IS 590 Advanced Topics in Information Foundations

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

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS590CEO - Community Engagement
      Fri, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online
      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. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Martin Wolske
      CRN
      71968
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS590ITO - Introduction to LIS Technology
      Mon, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 OR 4 credit hours: This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of technology in 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. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Amanda McLellan
      CRN
      71804
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      1 - 4
  • Summer 2020

    • IS590ISO - Information Service Marketing
      Mon, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online
      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.
      Instructor
      Barbara Alvarez
      CRN
      40266
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
  • Spring 2020

    • IS418AGO - Community Engagement
      Wed, 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      Online
      Restricted to students in Information Sciences.
      Instructor
      Martin Wolske
      CRN
      67491
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).