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IS 101 Introduction to Information Sciences

This course provides an introduction to the field of information science and the major. It offers both historical and contemporary context for understanding the role of information in society. Focus is placed upon critical analysis of information problems as well as understanding the creation, use, and distribution of information in business, policy, education, government, health, and other sectors

  • Summer 2020

    • IS101AO Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Judith Pintar 40607

IS 204 Research Design for Information Sciences

This course provides an introduction to different approaches to research in the information sciences, including social science methods, data and text mining, digital humanities, historical approaches, and others. Topics include methods for evaluating research, developing research questions, selecting research methods, conducting research ethically, and communicating findings clearly and effectively through words, graphics, and other visualizations.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS204AO Mon/Tue/Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Online Lori Kendall 40600

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS390RGO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Amanda McLellan 40620

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 2020

    • IS445AO Fri 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Linda Diekman 39546

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 2020

    • IS452AO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 39547
    • IS452AOU Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 39549

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS455AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 40523
    • IS455AOU Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 40628

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 2020

    • IS458AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 39550

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 2020

    • IS502AO Wed/Fri 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm Online Terry Weech 39555
    • IS502AO2 Mon 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online Caroline Nappo 39642
    • IS502AO3 Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Joyce Latham 40541

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 2020

    • IS504AO Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 39556
    • IS504AO2 Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 2020

    • IS505AO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Barbara Alvarez 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 2020

    • IS507AO Fri 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Inkyung Choi 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 2020

    • IS508AO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 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 2020

    • 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 2020

    • IS528AO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Karla Lucht 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 2020

    • IS530BIO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 40254

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS530R Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Christopher Condill 40535

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 2020

    • IS539AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 39646

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 2020

    • IS578AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 2020

    • IS580AO Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online John Vincler 39633

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 2020

    • 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 2020

    • IS586AO Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Megan Oliver 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 2020

    • IS590AVO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jimi Jones 39577

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 2020

    • IS590CBO Tue 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 2020

    • IS590CIO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Sara Benson 40540

IS 590EY Educational Technology and Youth

This course is intended to equip educators, technology coaches, youth services professionals, and library information specialists with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate technology into authentic learning experiences for youth. Rooted in evidence-based research, students will actively explore how educational technologies might be used and adapted in purposeful ways to support and/or transform the learning process.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590EYO Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Ann Ohms 39631

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 2020

    • IS590GWO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 40536

IS 590IS Information Service Marketing

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590ISO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Barbara Alvarez 40266

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590PRO Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Online John Weible 39653

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 2020

    • IS590RVO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 39594

IS 590WD Web Design and Construction for Organizations

This course focuses on the basics of web site design, content development, constructing web pages with standard HTML and CSS. We will also cover usability and accessibility, content management system options, multi-media and interactivity in the context of standard HTML and CSS, procedures and policies for organizations, with a concentration on public, academic and special libraries. Students will investigate, design, and draft a representative site. Students may work work with non-profit and library clients in constructing and redesigning their web sites or design and construct their own personal professional pages.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590WDO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online David Hopping 39586

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.