IS 571 Advanced Topics in Use and Users of Information

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Use and Users of Information, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS571CPO - Children's Programming
      Tue, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      This course examines children?s services by surveying how libraries can meet the developmental, informational, social, personal, and cultural needs of babies, children, and their caregivers through programs. The course will provide theoretical understanding of the value and impact of library programs for children, their caregivers, and educators. It will also provide practical experience, looking at strategies, techniques, and resources for developing programs for children, caregivers, and educators; strategies for community outreach to organizations that also serve children; and methods for assessment and evaluation of program success. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Kathryn Quealy
      CRN
      73240
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS571ISO - Info Service for Diverse Users
      Wed, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 credit hours: 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. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Barbara Alvarez
      CRN
      73239
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Spring 2020

    • IS490TLO - Teen Library Programs
      Tue, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online
      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.
      Instructor
      Rachel Magee
      CRN
      70441
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS590LG - Library Gaming Programs
      Tue/Thu, 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      MUST CHOOSE either 2 or 4 Credit Hours. 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.
      Instructor
      David Dubin
      CRN
      70493
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      1 - 4
    • IS590LGO - Library Gaming Programs
      Mon, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE either 2 or 4 Credit Hours. 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.
      Instructor
      David Dubin
      CRN
      70494
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      1 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).