educational activity that is historically and culturally situated. It provides a multidisciplinary investigation into different forms of literacy and how people acquire them. Drawing upon scholarship in LIS, education, literature, history, sociology, psychology, and anthropology, and with special consideration given to age, gender, class, religion, and culture, we will expand upon traditional notions of literacy and explore the range of scholarly approaches to the study of literacy, reading, and readers. For assignments, students choose between an experiential track, which offers practical experience through volunteer work in a literacy tutoring position, or a scholarship track, which features a research project without a volunteer component.

IS 528 Adult Popular Literature

A survey of genre fiction, readers' advisory services, the promotion of fiction, narrative nonfiction & media collections in libraries, the social effects of reading, and publishing as a business. Course objectives include: understanding why adults read for pleasure; gaining familiarity with popular fiction genres and their authors; understanding principles and tools of readers' advisory services; examining the issues of popular fiction publishing including the impact of technology in creating new formats; and the process of acquisition, maintenance, and marketing of popular fiction in libraries.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS528AO Mon 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Mary Towner 39563

IS 530A Bibliography of Africa

Covers the available universe of African studies materials in all formats and how to find them. The class begins with evaluating general reference sources and continues with sources by discipline for the study of the continent of Africa. Covers research strategies for the humanities and social sciences.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS530A Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Atoma Batoma 69262
  • Spring 2019

    • IS530A Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Atoma Batoma 69262

IS 530BI Business Information

There is an increasing demand from both corporate and academic sectors for business information professionals. At the same time, roles and responsibilities for business information professionals is rapidly changing. This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in business information services and help practice the application of business information for different user groups. This course will especially help those, both in the LIS and IM tracks, who plan to pursue careers in such roles as consultants, business or social sciences librarians, corporate research analysts, and knowledge management specialists. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to practice how to use business information to answer complex business questions in diverse settings. This course also serves as the foundation for Information Consulting (IS 590) and Applied Business Research (IS 540).

  • Summer 2019

    • IS530BIO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 40254

IS 530GA Law (Legal Resources)

This course will provide an introduction to legal resources and the practice of legal reference services. It is intended for those may who are interested in working with legal materials in any environment, and not just for those interested in law librarianship. The course will begin with a look at the legal and ethical issues related to answering legal reference questions. It will then take an exhaustive look at legal research materials and methods. Included will be discussion of secondary legal research tools, as well as case law, regulations and statutes.

IS 530HS Health Sciences Information Services and Resources

Provides a general introduction to information services and sources which serve the health-related information needs of health care professionals and the lay public. Provides exposure to the tools and services most often encountered in delivery of health-related information, issues and trends in health science library practice, ethical issues in provision of health-related information, and specialized programs and services for all health information consumers.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS530HSO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online 70458
  • Fall 2019

    • IS530HSO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online 71934

IS 530I Bioinformatics Problems and Research

This course introduces Information Science as an engine of exploration and discovery for Biology. Students will learn: historical origins of bioinformatics; biological organisms and processes as information phenomena; central problems of biology that are addressable with informatics techniques; information representations for biological structures and processes; common information modeling, organization, and analysis tools used in bioinformatics such as databases, networks, ontologies, and simulations; complex sociotechnical dilemmas that arise in the practice of bioinformatics work; and bioinformatics as an important example of data science.

IS 530MA Music Librarianship and Bibliography

Music Librarianship is a unique field, requiring a firm grasp of principles of music and librarianship. This course will cover a number of aspects of music librarianship, including music collections, information literacy, and music technology. Students will explore the current literature on music librarianship and analyze the theoretical aspects of the field through discussions and written assignments. Students will also delve into the practice of music librarianship by meeting music librarians and completing a project for a music library.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS530MAO Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Kirstin Johnson 71833

IS 530R Russian, East European, and Eurasian Bibliography & Research Methods

This course is designed to provide graduate students in both area and information studies with a comprehensive introduction to research techniques in the Russian & East European field. Depending on enrollment, course content is designed to cover a broad range of interests--for example, Central Asia as well as Russia--while demonstrating that many tools serve more than one specialty. The course will also discuss the resources and skills required for digital scholarship, as well as traditional approaches.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS530R Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Christopher Condill 70765

IS 531 Foundations of Data Curation

Data curation is the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship, science, and education; curation activities and policies enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain data quality and add value, and provide for re-use over time. This course provides an overview of a broad range of theoretical and practical problems in the emerging field, examining issues related to appraisal and selection, long-lived data collections, research lifecycles, workflows, metadata, and legal and intellectual property issues.

IS 532 Theory and Practice Data Cleaning

Data cleaning (also: cleansing) is the process of assessing and improving data quality for later analysis and use, and is a crucial part of data curation and analysis. This course identifies data quality issues throughout the data lifecycle, and reviews specific techniques and approaches for checking and improving data quality. Techniques are drawn primarily from the database community, using schema-level and instance-level information, and from different scientific communities, which are developing practical tools for data pre-processing and cleaning.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS532A Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher 67443
    • IS532AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Bertram Ludaescher 67444
  • Fall 2019

    • IS532A Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher 70340
    • IS532AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Bertram Ludaescher 70341
  • Spring 2019

    • IS532A Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher 67443
    • IS532AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Bertram Ludaescher 67444

IS 537 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Information Professions

This course examines how issues of race, gender and sexuality are represented in information professions and will study how they affect, and are affected by, information technologies. Socially constructed (mis)representations (or lack of representations) of race, gender and sexual identity will be critically examined in different settings as they intersect, overlap, and impact the information use, technology practices, and the design of information resources and services in the library and information science and related fields.

IS 538 Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management

This course examines two of the most popular practices of business research: Competitive Intelligence (CI) & Knowledge Management (KM). This course provides theoretical foundations and conceptual framework of CI & KM, as students acquire skills in translating research data into actionable intelligence and managing organizations' intellectual capital systematically. This course will introduce concepts of strategic analyses of businesses, and students will also explore key KM technologies widely used in the industry.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS538AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Julia Hart 69226
  • Fall 2019

    • IS538AO Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Online Julia Hart 70328
  • Spring 2019

    • IS538A Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm On-Campus Julia Hart 69225
    • IS538AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Julia Hart 69226

IS 539 Information Consulting

This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in providing research services and also introduce the latest trends and innovative approaches in research services. Information professionals are increasingly being challenged to provide not just data but insights and recommendations that are critical for strategic decision making. Using methodologies widely adopted by professional firms and researchers, this course will cover basics of research consulting including framing research problems, developing deliverables, and presenting professionally.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS539A Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67381
  • Fall 2019

    • IS539A Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 71812
    • IS539AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 71826
  • Summer 2019

    • IS539AO Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 39646
  • Spring 2019

    • IS539A Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67381
    • IS539AO Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 67432

IS 540 Applied Business Research

As an experiential learning class, this course covers advanced techniques of business research with an emphasis on managing real-world client projects. Students will be assigned to teams and work with clients to identify research requirements and construct recommendations. Students will acquire critical skills in creating professional deliverables through client engagements. Students will build professional research portfolios at the conclusion of their projects.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS540A Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67382
    • IS540B Thu 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 69786
  • Fall 2019

    • IS540A Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 70329
  • Spring 2019

    • IS540A Thu 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67382

IS 542 Data, Statistical Models, and Information

An introduction to statistical and probabilistic models as they pertain to quantifying information, assessing information quality, and principled application of information to decision making, with focus on model selection and gauging model quality. The course reviews relevant results from probability theory, parametric and non-parametric predictive models, as well as extensions of these models for unsupervised learning. Applications of statistical and probabilistic models to tasks in information management (e.g. prediction, ranking, and data reduction) are emphasized.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS542A Fri 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Philip Bosch 67383
    • IS542AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jill Naiman 69161
  • Fall 2019

    • IS542A Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Vetle Torvik, Chenyue Jiao, Xiaoliang Jiang 68856
    • IS542AO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Jill Naiman 70330
    • IS542B Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus William Underwood, Pingjing Yang 68916
  • Spring 2019

    • IS542A Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Jill Naiman 67383

IS 543 Sociotechnical Information Systems

The character, success, and costs/benefits of information technologies are socio-technical matters. Because of this, best practice for IT design and integration relies on participants' ability to understand and create for the totality of those settings, including social and technical dimensions. This course provides students with analytic tools for examining socio-technical settings and experience in applying that knowledge in IT modeling, design and management.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS543A Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Peter Darch 67384
    • IS543B Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Jessie Chin 67631
    • IS543AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough 69162
  • Fall 2019

    • IS543A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Peter Darch, Mary Bloch 68425
    • IS543AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough, Jessie Chin 68982
  • Spring 2019

    • IS543A Tue 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Nicolas LaLone 67384
    • IS543AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough 69162
    • IS543B Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Nicolas LaLone 67631

IS 545 Social Justice in the Information Professions

This course is intended to provide a historic and contemporary overview of social justice and advocacy work in librarianship. The course will be primarily focused on activities in the United States, though international movements and perspectives will be addressed. Topics include: desegregation of libraries and professional associations; recruitment and retention of library workers from traditionally underrepresented populations; library outreach; intellectual freedom; and emerging critical theories and issues in the field.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS545AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre 71849

IS 546 Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

Examines intellectual freedom issues throughout the United States and the world. Approaches intellectual freedom as an ethical issue based in interpretations of the First Amendment and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The course encourages information professionals to view commitment to intellectual freedom as a core professional value and gives students the opportunity to develop skills and strategies needed to navigate censorship controversies in the workplace.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS546AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Online Emily Knox 68983

IS 547 Information Services for Diverse Populations

This course is designed to prepare future information professionals to develop and provide inclusive services to underrepresented populations, and to analyze and evaluate services to ensure equality of access to information in a range of institutional settings. Through readings, discussion, guest lectures, and site visits, students will explore diversity issues that impact information services and develop skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services for addressing these issues. Specific diversity issues include race and ethnicity; education; language; literacy; disability; gender and sexual orientation; social class; national origin; physical, psychological, and learning ability; and age.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS547AO Tue 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Nicole Cooke 67510

IS 548 Library Buildings

Studies the library's physical plant in the light of changing concepts and patterns of library service; analyzes present-day library buildings (both new and remodeled), and their comparison with each other as well as with buildings of the past; examines the interrelationship of staff, collections, users, and physical plant; discussion supplemented by visits to new libraries and conference with their staffs. A two-day field trip is required.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS548A Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Frederick Schlipf 67385
  • Spring 2019

    • IS548A Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Frederick Schlipf 67385

IS 549 Economics of Information

The various definitions of information in economic and social terms as discussed in library and information science as well as other literatures are related to government public policies and social policies. Issues such as information as a commodity and as a public good are explored. The impact of the economics of information and related public policies on libraries and information centers is discussed from a national and international perspective.

IS 555 Usability Engineering

The course provides an introduction to: issues in Human Computer Interaction; analysis of interfaces and their use; the interface design process as an engineering activity; designing usable interfaces under constraints; and the rapid prototyping and evaluation cycle. The course covers interface design in multiple contexts including websites, web-based applications, smartphone apps, regular computer apps and new contexts of interacting with computers.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS555AO Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Rachael Bradley 69529

IS 559 Network Analysis

Network Analysis has become a widely adopted method for studying the interactions between social agents, information and infrastructures. The strong demand for expertise in network analysis has been fueled by the widespread acknowledgement that everything is connected and the popularity of social networking services. This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, concepts, methods and applications of network analysis in a practical manner. Students learn and practice hands-on skills in collecting, analyzing and visualizing network data.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS559A Tue/Thu 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Jana Diesner 66825
  • Spring 2019

    • IS559A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Jana Diesner 66825

IS 560 Digital Libraries

A comprehensive examination of the history and state-of-the-art in digital library research and practice. Focuses upon the theoretical, technological, human factors and evaluative components of digital library research and practice. Course includes an intensive reading of the literature, review of existing technologies and proof-of-concepts implementation projects.

IS 561 Information Modeling

An introduction to the foundations of information modeling methods used in current digital library applications. The specific methods considered include relational database design, conceptual modeling, markup systems, and ontologies. The basic concepts underlying these methods are, respectively, relations, entities, grammars, and logic. Implementations include relational database design, ER/EER/UML diagrams, XML markup languages, and RDF/OWL semantic web languages. First order logic is emphasized throughout as the foundational framework for information modeling in general, and for contemporary web-based information management and delivery systems (including semantic web technologies) in particular.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS561A Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 67387
    • IS561AO Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Jacob Jett 67721
  • Fall 2019

    • IS561A Fri 9:00 am - 11:20 am On-Campus Karen Wickett, Haci Kilicoglu, Aditya Chanodia 68783
    • IS561B Fri 1:00 pm - 3:20 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider, David Dubin, Liri Fang 68851
    • IS561C Fri 5:00 pm - 7:20 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider, David Dubin, Liri Fang 70386
  • Spring 2019

    • IS561A Mon/Wed 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm On-Campus Karen Wickett 67387
    • IS561AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online David Dubin 67721
    • IS561B Tue 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider 67388

IS 562 Metadata in Theory and Practice

Combines theoretical examination of the design of metadata schema with their practical application in a variety of settings. Hands-on experience in the creation of descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata, along with their application in systems such as OAI harvesting, OpenURL resolution systems, metasearch systems and digital repositories, will help students develop a thorough understanding of current metadata standards as well as such issues as crosswalking, metadata schema, metadata's use in information retrieval and data management applications, and the role of standards bodies in metadata schema development.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS562AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough 67621
  • Fall 2019

    • IS562A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Rhiannon Bettivia, Inkyung Choi 69025
  • Summer 2019

    • IS562AO Wed 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Rhiannon Bettivia 40255
  • Spring 2019

    • IS562AO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Timothy Cole 67621

IS 567 Academic Librarianship

Introduces the higher education environment in which academic librarians and other information professionals operate in order to prepare students for leadership roles both within academic libraries and in their parent institutions. This course explores academic librarianship through a variety of lenses including: history and organization of higher education; accreditation; characteristics of students; roles of faculty and other campus professionals; and current issues and challenges.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS567A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Maria Bonn 68917
    • IS567AO Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online Melissa Wong 68986
  • Spring 2019

    • IS567AO Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online Melissa Wong 67511

IS 568 Theological Librarianship

Provides an overview of the contexts, materials, services, and issues characterizing theological librarianship. Students interact with a number of librarians currently working in the field.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS568AO Wed 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Carisse Berryhill 67512
  • Spring 2019

    • IS568AO Wed 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Carisse Berryhill 67512

IS 569 Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Provides an orientation to the variety of financial management techniques appropriate for libraries and information centers, with an emphasis on sources for obtaining financial support, controlling expenditures, creating and controlling budgets, financial decision making and exploring specific financial and budgetary problems for the major operational areas of libraries - public services, technical services, information technology and facilities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS569AO Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Benjamin Mead-Harvey 68987

IS 571 History of the Book

This course will cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the history and development of the book, both as a physical object and as the bearer of intellectual content. Discussions will explore different aspects of written materials, including the physical properties of the objects that carry text and image (e.g., papyrus, paper, parchment, etc.) and their cultural and intellectual function.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS571HB Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Bonnie Mak 70113

IS 572 Medieval Manuscripts and Early Modern Books

This course explores a wide variety of medieval manuscripts from their creation in the Middle Ages to today and considers the following topics: production of manuscripts, use of books and their cultural significance, patronage and demand for books, translations, literacy, book collecting, libraries and reproduction in the modern age. The course will include visits to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and hands-on experience with manuscripts.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS572A Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Paula Carns 69192
  • Spring 2019

    • IS572A Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Paula Carns 69192

IS 577 Advanced Bibliographic Metadata

Seminar on theoretical and applied approaches to cataloging, including the creation and management of complex descriptive and subject metadata. Topics include current developments in conceptual models for bibliographic materials; information processing and mapping; socio-cultural and critical warrant; and ethical foundations of information organization. Students will engage critically with principles and practices in the application of bibliographic standards in a variety of contexts.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS577AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Robert Bothmann 69220
  • Spring 2019

    • IS577AO Online Robert Bothmann 69220

IS 578 Technical Services Functions

Seminar on the principles, problems, trends, and issues of acquiring, identifying, recording, and conserving/preserving materials in all types of libraries and information centers; includes the special problems of serials management; emphasizes service aspects.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS578AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Steven Oberg 39572

IS 580 Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship

Designed as a practical introduction to Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship, to cover for the neophyte as well as the experienced librarian the many issues of these departments' responsibilities, including selection, acquisition, receiving, cataloging, processing, shelving, circulation, inter-library loan, reference, preservation and conservation, security, exhibition, publication, and so forth, including the uses of information technology.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS580AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online John Vincler 67515
  • Summer 2019

    • IS580A Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Sidney Berger 40257

IS 581 Administration and Use of Archival Materials

Administration of archives and manuscript collections in various types of institutions. Theoretical principles and archival practices of appraisal, acquisition, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference services. Topics will include: records management programs, collecting archives programs/special collections, legal and ethical issues, public programming and advocacy, and the impact of new information technologies for preservation and access.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 67517
  • Fall 2019

    • IS581A Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Scott Schwartz 68276
    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 68989
  • Spring 2019

    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 67517

IS 582 Preserving Information Resources

Covers the broad range of library preservation and conservation for book and nonbook materials relating these efforts to the total library environment; emphasizes how the preservation of collections affects collection management and development, technical services, access to materials and service to users.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS582AO Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Andrew Huot 67518
  • Fall 2019

    • IS582A Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Jennifer Teper 68277
  • Spring 2019

    • IS582AO Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Andrew Huot 67518

IS 584 Archival Arrangement and Description

Provides seminar discussions and a hands-on processing experience that applies current theories and practices utilized to solve the most common problems that are encountered by today's archivists and curators when arranging and describing historical records, archives, manuscripts, and artifacts. Issues of intellectual and physical arrangement, description, and access are addressed.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS584A Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Scott Schwartz 39700
    • IS584AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 39574

IS 585 International Librarianship

Focuses on international librarianship (how librarians communicate on international issues) and how that differs from comparative librarianship (the comparative study of library services in specific contexts). Examines how concepts such as "one-world" and "free flow of information" are valid in the international information arena; the importance of internationalizing library education; the role of international information agencies and the need for formulating information policies. Local and regional issues relating to library and information science are studied in the context of global issues.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS585A Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 68412
    • IS585AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Ellen Knutson 70377

IS 586 Digital Preservation

Examines current problems with and approaches to digital preservation that are fundamental to the long-term accessibility of digital materials. Examines the range of current research problems, along with emerging methods and tools, and assesses a variety of organizational scenarios to plan and implement a preservation plan. Topics include basic information theory, preservation of complex digital objects; standards and specifications; sustainability and risk assessment; authenticity, integrity, quality control, and certification; and management of preservation activities.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS586AO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Robert DeCandido 67622
  • Fall 2019

    • IS586AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough, Robert DeCandido 68990
  • Summer 2019

    • IS586AO Tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Rhiannon Bettivia 39576
  • Spring 2019

    • IS586A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Jerome McDonough 67389
    • IS586AO Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Robert DeCandido 67622

IS 587 History and Foundations of LIS

This required course for all first-semester library and information science (LIS) doctoral students introduces students to the historical foundations of LIS. Examinations of the interactions of socio-cultural, technological and professional factors underlying the emergence of LIS provide a basis for exploring more recent developments in theory and practice.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS587A Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Karen Wickett 67490
  • Spring 2019

    • IS587A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kathryn LaBarre 67490

IS 588 Research Design in LIS

Provides an introduction to the design of LIS research, beginning with an in-depth consideration of the philosophical and logical underpinnings of research. A brief survey of different methods used in LIS research is followed by an exploration of research design issues through comparative hands-on exercises. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on research design choices, especially the connections between research questions and research methods.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS588A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 69487

IS 590AB Introduction to Artists Books

This course will look broadly at the development of modern artists' book from a historical perspective by tracing important precursors (including William Blake, William Morris, the 17th century cut-up Little Gidding Harmony bible) but focusing primarily on modern and contemporary artists’ books. Our understanding of artists' books will be rooted in two distinct but sometimes overlapping frameworks: concept and craft. We will look at artists’ books in the context of libraries, museums, and alternative art spaces.  We will read texts ranging from established book historians to contemporary art critics, as well as reading and examining artists’ books via digital facsimile. 

IS 590ADV Advanced Data Visualization

In this seminar-style course we will discuss advanced topics in visualization techniques.  This will cover topics such as the history of visualization techniques, the perception and understanding of visual information, and new frontiers in displaying quantitative information.  We will explore the modern technical stack for creating and sharing visualizations, including topics in javascript, python, and reactive frameworks.  Prereqs: programming courses.  Students are expected to either be familiar with, or be prepared to familiarize themselves with, Python, Javascript, GitHub, and other computational tools.  Data Viz (IS590DV) is optional, but encouraged.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590ADV Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Matthew Turk 69285

IS 590AP Agile Project Management

This course provides the student with two important opportunities. The first of these opportunities is to work with a small team of classmates to project manage, gather requirements for, design, build, test, and install an information system solution for an actual client.  The second opportunity is to learn the language, tools, and techniques of agile project management. Emphasis will be placed on employing agile software development practices including automated testing, continuous integration, and test-driven development.  
Prerequisites:
• Experience in creating static Web sites using HTML and CSS
• Experience in programming (IS452 or equivalent)
• Experience in creating dynamic Web sites using tools like Django, Flask, Drupal, or PHP is helpful but not required.
• Experience in using relational databases is helpful but not required.

IS 590AT Issues in Scholarly Communication

A basic level of scholarly communication literacy and sophistication is an increasing requirement of academic librarians, both to inform their work and to make those librarians effective partners in the scholarly enterprise. This course is designed to cultivate and develop that literacy. It will address topics such as: the established modes of scholarly communication and the emergence of alternatives influenced by the growth of social media and other forms of networked communication; the divide between formal and informal modes of scholarly communication and the current state of flux as that divide begins to collapse; the varying economies of scholarship (the reputation and prestige economy, the financial economy both in the market and in the mission-driven research academy, and the economic impact of scholarly communication decisions upon library budgets); modes of credentialing scholarship and their impact upon professional advancement, with special attention to peer review and its discontents; scholarship as intellectual property and the most effective ways to manage that property and achieve scholarly goals; and issues in access and preservation as they relate to ensuring the future of the scholarly conversation.

IS 590AV Audiovisual Materials in Libraries and Archives

As analog film, video, and audio materials and playback equipment become obsolete, libraries and archives with audiovisual (AV) materials in their collections face great challenges in preserving these materials. AV preservation and collection is costly, time-consuming, and requires specialized knowledge. This course will discuss the ways that librarians and archivists are responding to the challenges of audiovisual handling, preservation and collection.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590AV Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Jimi Jones 68213
  • Summer 2019

    • IS590AVO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jimi Jones 39577

IS 590BA Business Analytics

A foundational course in practical data analytics for the beginner. Students will be introduced to current data analysis tools and techniques for the querying, transformation, summarization, visualization, and modeling of data. Concurrently, the course will explore the terminology and theory behind data analysis and delve into the soft skills required to become an analytics advocate in the workplace. Tools used will include R, MySQL, and Tableau. No prior experience is assumed.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590BAO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 69326
  • Summer 2019

    • IS590BAO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 39602
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590BA2 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 69222
    • IS590BAO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 67623

IS 590BB Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practices

A hands-on exploration of multiple styles of bookbinding. Students will acquire fundamental technical knowledge by creating a variety of book structures using traditional tools and materials.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590BBO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Andrew Huot 68991

IS 590BC Rare Book Cataloging

Introduction to the cataloging of books from the hand-press period using the standards outlined by Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books). Exploration of concepts particular to rare books such as bibliographic format, edition, issue, and state. Application of controlled vocabularies/thesauri in a rare books context. Practical, hands-on experience cataloging rare books. Course assumes student will have a strong understanding of regular monographic cataloging and relevant sections of AACR2 (i.e., material covered in IS 507).

IS 590BP The Book as Physical Object

Examines all the physical aspects of books and how these inform us of the books' manufacture and place in a scholarly world. Covers all aspects of book production, from the earliest books to computers, and concentrates on their physical aspects. The course will look at all kinds of manifestations and features of codices that will useful in cataloging and bibliographical description, in reading scholarly bibliographies, in deciphering booksellers' catalogs, and in describing copy-specific information for finding aids.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS590BP Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Sidney Berger 39704

IS 590CA Community Archives: Documenting Heritage and Identity

Community Archives are a collection of material that documents one or many aspects of a community's heritage, collected and preserved by that community and its members. These materials tell the story of groups of people who have often been excluded from mainstream archives, which have tended to focus on official documents and the lives of elites. We will investigate the role community archives play in supporting a sense of heritage and identity amongst members of a community and how they serve to raise awareness of these neglected stories in the wider public. Will work with local organizations that have agreed to take part, and students will contribute to the work of their archives by assisting in identifying records of long term value, documenting the experience of its members, providing the organization with practical and affordable solutions within a framework of best practice of archives and records management, and working collaboratively with the organizations to secure the long-term viability of their documentary heritage.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590CAO Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Anke Voss 69260

IS 590CB Cataloging for School Libraries

This course will introduce the student to the principles, practices and standards for information representation and organization in school media centers. Course content will include an introduction to original cataloging of non-standard materials (such as realia and audiovisual materials), evaluation of bibliographic records, exposure to authority control and subject access systems with a special focus on the Dewey Decimal System and Sears Subject Headings. The course will also provide an overview and exploration of different library systems/OPACS.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS590CBO Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Ruth Shasteen 39580

IS 590CC Introduction to Cloud Computing

This course covers various aspects of cloud computing. Given the variety of cloud computing services, this course will focus on exposure to as many practical scenarios as possible. Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, APIs and data security will all be some of the key concepts covered in this course. At the conclusion of this course, students will have had practical experience in selecting and utilizing a cloud solution.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590CCO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jefferey Saiger 71783
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590CC Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Jefferey Saiger 69256

IS 590CD Community Data

Lab-based seminar and class studying best practices in participatory design, civic data research, and community data application and outreach. The class will engage new methods in blending qualitative and quantitative data collection, assessment and visualization, to explore how diversified data collections can inform civic decision making, public policy, community engagement, and the design of infrastructures for public participation. During the semester, we will engage collaborations with local government, community groups, civic associations, and local civic stakeholders to build skills in collecting, assessing, evaluating and communicating insights drawn from diverse forms of data. Suitable for students pursuing professional and research-oriented careers.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590CD On-Campus 71793
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590CD Wed 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm On-Campus Anita Chan 69719

IS 590CI Copyright for Information Professionals

Copyright is a complicated legal concept that affects all information institutions, including corporations, libraries, archives, and museums whether they are online or off. This course will explore copyright from both a legal and information management perspective to demystify the concept and provide practical tools for working with copyrighted material. Topics discussed include the Constitutional underpinnings of copyright, copyright basics, copyright exceptions, fair use, the open access movement, licensing, data and copyright, and educational issues relating to copyright including issues related to K-12 teaching. This course is designed for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CI Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Melissa Ocepek, Sara Benson 70392
  • Summer 2019

    • IS590CIO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Ocepek, Sara Benson 39696
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590CI Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Sara Benson, Melissa Ocepek 69259

IS 590CM Change Management

This course provides students with a mix of theoretical and practical applications covering several aspects of change management. We will explore various methods and approaches for evaluating change management frameworks and best practices; understanding why change happens; successfully managing and influencing organizational change; how decision-making and leadership enables or inhibits change. This course will emphasize awareness and understanding on the causes and nature of change across different types of organizations; managing the impact of change; and practical application of the tools and skills required to enable successful leadership in response to a rapidly changing workplace.

IS 590CR Comics: Advising Child and Adult Readers

Comics--in forms including comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, and manga--represent an important cultural medium, which appeals to persons of all ages and is collected by many school, public, and academic libraries. This course introduces students to the comics medium, its history, and its cultural influences. Students will read a variety of comics and learn about materials and techniques key to providing reader's advisory in this medium. Although this course focuses on American comics, some readings and discussions will touch on this medium's international dimensions.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CRO Wed 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online Carol Tilley 67626
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590CRO Mon 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Online Carol Tilley 67626

IS 590DE Data Ethics

Prerequisite: MS/IM must have completed IS 543. ### The course will cover data ethics and data governance in a range of contemporary situations, including libraries, corporate settings, non-profits, governments and policy making, algorithms and AI, academic research, and healthcare. Students will be introduced to policies and best practices for decision-making when faced with ethical dilemmas involving data. The course will also involve critical discussion of a range of underlying ethical theories and principles. The course is suitable for anyone who plans to work in a professional setting that will involve generating, processing, and/or using data. It is also suitable for those seeking a grounding for future study and research of data and information ethics.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DE Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Peter Darch 71968

IS 590DFT Dialogues on Feminism and Technology

This seminar investigates the intersections of genders and technologies, in theory and in practice. Built around several video dialogues with prominent feminists, the course utilizes an international network of institutions and scholars called FemTechNet. Student projects will be situated within local, interdisciplinary, and cross-institutional conversations. Through reading, discussion, writing, and making, we will add to a growing and global database of materials relating feminist technologies to economies, identities, infrastructures, and movements.

IS 590DG Data Governance

The course will address issues of data governance, including data ethics, and design and implementation of policy responses and best practices

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DG Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Peter Darch 70594

IS 590DH Digital Humanities

Looks at some of the history of digital humanities, examine some case studies of digital tools and methods applied to humanities material in the context of research, and consider the implications of such projects for libraries, both in terms of providing support to their creators and in terms of collecting the results. This course considers fundamental concepts and common technologies to understand how they enable and constrain digital scholarship in the humanities, and to explore the abundant opportunities and challenges that digital projects pose for libraries. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on use of digital tools and humanities data, students will gain familiarity with the shape and prominent features of the extensive landscape of digital humanities research, along with some of the basic skills required to navigate it.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DH Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm On-Campus William Underwood 71795
    • IS590DHO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online William Underwood 71796

IS 590DI Big Data Infrastructures for Research and Development

This course will explore how to create data infrastructures that support discovery and decision-making systems. It will consider decision principles for constructing systems for capture, management, and use of data across research and development (R&D). The evolving technical landscape will be the primary focus. Readings, case studies, and analytical activities will address the R&D continuum, design thinking, data governance, use and users (fit for purpose), sustainability, and ethics.

IS 590DSH Data Science in the Humanities

Human culture provides an ideal testbed for students exploring data science, because the interpretive challenges that lurk beneath the surface in other domains become starkly visible here. For instance, cultural materials usually come to analysts as unstructured texts, images, or sound files, forcing explicit decisions about data modeling and feature extraction. Cultural questions also highlight the importance of interpreting statistical models in relation to a social context. Last but not least: songs, poems, and stories confront us with vivid problems that are inherently fun to explore. This course will start by reviewing descriptive and inferential statistics, and build up to applications of supervised and unsupervised machine learning. We will apply those methods to a range of cultural materials using them to model the pace of stylistic change in popular music, for instance, and the representation of gender in fiction.

IS 590DST Data Science Storytelling

An introduction to understanding data as a source for storytelling and to telling stories based on data. This process will include understanding and analyzing data sets to find informative aspects, changes, or contrasts that will provide the basic information for developing stories. Course participants will learn storytelling concepts, narrative theories, and performance techniques and develop stories in a collaborative workshop style. Students will work with data visualization toolkits, which will involve variable levels of coding and skill. By using storytelling techniques with data, students can develop, and tell well-evidenced stories, organizations can make better data-driven decisions.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DST Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Matthew Turk, Kathleen McDowell, Wei Gao, Jean Kanengoni 69174

IS 590DT Data Mining

Data mining refers to the process of exploring large datasets with the goal of uncovering interesting patterns. This process usually involves a number of tasks such as data collection, pre-processing, and characterization; model fitting, selection, and evaluation; classification, clustering, and prediction. Although data mining has its roots in database management, it has grown into a discipline that focuses on algorithm design (to ensure computational feasibility) and statistical modeling (to separate the signal from the noise). It draws heavily upon a variety of other disciplines including statistics, machine learning, operations research, and information retrieval. Will cover the major data mining concepts, principles, and techniques that every information scientist should know about. Lectures will introduce and discuss the major approaches to data mining; computer lab sessions coupled with assignments will provide hands-on experience with these approaches; term projects offer the opportunity to use data mining in a novel way. Mathematical detail will be left to the students who are so inclined.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DT Fri 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Jing Rui He 67395
    • IS590DTO Thu 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Online Vetle Torvik 70285
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DT Thu 9:30 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Vetle Torvik, Tian Wang 68919
    • IS590DTO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Jing Rui He 71784
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590DT Wed 9:30 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Vetle Torvik, Yingjun Guan 67395

IS 590DV Data Visualization

Data visualization is crucial to conveying information drawn from models, observations or investigations. This course will provide an overview of historical and modern techniques for visualizing data, drawing on quantitative, statistical, and network-focused datasets. Topics will include construction of communicative visualizations, the modern software ecosystem of visualization, and techniques for aggregation and interpretation of data through visualization.Particular attention will be paid to the Python ecosystem and multi-dimensional quantitative datasets.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DV Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Jill Naiman 67973
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DV Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Matthew Turk, Naveen Mathew Nathan Sathiyanathan 68743
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590DVO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Jill Naiman 69194
    • IS590DV Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Andrew Christensen 67973

IS 590DW Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

This course examines the construction of a data warehouse and business intelligence system. It will review the roles and requirements of building the system, including data modelling and business intelligence product design. This course will explore real-world case studies of data warehouse and business intelligence projects leading to a final project to design a solution for a business case.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DW Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 67396
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DW Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 69189
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590DW Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 67396

IS 590DY Digital Citizenship and Youth

In order to be a leader in digital citizenship education, educators, technology leaders, and information specialists will need to understand the historical context and present state of digital citizenship education through the lenses of legal obligation, various local and national sets of standards, traditional frameworks of citizenship education, and research on youth and technology. Upon completion of this course, participants will be more prepared to lead digital citizenship conversations, curricular initiatives, and make informed decisions regarding the education of students in a digital age.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS590DYO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Kristen Mattson 39630

IS 590ED Exhibit Design and Installation

The opening night of any exhibition is the culmination of many months and sometimes years of planning centered around an initial core idea for a show. After that idea has gelled into a working concept, it is handed to Design and Installation Specialists to see what is really possible. Can we have all the art suspended from wires? Can the ceiling support a replica of a sea mine? Can we devise a secure vitrine for this priceless manuscript? Does this meet ADA restrictions? How will everything fit together? Can we get that look? This course will address how exhibitions attains a specific "look"? This is not a course on developing or curating the information, but rather a course on presenting that information in the most compelling way. We will look at the planning, fabricating, painting, building, and installing are large parts of our work. We also have to consider that nothing, with few exceptions, is permanent. Our work needs to be secure and stable, but also reversible to make way for the next show. We will also survey the conceptual and procedural dimensions of carrying an exhibition through from curatorial musings to the reality of opening night. We will cover the techniques and processes that begin with a dialogue and move into the concrete. We will discuss the "what's possible" response to the initial idea. We will discuss the collaborative aspects of working with Curators, Directors of Cultural Institutions, Registrars, Collections Managers and Architects. The course will be a mix of discussion and hands-on experience with some courses taking place in the Krannert Art Museum workshop.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590ED2 Thu 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Walter Wilson 71862

IS 590EL E-Learning

Provides an introduction to a wide variety of online learning methods, including videos, multimedia tutorials, webinars, and online courses (including synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid models) with a focus on their use in libraries and information centers. The course will prepare students to develop patron-oriented e-learning resources and to lead online courses following best practices.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590ELO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 67521
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590ELO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 67521

IS 590ER E-Resources Management

In-depth exploration of current topics in the rapidly changing world of e-resources management in libraries and information centers. Discusses trends, problems, and issues relating to how e-resources are reshaping the entire spectrum of library service. Example areas of focus include open access publishing, scholarly communication, proprietary as well as open source e-resources management systems, licensing and copyright issues, consortia, usage statistics, balancing e-resources with more traditional collections and services, and intellectual access challenges in a highly diffuse information environment.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590ERO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Steven Oberg 68994

IS 590ET Information Ethics

This course will introduce students to major ethical theories and their application to the design, management, and use of information and information technologies. Some of the topics and issues considered include: professional ethics, intellectual property, privacy, data mining, and information access.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590ET Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 67972

IS 590EV Evaluation & Assessment of Library Services

Introduction to theories, approaches, and methodologies for evaluation and assessment of library programs and services. Explores assessment and evaluation models through lenses of user needs, policy and compliance, continuous improvement, and performance review as well as communication with stakeholders.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590EVO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Lisa Hinchliffe 71799

IS 590EY Educational Technology and Youth

This course is intended to equip educators, technology coaches, youth services professionals, and library information specialists with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate technology into authentic learning experiences for youth. Rooted in evidence-based research, students will actively explore how educational technologies might be used and adapted in purposeful ways to support and/or transform the learning process.

IS 590GE Genealogy and Library Service

Provides a basic knowledge of U.S. genealogical and family history research, and explores ways in which librarians can best serve researchers in this field. This course will familiarize you with how to gather the major sources used in family history research, as well as how to properly analyze, organize, and document them. A variety of sources, both print and digital, will be covered including vital, census, church, military and land records. In addition to readings and lectures, students will complete a series of assignments in order to acquire research skills.

IS 590GH Global Health Informatics

The course will examine the current state of global health informatics from both a local and global perspective, including opportunities and challenges. Focus will be placed on the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems, with a particular emphasis on large international open-source initiatives and use of mobile devices. Guest speakers will share their experiences with WHO, international education based on mobile devices, and regulatory issues.

IS 590GL Local, Regional, and Global Intersections in LIS

This course explores traditions and trends in library and information science (LIS) from a global perspective incorporating local and regional intersections. Participants consider diverse information contexts emphasizing IS subfields including archives, community informatics, data curation, information policy, IS education, and youth services.

IS 590GW Grant Writing for Libraries

An introduction to the craft of writing and submitting successful grant applications. Grant writing is critical for multi-type libraries, nonprofit information entities, and other service-based organizations. Through a combination of individual and group assignments, and peer and instructor review, students will learn how to identify grant sources and strategically target their writing to those sources.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590GWO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 69195
    • IS590GW2 Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 69530
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590GW2 Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 70655
    • IS590GWO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 70500
  • Summer 2019

    • IS590GW2 Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 40264
    • IS590GW3 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 40266
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590GWO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 69195
    • IS590GW2 Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 69530
    • IS590GW3 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 69564

IS 590HCS Human Centered Information Systems

This course provides students the fundamental theory and skills necessary to design, develop, and evaluate human centered information systems. By the end of the course students will be able to gather user needs in light of existing sociotechnical systems, design effective human centered interfaces, implement interactive prototypes, and conduct unit testing and user studies of software.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590HCS Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Jessie Chin, Yang Wang, John Weible 70534

IS 590HT History of Bookbinding: Mechanics and Materials

This class will explore the history of bookbinding by making models of historical book structures. Students will visit the Rare Book and Manuscript Library to see examples of bindings of different periods and will then return to the classroom to create a set of models to have on hand for presentation to students and visitors as librarians.

IS 590IBL Inquiry-Based Learning

The primary goal is to provide an introduction to a way of thinking about learning as it occurs in libraries, museums, homes, and workplaces, as well as in formal educational settings. In order to explore that, we will read about, observe, and engage in inquiry- based learning. We will examine the creation of environments in which learners are actively engaged in making meaning through personal and collaborative inquiry. The course will also examine challenges to inquiry-based instruction, including those related to management, assessment, basic skills, cultural differences, and pedagogical goals.

IS 590IH Information History

Information history covers diverse institutions and practices, from libraries and postal systems to cartography and statistics, and connects these to overarching historical processes. This course examines the role of information in the transition to capitalism; in processes of state formation; in industrialization, and in other important historical movements and events.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590IH Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Bonnie Mak 69205
    • IS590IHO Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm Online Bonnie Mak 69206
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590IH Tue 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Bonnie Mak 69205
    • IS590IHO Tue 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm Online Bonnie Mak 69206

IS 590II International Information Associations and Policy

Introduces the international information policy-making environment and the role of international associations in fostering the world information society as well as the role of libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in ensuring equitable access to information and knowledge to enhance people's lives. Considers international associations as both policy institutions and professional advocates for individual professional action and development and examines issues of ethics, diversity, and equity.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS590IIO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Lisa Hinchliffe 40272

IS 590IK Explore Information Knowledge Management Strategies

This course covers information and knowledge in the workplace, building effective knowledge management strategies, and examining technologies for knowledge management, specifically Microsoft SharePoint. Some topics covered will include knowledge management objectives, business process analysis and improvement, information governance and standards, and strategic planning. The course prepares students on how to build a successful knowledge process for an organization. Emphasis will be on case studies, projects, and hands-on learning.

IS 590IN Internet of Things and Applications for Business

Relying primarily on case studies, this course will help develop the students’ understanding of how the IoT enables Business Data Analytics. Lectures and readings will be focused on the impact to a company’s business model created by IoT data and analytics. Because of the disruptive nature of IoT sensors or data, IT Innovation will also be discussed. While the course will reflect a practitioner’s view, the material will be presented on a solid academic underpinning.

IS 590IP Information Policy

Introduces information policy concepts and issues with which library, archival, and information science practitioners need to be familiar. The course will consider information policy in the U.S. and global contexts; the policy process and players; individual policies which influence information creation and access; and how librarians and other information professionals participate in policy development.

IS 590IS Information Service Marketing

Examines all aspects of non-profit marketing, including the basic principles of marketing, and their application to a wide variety of settings, particularly non-profits, and applying the principles in an evaluation of an information service provider, carrying out basic market research for this provider, and writing a basic marketing plan. The goals of this course are: to provide a theoretical foundation that can be applied to many different organizational settings, particularly non-profits; to apply these theoretical concepts to a real-world situation comparable to the settings in which you will be employed; to develop team and leadership organization, communication and planning skills.

IS 590KI Knowledge Infrastructures

This course will examine how academia, the scientific experiment, bureaucratic administration, databases, and algorithms (and others) continue to shape our understanding of what constitutes information. Particular attention shall be paid to gender, indigenous knowledge practices, and embodiment.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590KI Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider, Bonnie Mak 70442

IS 590LG Library Gaming Programs

Covers the design, implementation, assessment, marketing, and sustainment of gaming programs in public, school, and academic libraries, and other community or institutional settings. Surveys games for different demographic groups, and explores methods for integration of gaming with other library programming. Reviews the history of recreational gaming and the use of games in research, educational, and clinical contexts.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590LG Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus David Dubin 70493
    • IS590LGO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online David Dubin 70494

IS 590LI Legal Issues in Library and Information Settings

A detailed exploration of the legal issues arising in various library settings, including access rights, privacy and confidentiality, copyright, intellectual freedom and information liability and malpractice. There are three objectives: 1) to understand the nature and scope of legal problems arising in the operation of the library; 2) to identify the responsibilities that library and information professionals have in executing current law and the opportunities available to effect necessary change; and 3) to evaluate current legal responses to such problems and envision alternative responses, both legal and non-legal, in light of sound information concepts.

IS 590LL Law Librarianship

Explores the various types of law libraries and functions within the law library, including legal reference, technical services, management, and collection development. Introduces special issues related to working with legal materials and law library patrons. Weekly readings and discussion will provide history and foundations of the field and an exploration of current issues and trends in the profession.

IS 590LP History and Techniques of Letterpress Printing

This course explores the history and techniques of fine printing (letterpress), looks at classics of typography and printing in examples from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and provides technical instruction in typesetting and press operation. Students will have exposure to the conceptual, intellectual, and aesthetic considerations of printing and printmaking.

IS 590MD Methods for Data Science

A dramatic increase in computing power has enabled new areas of data science to develop in statistical modeling and analysis. These areas cover predictive and descriptive learning bridge ideas and theory in statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence. We will cover many of these new methods including predictive learning such as estimating models from data to predict future outcomes, notably regression and classification models. Regression topics include linear regression with recent advances to deal with large numbers of variables, smoothing techniques, additive models, and local regression. Classification topics include discriminant analysis, logistic regression, support vector machines, generalized additive models, naive Bayes, mixture models and nearest neighbor methods. Lastly we develop neural networks and deep learning techniques, bridging the theory introduced in the earlier parts of the class to purely empirical methods. We situate these methods in the "data science lifecycle" as part of the larger set of practices in the discovery and communication of scientific findings.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590MD Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Yang Wang 67688
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590MD Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Vetle Torvik 67688

IS 590ML Machine Learning Team Projects

In this course students will build upon their previously acquired skills in machine learning to undertake a variety of team-based project which apply appropriate machine learning techniques to one or more real-world datasets to gain useful actionable insights. Teams will also document their analyses and findings, explaining the strengths weaknesses and reliability of their approaches. 

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590ML Wed 11:00 am - 1:50 pm On-Campus Philip Bosch 70545
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590ML Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Philip Bosch 69166

IS 590MM Medieval Manuscripts

This course is an intensive introduction to medieval manuscripts, asking such questions as who made manuscripts, how they were written and assembled, who illuminated them and why, the ways they were used, and how they have survived. It will look at some of the most famous types of illuminated manuscripts, including Bibles, Books of Hours and literary texts. It will explain how to identify texts and fragments, how to read and date medieval scripts, and how to gain access to original manuscripts across the world. It will look at the market for medieval manuscripts, both in the Middle Ages and today, and it will discuss manuscript libraries and collectors. The course will include ample access to original medieval manuscripts, and practical work involving actual examples from at least the eleventh century to the renaissance.

IS 590MMM Memory Media, Memory Institutions

This seminar takes a broad, interdisciplinary look at the concept of memory. We examine personal memory, family memory, memory institutions, and cultural memory, drawing on theories and perspectives from neurocognitive psychology, cognitive sociology, library and information science, archival theory, history, and other disciplines. We will consider a wide range of empirical examples such as memoirs, photography, memorials, and genealogy. This course will be applicable to a variety of fields of study and will be of particular interest to students studying various intersections among culture, technology, media, social practices, and information.

IS 590MSC Advanced Topics in Machine Learning & Social Computing

Open to all PhD students across campus.  We focus on deep learning, generative adversarial networks, adversarial learning, word embedding, and selected current topics in AI, mainly responsible computing (especially biases in data and learning, fairness, and ethics). In this seminar, students discuss papers on these topics in depth, analyze the papers in the wider context of theories, methods, and findings from their fields, guide or lead discussions, and reflect on the discussed papers in the context of their own research. Exceptions can be made for advanced MS students who have a strong focus on research and as per their advisor's approval.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590MSC Thu 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm On-Campus Jana Diesner 69207

IS 590NP Naming and Power

An advanced topics seminar in subject description and access that focuses upon representation in race, gender, sexuality and other contested categories. Critical intersections of bias, exclusion, and marginalization will be explored through a variety of case studies. Implications for how we construct search and discovery systems (e.g databases, finding aids, taxonomies and catalogs), and other tools, are crucial considerations for those engaging in cultural heritage work.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590NPO Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre 70531

IS 590OD Ontology Development

An introduction to formal ontology focusing on development and implementation issues and contemporary ontology software tools and languages.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590OD Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus David Dubin 68852

IS 590OH Oral History: Theory and Practice

Introduces the theory and practice of oral history to graduate students in history, communication, library and information science and related fields through reading, discussion and practice with field work and interviewing. Over the last fifty years, oral history has moved from a controversial (and sometimes despised) technique on the margins of the discipline history, to one of the most important forms of historical knowledge production and dissemination in the academic and non-academic worlds. Yet its goals and relations to the communities it touches are often less than clear. Examines oral historical works, some canonical, some experimental, produced by historians, anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists and political activists. Up for discussion are questions of orality and literacy, privileged versus marginal histories, the problem of memory, problems of listening and learning how to ask, and debates about audience and presentation. Readings will cross continents (the Americas, Europe, Africa, South America) and historical periods from the 18th through the 21st centuries. 

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590OH Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kathryn LaBarre 67402
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590OH Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kathryn LaBarre 67402

IS 590OM Open Data Mashups

Data sharing & modern open data standards have been creating large repositories of data that remain disconnected. Many data science & machine learning techniques are boosted by incorporating data representing a variety of domains & granularities. Topics on data curation, data cleaning, copyright, web scraping, storage, processing & automation will be reviewed. This course seeks to explore techniques & perspectives of combining various data sources to create a dataset ready for analysis, but in a project oriented space so that each topic is synthesized with practice & experienced in context. Students will select a project area & explore the technical & conceptual requirements of that project space, eventually producing a proof of concept around it. All project domains & area are open, with the only requirement be that they combine several data sources into a new dataset. This course is meant for students who have completed at least two semesters of coursework, are comfortable with programming in Python (the project can be completed in any language, but instruction will be in Python), & desire a space to explore & develop a capstone or independent study project. However, further work on the project is not a requirement. Guest speakers & field experts from the University Library will be invited. Students will be encouraged to share & publish their datasets at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: IS452 or demonstrated programming Experience, 20 hrs of completed coursework.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590OM Thu 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 70557
    • IS590OMO Thu 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 71803
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590OM Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 69230
    • IS590OMO Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 69365

IS 590PB Print Culture and the Material Book in the Age of Print

This course will explore the approximate 500 year history of the printed book in the West from Gutenberg to our digital contemporary with the aim of better understanding the shifting power and purpose of the printing press historically. We will read the work of book historians and bibliographers, examine the role of the printed book in specific epochs such as the Reformation and Scientific Revolution, and examine how print has been used for censorship and propaganda, as well as for the production of knowledge. Particular attention will be paid to the types of material books found in research libraries and university special collections.

IS 590PC Preservation and Conservation for Special Collections Care

This course is meant to build on previous coursework in Preservation, Special Collections and/or Rare Book Curation, will focus on the physical structure and chemical composition of book, paper, and photographic materials. Students will learn how historic and modern library and archives materials are produced, how they age and potentially deteriorate, and different approaches for their physical care. Class work will be split between traditional lectures and readings as well as hands-on projects in book construction and minimally invasive treatments and stabilization mechanisms. The goal will be to educate students to a level at which they can effectively communicate with conservation and preservation professionals, as well as set educated priorities and expectations for the care of their collections.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PC Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Jennifer Teper, Quinn Ferris 67401
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590PC Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Jennifer Teper, Quinn Ferris 67401

IS 590PD Practical Health Data Analytics

This course provides hands-on experience with practical data analysis. Datasets will be drawn from the health sector and will include structured, unstructured, social media, and geospatial data. Students will work in teams to refine the project question, identify the appropriate analytical methods, obtain any necessary supplemental data from online sources, perform the analysis, visualize the results, and present the project to stakeholders. Teams will be assigned based on analytical skill-level from basic statistics to advanced machine learning. Students should have taken an introduction to statistics class, but no prior experience in the health domain is required.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PD Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Ian Brooks 69359
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590PD Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Ian Brooks 69359

IS 590PF Predictive Analysis in Finance

Building on the fundamentals introduced in IS490RB, this course introduces the R programming language, R Studio & the many packages relevant in solving real world business problems. The new skills in R & the previously developed abilities in Python will then be applied to common use cases in the financial industry to solve problems that are faced every day by data scientists working in the field. The course helps prepare students to identify the best approaches to a variety of technical challenges that they may face in their future careers.

IS 590PL Public Librarianship

Explores the philosophy, history, and function of public libraries. Examines current practices of public library management as they relate to organization, administration, operation, services and facilities. Studies current conditions and issues, as well as planning to ensure responsive development.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PLO Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 70444

IS 590PM Project Management

Project management skills are essential for IS practitioners who want to be leaders. Effective project management is needed to create everything from digital libraries, to community informatics outreach projects, to new physical library facilities. This is a comprehensive course in project management for anyone who is serious about planning and managing successful projects. This course combines knowledge, tools and techniques that are common to managing successful projects in any field with insight into the special challenges of managing projects in the IS field. General project management subjects covered include a framework for project management, as well as the key project management knowledge areas: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement. Specific IS project management subjects covered include the demand for project management skills in libraries, case studies of projects in both large and small libraries, and methods for addressing the special challenges of digital library projects.

IS 590PP Professional Communication for Library and Other Information Professionals

This course will identify the varieties of means and media used in professional communication, analyze the qualities that make those means successful and offer many opportunities to practice using them. The majority of job postings in libraries and other information organizations list amongst their required qualifications "excellent oral and written communication skills." How do we develop these skills and demonstrate them to potential employers as well as deploy them in our working lives? The course will touch briefly on the forms usually associated with business communication such as the resume and the effective email message. It will also discuss visual means of communication such as the slide deck, the poster and the data visualisation and how and when these are most effectively used, either as primary or supporting means of communication. We will address the identification and use of social media and digital means of communication for professional purposes. Most substantively, we will address important and complex genres of professional communication, such as developing grant applications and budget proposals, as well as reporting on the outcomes of funded initiatives and work on these as individuals and in teams. Students will also be asked to identify the type of organization of interest to them (public library, academic library, research lab, etc) and to engage with the course topics from the perspective of those organizations.

IS 590PR Programming for Analytics and Data Processing

Building on the fundamentals introduced in IS 452, this course adds skills, data structures, tools, and patterns needed for developing and modifying software to solve more complex problems and to improve code maintainability and reliability. These skills are relevant to many types of programming, but many scenarios used will involve data analysis, conversion, validation, and processing pipelines. The course helps prepare students for work on larger projects with multiple developers. Includes test-driven design, more OOP design concepts, refactoring, profiling, introductory parallel processing, and more. Primarily uses the Python language.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PR Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus John Weible 67403
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590PR Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus John Weible, Yingjun Guan 69195
    • IS590PRO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online John Weible, Yingjun Guan 69166
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590PR Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus John Weible 67403

IS 590PV Privacy in the Internet Age

This course will examine the notion of privacy in its historical context, and in relation to existing and projected information/communication technologies and institutional arrangements. Topics covered include the nature of "identity"; protecting personal data; technologies for personal identification, societal surveillance, and privacy enhancement; technologies for describing, monitoring, and controlling levels of privacy; changes in cultural, legal, and policy understandings of privacy and privacy rights; needs for and approaches to privacy protection in a variety of institutions and industries; security-privacy interactions and policy implications; and specific cases such as privacy implications of automated transportation systems, medical records, online behavior, Google Maps, information mining, trans-border data flow, credit card theft, etc.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590PV Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Masooda Bashir, Yang Wang 71785

IS 590PZ Data Structures and Algorithms: Puzzles and Strategy Games

Learn, experiment, code with, and compare performance of common data structures and algorithms in a fun, collaborative, and challenging context. In class, students will solve or play and discuss several types of logic puzzles and strategy games. In small teams they will explore the deductive, strategic, and tactical decisions involved, select appropriate data structures & algorithms to develop efficient program solutions to automate playing, solving, generating, or analyzing puzzles & games. Techniques used include analysis of efficiency (Big-O, Big-theta), recursion, minimax, Monte Carlo Tree Search, client/server network communications, deterministic vs non-deterministic algorithms. Structures used include arrays, matrices, hash tables, stacks, various trees, network graphs, and custom structures.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PZ Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus John Weible 70394

IS 590QM Qualitative Methods Research

Survey of strategies of qualitative inquiry, considering methods of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590QM Tue 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 67431

IS 590RO Representing and Organizing Information Resources

Emphasizes concepts and methods of organizing information resources across different settings and systems, or within one particular setting. The course extends the basic conceptual foundation provided in IS 501 by providing further reading, analysis, discussion, and practice related to one or several major traditions of information organization in different environments (e.g., libraries, museums, archives, Internet, and within a single organization).

IS 590RR Reading Romance in the Library

In this course we will examine romance readers and reading from a library perspective. More specifically, we will investigate the tension between romance fiction’s profound popularity and its frequent denigration. While we will explore the romance genre itself, we will situate our conversation in the institutional and ethical context of the library, primarily focusing on romance readers’ motivations, meaning-making practices, and pleasures, on the one hand, and the ways in which librarians perceive, portray, serve, and sometimes criticize these readers on the other. Topics covered will include gender, taste, literacy, and professional ethics. Students will also develop some requisite skills to effectively advise romance readers in the library, though this is not the focus of the course. No antecedent familiarity with popular romance is required or expected.

IS 590RV Reviewing Children's Literature

Introduction to both the history and process of reviewing children's literature. A writing-intensive course designed to improve students' ability to produce concise, clearly structured reviews of children's and young adult literature. Also includes examination of the cultural context and implications of reviewing.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS590RVO Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 39594

IS 590SC Introduction to Command Line Tools

This class will provide an overview of the history and commonly offered command line interfaces and essential shell scripting tools. These approaches will be extended to cover common version control tools, including git and GitHub, their value, and how to appropriately organize a project within them

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590SC Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 70569
    • IS590SCO Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 70571
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590SCL Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 72422

IS 590SDP Scientific Data Policy Seminar

Survey of recent policy changes regarding scientific data, including archiving, repositories, legal encumbrances and access, the lifecycle of data, and strategies for reporting data.

IS 590SF Social Computing

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, methods, technologies and applications of social computing. Students learn about this emerging discipline from two perspectives: First, basic principles of collective information production and processing, and methods for studying these principles. Topics include prediction markets, games with a purpose, open source software development, social media, social networks, information visualization, and online games. Second, socio-technical aspects of the design and usage of respective technologies. This includes participation, privacy and security. Students learn how to solve problems in social computing in a systematic and rigorous fashion. At the end of the course, students will be able to design, manage and execute social computing projects for scholarly and commercial use, and to critically assess work in this area.

IS 590SJ Social Justice in Youth Literature

Examines books, media, and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in a multicultural, globalized, and increasingly digital media-saturated world. Explores the history of multicultural writing for the young, and major issues and debates of youth literature concerning diversity, racism, power, ideology, etc. Guides students to better select, interpret, evaluate, and promote such literature, media, and resources according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Summer 2019

    • IS590SJO Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Karla Lucht 39592

IS 590SM Social Media Analytics

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts, methods, technologies and applications of social media analytics. Students develop the literacy and skills needed for analyzing structured and unstructured social media data, and strategies for the effective and responsible use of social media analytics. With step-by-step guidance, students will complete assignments, hands-on exercises, and a project that enable them to analyze user-generated data from various real-world platforms (e.g., Twitter and Wikipedia).

IS 590SP Collections Development for Special Collections

Focuses on the issues and practices related to collection development for special collections libraries. The selection and acquisition of printed, manuscript, and digital materials for special collections libraries is a large subject, but it is a subject that is treated only sparsely in the professional literature. Students will gain an understanding of the nature and makeup of a collection in a rare books and manuscripts library, as well as an overview of the practices and procedures used by acquisitions librarians and development officers involved in the purchase or solicitation of materials for the collection. Attention will also be paid to the legal and ethical considerations that arise in making collection decisions in a special collections library.

IS 590SS Library and Information Resources for Spanish-Speaking Patrons

Most librarians will at some point in their careers have the opportunity to work with patrons who are seeking resources in Spanish. According to the United States Census, 38.3 million Hispanics in the US speak Spanish at home, giving the United States the 4th highest number of Spanish-speakers worldwide (Mexico has 120 million, Colombia 48 million, and Argentina 43 million). This steady increase in population means that the number of Spanish-speakers using public and academic libraries is also on the rise. In this 8-week course, students will pick a type of library (public, community college, or academic) to use for their assignments. The assignments will include answering reference or research queries, creating user guides, and selecting Spanish-language materials to build a collection supporting their user population. All course work will be done in English and Spanish is not a requirement for this course.

IS 590TC Typography & Communication

This course will explore the importance of typography the physical medium that transmits the message in the history of communication. Students will learn how to identify various typefaces and discover how design, hierarchy, and emphasis can impact communication. Students will not only learn the history of typography, but also develop skill in composing a page of text and understanding the classical principles of layout. This course will begin with a typographic foundation based on type classifications, terminology, and a brief history of writing and printing technology. Students will work through a series of exercises with digital software and various texts in order to provide hands-on experience with typography and to understand its central, yet subtle role in shaping all written communication.

IS 590TH Theories of Information

This seminar takes up the question "What is information?" and explores a theory of information that is based on a combination of insights from philosophical logic (e.g. Frege and Church) and social pragmatics (e.g. Grice and Searle), and on elements adapted from the model for bibliographic entities developed by the International Federation of Library Associations: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590TH Tue 9:30 am - 11:45 am On-Campus Allen Renear 69270

IS 590TR Information Transfer and Collaboration in Science

This seminar examines the role of information in the production of scientific knowledge. Building on a foundation of classic readings in the history and sociology of science, the course will cover a range of contemporary research on scientific communication, collaboration, research practice, and informatics. The focus is on formal and informal information transfer and communication, both amongst scientists and between scientists and external stakeholders (such as industry partners, policymakers, and members of the public), as a social phenomenon and implications for collaborative science and e-science. 

IS 590TX Text Mining

This course introduces students to the knowledge discovery process and methods used to mine patterns from a collection of text. We will critically review text mining methods developed in the knowledge discovery and databases, information science, and computational linguistics communities. Students will develop proficiency with modeling text through individual projects

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590TX Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Catherine Blake 67405

IS 590WD Web Design and Construction for Organizations

This course focuses on the basics of web site design, content development, constructing web pages with standard HTML and CSS. We will also cover usability and accessibility, content management system options, multi-media and interactivity in the context of standard HTML and CSS, procedures and policies for organizations, with a concentration on public, academic and special libraries. Students will investigate, design, and draft a representative site. Students may work work with non-profit and library clients in constructing and redesigning their web sites or design and construct their own personal professional pages.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590WDO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online David Hopping 68995

IS 590WF Web Development using Application Frameworks

Web Development Using Application Frameworkw: A course in the use and evaluation of Web application frameworks for system architects, designers, and developers. 
Prerequisties:

  • Experience in creating static Web sites using HTML and CSS
  • Experience in Python programming (IS 452 or equivalent)
  • Experience in creating dynamic Web sites using tools like PHP is helpful but not required.
  • Experience in using relational databases is helpful but not required.
     
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590WFO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 69227
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590WFO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 70546
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590WFO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 69227

IS 590YR Youth Reference Services

This course will explore print and online reference resources and library services in the areas of ready reference, research, and reader's advisory, with the main focus on children to 14 years. Emphasis will be placed on the respective roles of public and school librarians, and on the balance between providing children with requested information and guiding them toward greater independence in information seeking.

IS 591 Practicum

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties in an approved library or information center.

IS 592 Independent Study

Permits the intermediate or advanced student opportunity to undertake the study of a topic not otherwise offered in the curriculum or to pursue a topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within the context of a regular course.