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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 2019

    • IS404AO Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 67559

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
  • Spring 2019

    • IS409AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Douglas Lipman 67560

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 2019

    • IS418AO Tue 3:00 pm - 5:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 67491

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
  • Spring 2019

    • IS445AO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Online Elizabeth Bush 67427

IS 446 Fantasy Literature and Media for Youth

The selection and evaluation of historical and contemporary fantasy literature and media for library collections aimed at children and young adults. Texts examined will include books, movies, and games.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS446AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Elizabeth Hoiem 71809

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
  • Spring 2019

    • IS451AO Wed 5:30 pm - 8:20 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS452AO2 Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jill Naiman, Diptendra Bagchi 71858
    • IS452AO Online 68947
  • Summer 2019

    • IS452AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 39547
  • Spring 2019

    • IS452AO Tue 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS455AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 71897

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS457AO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online 70900
  • Spring 2019

    • IS457AO Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Online Victoria Stodden 69487

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS458AO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 68948
  • Summer 2019

    • IS458AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 39550
  • Spring 2019

    • IS458AO Mon 6:15 pm - 8:15 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 2019

    • IS461AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Richard Urban 67410

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 2019

    • IS462AO Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Masooda Bashir 69151

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 490TE Introduction to Technology in LIS

This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of technology in library and information science (LIS). Following an overview of information system concepts, terminology and usage in organizations, there will be discussions covering a wide variety of topics including hardware and software, systems development (traditional and modern methods), programming languages, databases and the internet. Special attention will be paid to the knowledge and skills needed to succeed at the iSchool (servers, file access and management, office software, markup languages, website design and development, etc.) and LIS professional settings. Application of concepts is key. Readings will be supplemented with hands-on exercises and collaborative projects.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490TEO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Amanda McLellan 68950

IS 490YS Youth Services Community Engagement

This service-learning course will examine youth services by exploring how young people's information and educational needs are met by community institutions and organizations. We will draw upon youth services librarianship and youth informatics concepts to explore youth informatics in after school programs, community center programs, and other institutions that serve young people. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490YSO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Rachel Magee 68957

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS501AO2 Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre, Sharon Comstock, DeAnza Williams 68959
    • IS501AO3 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Inkyung Choi, RaShauna Wright 68969
    • IS501AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online J Downie, Inkyung Choi, Ruohua Han 68958
  • Spring 2019

    • IS501AO Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Linda Smith 67599
    • IS501AO2 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Linda Smith 67600

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS502AO Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Terry Weech 68961
  • 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
  • Spring 2019

    • IS502AO Mon 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Melissa Ocepek 67428
    • IS502AO2 Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Alaine Martaus, Kyungwon Koh 67494
    • IS502AO3 Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Maria Bonn 66791

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS504AO2 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68971
    • IS504AO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68970
  • Summer 2019

    • IS504AO2 Mon 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 39557
  • Spring 2019

    • IS504AO Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67495
    • IS504AO2 Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS505AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 68972
  • Summer 2019

    • IS505AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online Paul Healey 39558
  • Spring 2019

    • IS505AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Paul Healey 67498

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS506AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Kyungwon Koh, Sharon Comstock 68973
  • Spring 2019

    • IS506AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karla Lucht, 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS507AO2 Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Elizabeth Shoemaker 68976
    • IS507AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Robert Bothmann 68974
  • Summer 2019

    • IS507AO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Elizabeth Shoemaker 39559
  • Spring 2019

    • IS507AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Robert Bothmann 67499
    • IS507AO2 Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Elizabeth Shoemaker 67604

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS508AO2 Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68977
    • IS508AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Barnhart 68975
  • Summer 2019

    • IS508AO Wed 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 39560
  • Spring 2019

    • IS508AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Barnhart 67500
    • IS508AO2 Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67501

IS 514 History of Children's Literature

Interpretation of children's literature from the earliest times, including the impact of changing social and cultural patterns on books for children; attention to early printers and publishers of children's books and to magazines for children.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS514AO Wed 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Online Elizabeth Hoiem 68979

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 2019

    • IS515AO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online DeAnza Williams 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS516AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Judith Moreillon 71830
  • Spring 2019

    • IS516AO Tue 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online Ruth Shasteen 67486

IS 518 Community Informatics

Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepares both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS518AO Mon 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online Kathleen Williams 71831
  • Spring 2019

    • IS518AO Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kathleen Williams 67429

IS 524 Information Sources and Services in the Arts and Humanities

Overview of the information needs and practices of researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Detailed consideration of disciplinary literatures and print and electronic reference materials. Advanced training in addressing reference questions and research problems in the arts and humanities.  Prerequisite: IS 504 or consent of instructor.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS524AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Ronald Bivens-Tatum 67504

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 2019

    • IS525AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Scott Matheson 67506

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 530B 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS530HSO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online 71934

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 530MA Music Librarianship and Bibliography

Music Librarianship is a unique field, requiring a firm grasp of principles of music and librarianship. This course will cover a number of aspects of music librarianship, including music collections, information literacy, and music technology. Students will explore the current literature on music librarianship and analyze the theoretical aspects of the field through discussions and written assignments. Students will also delve into the practice of music librarianship by meeting music librarians and completing a project for a music library.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS530MAO Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Kirstin Johnson 71833

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS532AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Bertram Ludaescher 70341
  • Spring 2019

    • IS532AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Bertram Ludaescher 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS538AO Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Online Julia Hart 70328
  • Spring 2019

    • 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS539AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 71826
  • Summer 2019

    • IS539AO Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 39646
  • Spring 2019

    • IS539AO Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 67432

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS542AO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Jill Naiman 70330

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS543AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough, Jessie Chin 68982
  • Spring 2019

    • IS543AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough 69162

IS 545 Social Justice in the Information Professions

This course is intended to provide a historic and contemporary overview of social justice and advocacy work in librarianship. The course will be primarily focused on activities in the United States, though international movements and perspectives will be addressed. Topics include: desegregation of libraries and professional associations; recruitment and retention of library workers from traditionally underrepresented populations; library outreach; intellectual freedom; and emerging critical theories and issues in the field.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS545AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre 71849

IS 546 Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

Examines intellectual freedom issues throughout the United States and the world. Approaches intellectual freedom as an ethical issue based in interpretations of the First Amendment and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The course encourages information professionals to view commitment to intellectual freedom as a core professional value and gives students the opportunity to develop skills and strategies needed to navigate censorship controversies in the workplace.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS546AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Online Emily Knox 68983

IS 547 Information Services for Diverse Populations

This course is designed to prepare future information professionals to develop and provide inclusive services to underrepresented populations, and to analyze and evaluate services to ensure equality of access to information in a range of institutional settings. Through readings, discussion, guest lectures, and site visits, students will explore diversity issues that impact information services and develop skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services for addressing these issues. Specific diversity issues include race and ethnicity; education; language; literacy; disability; gender and sexual orientation; social class; national origin; physical, psychological, and learning ability; and age.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS547AO Tue 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Nicole Cooke 67510

IS 555 Usability Engineering

The course provides an introduction to: issues in Human Computer Interaction; analysis of interfaces and their use; the interface design process as an engineering activity; designing usable interfaces under constraints; and the rapid prototyping and evaluation cycle. The course covers interface design in multiple contexts including websites, web-based applications, smartphone apps, regular computer apps and new contexts of interacting with computers.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS555AO Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Rachael Bradley 69529

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 2019

    • IS561AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online David Dubin 67721

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
  • Spring 2019

    • IS562AO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Timothy Cole 67621

IS 567 Academic Librarianship

Introduces the higher education environment in which academic librarians and other information professionals operate in order to prepare students for leadership roles both within academic libraries and in their parent institutions. This course explores academic librarianship through a variety of lenses including: history and organization of higher education; accreditation; characteristics of students; roles of faculty and other campus professionals; and current issues and challenges.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS567AO Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online Melissa Wong 68986
  • Spring 2019

    • IS567AO Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online Melissa Wong 67511

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 2019

    • IS568AO Wed 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Carisse Berryhill 67512

IS 569 Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Provides an orientation to the variety of financial management techniques appropriate for libraries and information centers, with an emphasis on sources for obtaining financial support, controlling expenditures, creating and controlling budgets, financial decision making and exploring specific financial and budgetary problems for the major operational areas of libraries - public services, technical services, information technology and facilities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS569AO Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Benjamin Mead-Harvey 68987

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 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 68989
  • Spring 2019

    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 67517

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 2019

    • IS582AO Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Andrew Huot 67518

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

    • IS584AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 39574

IS 585 International Librarianship

Focuses on international librarianship (how librarians communicate on international issues) and how that differs from comparative librarianship (the comparative study of library services in specific contexts). Examines how concepts such as "one-world" and "free flow of information" are valid in the international information arena; the importance of internationalizing library education; the role of international information agencies and the need for formulating information policies. Local and regional issues relating to library and information science are studied in the context of global issues.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS585AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Ellen Knutson 70377

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS586AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough, Robert DeCandido 68990
  • Summer 2019

    • IS586AO Tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Rhiannon Bettivia 39576
  • Spring 2019

    • IS586AO Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Robert DeCandido 67622

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590BAO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 69326
  • Summer 2019

    • IS590BAO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 39602
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590BA2 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 69222
    • IS590BAO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 67623

IS 590BB Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practices

A hands-on exploration of multiple styles of bookbinding. Students will acquire fundamental technical knowledge by creating a variety of book structures using traditional tools and materials.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590BBO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Andrew Huot 68991

IS 590CA Community Archives: Documenting Heritage and Identity

Community Archives are a collection of material that documents one or many aspects of a community's heritage, collected and preserved by that community and its members. These materials tell the story of groups of people who have often been excluded from mainstream archives, which have tended to focus on official documents and the lives of elites. We will investigate the role community archives play in supporting a sense of heritage and identity amongst members of a community and how they serve to raise awareness of these neglected stories in the wider public. Will work with local organizations that have agreed to take part, and students will contribute to the work of their archives by assisting in identifying records of long term value, documenting the experience of its members, providing the organization with practical and affordable solutions within a framework of best practice of archives and records management, and working collaboratively with the organizations to secure the long-term viability of their documentary heritage.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590CAO Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Anke Voss 69260

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 590CC Introduction to Cloud Computing

This course covers various aspects of cloud computing. Given the variety of cloud computing services, this course will focus on exposure to as many practical scenarios as possible. Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, APIs and data security will all be some of the key concepts covered in this course. At the conclusion of this course, students will have had practical experience in selecting and utilizing a cloud solution.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590CCO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jefferey Saiger 71783

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 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 2019

    • IS590CRO Mon 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Online Carol Tilley 67626

IS 590DH Digital Humanities

Looks at some of the history of digital humanities, examine some case studies of digital tools and methods applied to humanities material in the context of research, and consider the implications of such projects for libraries, both in terms of providing support to their creators and in terms of collecting the results. This course considers fundamental concepts and common technologies to understand how they enable and constrain digital scholarship in the humanities, and to explore the abundant opportunities and challenges that digital projects pose for libraries. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on use of digital tools and humanities data, students will gain familiarity with the shape and prominent features of the extensive landscape of digital humanities research, along with some of the basic skills required to navigate it.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DHO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online William Underwood 71796

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DTO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Jing Rui He 71784

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 2019

    • IS590DVO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Jill Naiman 69194

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 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 2019

    • IS590ELO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 67521

IS 590ER E-Resources Management

In-depth exploration of current topics in the rapidly changing world of e-resources management in libraries and information centers. Discusses trends, problems, and issues relating to how e-resources are reshaping the entire spectrum of library service. Example areas of focus include open access publishing, scholarly communication, proprietary as well as open source e-resources management systems, licensing and copyright issues, consortia, usage statistics, balancing e-resources with more traditional collections and services, and intellectual access challenges in a highly diffuse information environment.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590ERO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Steven Oberg 68994

IS 590EV Evaluation & Assessment of Library Services

Introduction to theories, approaches, and methodologies for evaluation and assessment of library programs and services. Explores assessment and evaluation models through lenses of user needs, policy and compliance, continuous improvement, and performance review as well as communication with stakeholders.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590EVO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Lisa Hinchliffe 71799

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590GW2 Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 70655
    • IS590GWO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 70500
  • 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
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590GWO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 69195
    • IS590GW2 Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 69530
    • IS590GW3 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 69564

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 2019

    • IS590IHO Tue 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm Online Bonnie Mak 69206

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 590OM Open Data Mashups

Data sharing & modern open data standards have been creating large repositories of data that remain disconnected. Many data science & machine learning techniques are boosted by incorporating data representing a variety of domains & granularities. Topics on data curation, data cleaning, copyright, web scraping, storage, processing & automation will be reviewed. This course seeks to explore techniques & perspectives of combining various data sources to create a dataset ready for analysis, but in a project oriented space so that each topic is synthesized with practice & experienced in context. Students will select a project area & explore the technical & conceptual requirements of that project space, eventually producing a proof of concept around it. All project domains & area are open, with the only requirement be that they combine several data sources into a new dataset. This course is meant for students who have completed at least two semesters of coursework, are comfortable with programming in Python (the project can be completed in any language, but instruction will be in Python), & desire a space to explore & develop a capstone or independent study project. However, further work on the project is not a requirement. Guest speakers & field experts from the University Library will be invited. Students will be encouraged to share & publish their datasets at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: IS452 or demonstrated programming Experience, 20 hrs of completed coursework.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590OMO Thu 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 71803
  • Spring 2019

    • IS590OMO Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 69365

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590PRO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online John Weible, Yingjun Guan 69166

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 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590WDO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online David Hopping 68995

IS 590WF Web Development using Application Framework

Web Development Using Application Framework: 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.
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590WFO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 70546
  • Spring 2019

    • 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.