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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 - Intro to Information Sciences 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 - Research Design Info Sciences Mon/Tue/Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Online Lori Kendall 40600

IS 308 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.

Previously IS390RG.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS390RGO - Race Gender and Info Tech Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Amanda McLellan 40620

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).

  • Summer 2020

    • IS403AO - Lit and Resources Children Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Karla Lucht 40670

IS 429 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.

Previously IS590WD.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590WDO - Web Content Strategy & Mgmt Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online David Hopping 39586

IS 430 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.

Previously IS452.

  • Summer 2020

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

IS 453 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).

Previously IS445.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS445AO - Info Books & Resources Youth Fri 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Linda Diekman 39546

IS 455 Database Design and Prototyping

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 - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 40523
    • IS455AOU - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 40628

IS 471 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.

Previously IS458.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS458AO - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 39550

IS 501 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.

Previously IS504.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS504AO - Reference and Info Services Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 39556
    • IS504AO2 - Reference and Info Services Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 39557

IS 510 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.

Previously IS502.

  • Summer 2020

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

IS 530 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.

Previously IS508.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS508AO - Collection Development Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 39560

IS 534 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.

Previously IS539.

  • Summer 2020

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

IS 541 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.

Previously IS590CI.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590CIO - Copyright for Information Prof Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Sara Benson 40540

IS 543 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.

Previously IS586.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS586AO - Digital Preservation Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Megan Oliver 39576

IS 544 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.

Previously IS505.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS505AO - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 39558

IS 549 Practicum

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties in an approved library or information center.

Previously IS591.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS5910 - Practicum On-Campus 39867

IS 563 Advanced Topics in Literature, Media and Materials

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within Literature, Media and Materials, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS528AO - Adult Popular Literature Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Karla Lucht 39563
    • IS590SSO - Libr&Info Spanish Spking Ptrns Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Anne Barnhart 39630
    • IS590RVO - Reviewing Children's Lit Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 39594

IS 565 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.

Previously IS590CB.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590CBO - Cataloging for School Libs Tue 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
      Online Ruth Shasteen 39580

IS 569 Internship

Supervised field experience designed for learning professional-level duties in an approved information-related organization or institution.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS5940 - Information Sciences Practice On-Campus 39705

IS 581 Advanced Topics in Youth Services

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

  • Summer 2020

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

IS 582 Advanced Topics in Librarianship

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

  • Summer 2020

    • IS580AO - Rare Book and Spec Colls Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online John Vincler 39633

IS 585 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.

Previously IS507.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS507AO - Intr to Bibliographic Metadata Fri 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi 39559

IS 589 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.

Previously IS592.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS5920 - Independent Study On-Campus 39905

IS 591 Advanced Topics in Information Services

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

  • Summer 2020

    • IS510AO - Adult Public Services Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Heidi Rhea 39561
    • IS530BIO - Business Information Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Yoo-Seong Song 40254

IS 592 Advanced Topics In Information Organizations

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

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590GWO - Grant Writing for Libraries Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Karen Egan 40536

IS 593 Advanced Topics in Preservation & Tech Services

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Preservation & Tech Services, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS578AO - Technical Services Functions Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Steven Oberg 39572
    • IS590AVO - AV Materials Libs & Archives Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jimi Jones 39577
    • IS584AO - Archival Arrang and Descrip Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Melissa Salrin 39574

IS 597 Advanced Topics in Data Analytics & Data Science

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Data Analytics & Data Science, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590PRO - Progr Analytics & Data Process Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online John Weible 39653