IS 582 Advanced Topics in Librarianship

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

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS582ALO - Academic Librarianship
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      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. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      73249
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS582ILO - International Librarianship
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      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. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Ellen Knutson
      CRN
      73324
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS582MDO - Make-Design-Learn in Libraries
      Fri, 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Fri, 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online
      This course teaches knowledge and skills needed for information professionals to work successfully in a makerspace, learning lab, or other creative spaces. The course covers relevant theories, research, practices, and technologies on making, design thinking, and learning in libraries. this is a synchronous, online course and includes hands-on maker activities that can be done at home. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructors
      Emilie Butt, Kyungwon Koh
      CRN
      73354
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS582RBO - Rare Books and Special Collect
      Tue, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      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. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Megan Oliver
      CRN
      73251
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
  • Summer 2020

    • IS580AO - Rare Book and Spec Colls
      Tue, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      John Vincler
      CRN
      39633
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
  • Spring 2020

    • IS568AO - Theological Librarianship
      Wed, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Carisse Berryhill
      CRN
      67512
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS580AO - Rare Book and Spec Colls
      Tue, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      John Vincler
      CRN
      67515
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).