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IS 401 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.

Previously IS451.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS401AO - Intro to Network Systems Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 72971
  • Spring 2020

    • IS451AO - Intro to Network Systems Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 67562

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).

  • Fall 2020

    • IS403AOG - Children's Materials Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 68946
  • Summer 2020

    • IS403AO - Lit and Resources Children Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Karla Lucht 40670
  • Spring 2020

    • IS403AGO - Lit and Resources Children Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 70491
    • IS403AUO - Lit and Resources Children Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 70719

IS 410 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.

Previously IS409.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS410A02 - Storytelling Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Kathleen McDowell 73408
    • IS410AO3 - Storytelling Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Sharon Comstock 73587
    • IS410AOG - Storytelling Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Kathleen McDowell 73128
    • IS410AOU - Storytelling Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Kathleen McDowell 73130

IS 413 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).

Previously IS404.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS404AGO - Lit and Resources Young Adults Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 67559
    • IS404AUO - Lit and Resources Young Adults Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 70718

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 - Community Engagement Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 67491

IS 423 Early Literacy

Librarians fill a key role in the literacy development of young children with opportunities for interaction both in the library and through outreach programs. Key skills center on developing literacy-rich library environments, classroom instructional support, intentional embedding of essentials skills and practices within daily activities and lessons, resources about early literacy strategies to share with families and caregivers. Practitioners will understand the importance of integration of technology to meet the diverse developmental, cultural, social and linguistic needs of children to ensure they are able to create meaning from text.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS423AOG - Early Literacy Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Ann Ohms 73132

IS 426 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.

Previously IS461.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS461AGO - Museum Informatics Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Richard Urban 67410
    • IS461AUO - Museum Informatics Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Richard Urban 70756

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS430AO2 - Foundations Info Processing Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 73411
    • IS430AOG - Foundations Info Processing Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 73216
  • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS452AO - Foundations Info Processing Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 67565

IS 439 Web Development using Application Frameworks

Web Development Using Application Frameworks: A course in the use and evaluation of Web application frameworks for system architects, designers, and developers. 
Prerequisites:

  • 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.

Previously IS590WF.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590WFO - Web Devel using App Framwrk Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 69227

IS 445 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.

Previously IS590DV.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS445AOG - Data Visualization Online 73220

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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS445AO - Info Books & Resources Youth Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Online Judith Moreillon 67427

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS455AO - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 71897
  • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS455AGO - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 70131
    • IS455AUO - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 70722

IS 456 Information Storage and Retrieval

Introduces problems of document representation, information need specification, and query processing. Describes the theories, models, and current research aimed at solving those problems. Primary focus is on bibliographic, text, and multimedia records.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS456AOG - Info Storage and Retrieval Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Philip Reiter 70493

IS 457 Data Storytelling

An introduction to understanding data as a source for storytelling and to telling stories based on data. This process will include understanding and analyzing data sets to find informative aspects, changes, or contrasts that will provide the basic information for developing stories. Course participants will learn storytelling concepts, narrative theories, and performance techniques and develop stories in a collaborative workshop style. Students will work with data visualization toolkits, which will involve variable levels of coding and skill. By using storytelling techniques with data, students can develop, and tell well-evidenced stories, organizations can make better data-driven decisions.

Previously IS590DST.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS457AOG - Data Storytelling Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      Online Matthew Turk, Kathleen McDowell 73269

IS 464 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.

Previously IS462.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS462AO - Information Assurance Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Masooda Bashir 69151

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS471AO2 - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73413
    • IS471AOG - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73237
  • Summer 2020

    • IS458AO - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 39550
  • Spring 2020

    • IS458AO - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 66866

IS 496 Topics in Human-Centered Design & Systems

Variety of newly developed and current topics courses within the field of human-centered design and systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS496DEO - Design for Social Interact Exp Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Yun Huang 73855

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS501AO - Reference and Info Services Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73142
    • IS501BO - Reference and Info Services Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 73143
  • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS504AO - Reference and Info Services Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67495
    • IS504AO2 - Reference and Info Services Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Merinda Hensley 67496

IS 503 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.

Previously IS514.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS503AO - History of Children's Lit Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Hoiem 73148

IS 504 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.

Previously IS543.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS504AO - Sociotechnical Info Systems Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Peter Darch 73146
  • Spring 2020

    • IS543AO - Sociotechnical Info Systems Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 69162

IS 505 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.

Previously IS501.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS505AO - Info Org and Access Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jodi Schneider, Sharon Comstock 68972
    • IS505BO - Info Org and Access Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi, J Downie 73150
    • IS505CO - Info Org and Access Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online David Dubin 73942
  • Spring 2020

    • IS501AO - Info Org and Access Tue 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Online Vetle Torvik 67599

IS 507 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.

Previously IS542.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS507AO - Data, Stat, Info Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Jill Naiman 68974
  • Spring 2020

    • IS542AO - Data, Stat, Info Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Jill Naiman 69161

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS510AO - Libraries Info and Society Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Alaine Martaus 73152
    • IS510BO - Libraries Info and Society Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Caroline Nappo 73153
    • IS510CO - Libraries Info and Society Fri 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online Kathleen Williams 70325
  • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS502AO - Libraries Info and Society Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi, Caroline Nappo 67428
    • IS502AO2 - Libraries Info and Society Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Alaine Martaus 67494

IS 515 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.

Previously IS561.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS561AO - Information Modeling Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Jacob Jett 67721

IS 519 Research Design in Information Science

Provides an introduction to the design of LIS research, beginning with an in-depth consideration of the philosophical and logical underpinnings of research. A brief survey of different methods used in LIS research is followed by an exploration of research design issues through comparative hands-on exercises. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on research design choices, especially the connections between research questions and research methods.

Previously IS588.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS519AO - Research Design in IS Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Lori Kendall 70326

IS 520 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.

Previously IS518.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS520AO - Community Informatics Wed 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online Kathleen Williams 73159

IS 523 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.

Previously IS582.

  • Spring 2020

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

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS530AO - Collection Development Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Anne Barnhart 73163
    • IS530BO - Collection Development Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 73164
    • IS530CO - Collection Development Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 73162
  • Summer 2020

    • IS508AO - Collection Development Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 39560
  • Spring 2020

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

IS 532 School Library Management

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. 2

  • Fall 2020

    • IS532AO - School Library Management Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ruth Shasteen 73165
  • Spring 2020

    • IS516AO - School Library Media Center Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ruth Shasteen 67486

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS534AO - Information Consulting Thu 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Julia Hart 73167
  • Summer 2020

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

IS 537 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.

Previously IS532.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS537AO - T & P of Data Cleaning Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      Online Bertram Ludaescher 73169
  • Spring 2020

    • IS532AO - Theory & Pract Data Cleaning 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 - Competitve Intell & Knowl Mgmt Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Julia Hart 69226

IS 540 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.

Previously IS545.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS540AO - Social Just Info Professions Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Online Kathryn LaBarre 73171

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 542 Research and Inquiry for Youth

This course is designed to prepare school librarians to serve as instructional leaders in their learning communities, positioned to transform teaching and learning in order to ensure students are college, career, and community ready. Participants will develop strategies and practices to support the school's curriculum through the roles of instructional partner, information specialist, and teacher. The school librarian has a leadership role in designing authentic learning activities in research and guided inquiry to prepare students in both the process and attitudes necessary to identify and meet their own lifelong information needs.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS542AO - Research and Inquiry for Youth Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ruth Shasteen 73172

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS543AO - Digital Preservation Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 73173
  • Summer 2020

    • IS586AO - Digital Preservation Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Megan Oliver 39576
  • Spring 2020

    • IS586AO - Digital Preservation Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Robert DeCandido 67622

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS544AO - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 73175
  • Summer 2020

    • IS505AO - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 39558
  • Spring 2020

    • IS505AO - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 67498
    • IS505AO2 - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 69193

IS 549 Practicum

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

Previously IS591.

IS 551 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.

Previously IS506.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS551AO - Youth Services Librarianship Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Online Carol Tilley 73176
    • IS551AO2 - Youth Services Librarianship Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Carol Tilley 73177
  • Spring 2020

    • IS506AO - Youth Services Librarianship Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ann Ohms 69152

IS 555 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.

Previously IS590NP.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS555AO - Naming and Power Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Online Kathryn LaBarre 73179
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590NPO - Naming and Power Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Kathryn LaBarre 70531

IS 561 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.

Previously IS503.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS503AO - Use and Users of Information Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi 70132

IS 562 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.

Previously IS581.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS562AO - Adm and Use Archival Materials Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Melissa Salrin 70354
  • Spring 2020

    • IS581AO - Adm and Use Archival Materials Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Melissa Salrin 67517

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS563SJO - Social Justice in Youth Lit Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Karla Lucht 73187
  • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CRO - Comics: Advising Readers Wed 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Carol Tilley 67626

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.

IS 571 Advanced Topics in Use and Users of Information

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS571CPO - Children's Programming Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 73240
    • IS571ISO - Info Service for Diverse Users Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 73239
  • Spring 2020

    • IS490TLO - Teen Library Programs Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 70441
    • IS590LGO - Library Gaming Programs Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online David Dubin 70494

IS 573 Advanced Topics in Collections

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS573ABO - Introduction to Artists Books Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online John Vincler 73557
    • IS573ERO - E-Resources Management Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Steven Oberg 73241

IS 575 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.

Previously IS562.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS575AO - Metadata in Theory & Practice Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 73243
  • Spring 2020

    • IS562AO - Metadata in Theory & Practice Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 67621

IS 577 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.

Previously IS590DT.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DTO - Data Mining Thu 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Online Vetle Torvik 70285

IS 580 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.

Previously IS590IH.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS580AO - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Online Bonnie Mak 68988
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590IHO - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Online Bonnie Mak 69206

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS581MLO - Media Literacy for Youth Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 73246
  • Summer 2020

    • IS590EYO - EdTech and Youth Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Online Ann Ohms 39631
  • Spring 2020

    • IS515AO - Media Literacy for Youth Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kristen Mattson 67605

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS582ALO - Academic Librarianship Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73249
    • IS582ILO - International Librarianship Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Ellen Knutson 73324
    • IS582MDO - Make-Design-Learn in Libraries Fri 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online Kyungwon Koh, Emilie Butt 73354
    • IS582RBO - Rare Books and Special Collect Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Megan Oliver 73251
  • Summer 2020

    • IS580AO - Rare Book and Spec Colls Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online John Vincler 39633
  • Spring 2020

    • IS568AO - Theological Librarianship Wed 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Online Carisse Berryhill 67512
    • IS580AO - Rare Book and Spec Colls Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online John Vincler 67515

IS 583 Advanced Topics in Book History

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS583BPO - Book as a Physical Object Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Sidney Berger 73682

IS 584 Advanced Topics in Ethics and Privacy

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS584IFO - Intellectual Freedom & Censors Thu 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Emily Knox 73253

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS585AO - Bibliographic Metadata Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Robert Bothmann 70377
  • Summer 2020

    • IS507AO - Intr to Bibliographic Metadata Fri 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi 39559
  • Spring 2020

    • IS507AO - Intr to Bibliographic Metadata Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Steven Oberg 67499

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.

IS 590 Advanced Topics in Information Foundations

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS590ITO - Introduction to LIS Technology Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Amanda McLellan 71804
  • Summer 2020

    • IS590ISO - Information Service Marketing Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 40266
  • Spring 2020

    • IS418AGO - Community Engagement Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 67491

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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590ELO - E-Learning Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 67521
    • IS530HSO - Health Sci Info Svcs & Res Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Mary Edwards 70458

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS592GWO - Grant Writing for Libraries Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Karen Egan 73257
  • Summer 2020

    • IS590GWO - Grant Writing for Libraries Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Karen Egan 40536
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590GWO - Grant Writing for Libraries Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Anne Craig 69195
    • IS590GW2 - Grant Writing for Libraries Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Karen Egan 69530
    • IS590PLO - Public Librarianship Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 70444

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 594 Advanced Topics in Management and Policy

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS594EVO - Eval & Assess of Libr Services Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Lisa Hinchliffe 73685
    • IS594FMO - Financial Management Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Benjamin Mead-Harvey 73259
  • Summer 2020

    • IS590KMO - Practices of Knowledge Mgmt Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Yoo-Seong Song 40272
  • Spring 2020

    • IS525AO - Government Information Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Scott Matheson 67506

IS 595 Advanced Topics in Organization & Representation

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS595LDO - Linked Data Processing Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole, Jacob Jett 73937
    • IS595RO - Representing & Org Info Resour Mon 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online David Dubin 73262
  • Spring 2020

    • IS538AO - Competitve Intell & Knowl Mgmt Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Julia Hart 69226
    • IS577AO - Adv Bibliographic Metadata Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Robert Bothmann 69220

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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590SCO - Intro to Command Line Tools Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 70571