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IS 107 Data Science Discovery

Data Science Discovery is the intersection of statistics, computation, and real-world relevance. As a project-driven course, students perform hands-on-analysis of real-world data sets to analyze and discover the impact of the data. Throughout each experience, students reflect on the social issues surrounding data analysis such as privacy and design.

Same as CS 107 and STAT 107.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for Quantitative Reasoning I.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS107AL1 Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Karle Flanagan, Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider 70644
    • IS107AYA Wed 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Anku Adhikari 70645
    • IS107AYB Wed 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 70646
    • IS107AYC Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Anku Adhikari 70647
    • IS107AYD Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus 70648
    • IS107AYE Fri 8:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus 70649
    • IS107AYF Fri 8:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus 70650
    • IS107AYG Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Sogol Bazargani 70651
    • IS107AYH Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus 70652
    • IS107AYI Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Sogol Bazargani 70653
    • IS107AYJ Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 70654
    • IS107AYK Fri 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus 70655
    • IS107AYL Fri 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus 70656

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 Jean Kanengoni, Emily Knox 66607
    • IS202AD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox, Jean Kanengoni 66608
    • IS202AD3 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox, DeAnza Williams 66610
    • IS202AD4 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox, Claudia Grisales Bohorquez 66611
    • IS202AD5 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus DeAnza Williams, Emily Knox 66606
    • IS202AD6 Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox, Daniela Delgado Ramos 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 Aiko Takazawa, 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 Aiko Takazawa, Lori Kendall 70214
    • IS202BD4 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Susan Liepert 68819
    • IS202BD5 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 68820
    • IS202BD6 Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Susan Liepert, Lori Kendall 70217
    • IS202BE1 Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68816

IS 206 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications

Previously IS 199DCA.

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. Labs involving common database tools and exercises in SQL

  • Spring 2020

    • IS2061C Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Craig Evans 70945

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, Kyratso Karahalios, Karen Rodriguez'G 70448

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

IS 390RG 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 David Mussulman 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 - 3:50 pm On-Campus Maria Bonn 67580
    • IS502B Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67581
    • IS502C Tue 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67630
    • IS502D Wed 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 70390
    • IS502AO Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Inkyung Choi, Caroline Nappo 67428
    • IS502AO2 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Alaine Martaus 67494

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

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 Beth Woodard, Susan Avery 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

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 Zoe Revell, Beth Woodard 67378
    • IS505AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 67498
    • IS505AO2 Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Barbara Alvarez 69193

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Mary Edwards 70458

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 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, Yi-Yun Cheng 67443
    • IS532AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Bertram Ludaescher, Yi-Yun Cheng 67444

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Mai Ly Dinh 66825

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
    • IS561B Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 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

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

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

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

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

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
    • IS581A Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Scott Schwartz 70935

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 Yang Wang, Jessie Chin, John Weible 70534

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

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 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

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 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

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 Quinn Ferris, Jennifer Teper 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

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 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

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 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

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. 

  • 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

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.