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IS 490RB2 Advanced Data Science

This course will introduce advanced data science concepts by building on the foundational concepts presented in IS 490RB - Foundations of Data Science. Students will first learn how to perform more statistical data exploration and constructing and evaluating statistical models. Next, students will learn machine learning techniques including supervised and unsupervised learning, dimensional reduction, and cluster finding. An emphasis will be placed on the practical application of these techniques to high-dimensional numerical data, time series data, image data, and text data. Finally, students will learn to use relational databases and cloud computing software components such as Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL data stores. Students must have access to a fairly modern computer, ideally that supports hardware virtualization, on which they can install software.

IS 490SM Social Media and Global Change

This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490SMG Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71810
    • IS490SMU Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71811

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

    • IS501A1 Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox, David Dubin 68849
    • IS501AO2 Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre, Sharon Comstock 68959
    • IS501AO3 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Inkyung Choi 68969
    • IS501AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online J Downie, Inkyung Choi 68958
    • IS501B1 Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 68850
    • IS501C1 Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Karen Wickett 68853
    • IS501D1 Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 72252
  • Spring 2019

    • IS501A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus David Dubin, Jodi Schneider 67597
    • 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
    • IS502A Thu 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Bonnie Mak 68854
  • 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

    • IS502A Tue 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67580
    • 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
    • IS502B Wed 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Bonnie Mak 67581
    • IS502C Thu 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Terry Weech 67630

IS 503 Use and Users of Information

Explores information needs and uses at a general level, addressing formal and informal information channels, barriers to information, issues of value, and impacts of technology. Examines information seeking practices of particular communities and within various environments, introducing recent approaches to user-centered system design and digital library development. Provides an overview of methods that can be used to study information needs, information seeking behavior, and related phenomena.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS503A Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 71827

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

    • IS504A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Susan Avery, Beth Woodard 68269
    • 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

    • IS504A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Susan Avery, Beth Woodard 67377
    • 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

    • IS505A Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Maria Bonn 69081
    • 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

    • IS505A Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Beth Woodard, Zoe Revell 67378
    • 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

    • IS506A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kyungwon Koh, Sharon Comstock 68271
    • 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