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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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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).

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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

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.

  • 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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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 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 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 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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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 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 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.

  • Summer 2019

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

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 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.

  • 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

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 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 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 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.