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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

    • IS507A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Nicole Ream-Sotomayor 67791
    • 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 510 Adult Public Services

The literature, history, and problems of providing library service to the general adult user; investigation of user characteristics and needs, and the effectiveness of various types of adult services.

  • Summer 2019

    • IS510AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Heidi Rhea 39561

IS 511 Bibliography

Covers enumerative bibliography, the practices of compiling lists; analytical bibliography, the design, production, and handling of books as physical objects; and historical bibliography, the history of books and other library materials, from the invention of printing to the present.

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS515A Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Rachel Magee 71828
  • 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

    • IS518A Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kathleen Williams 68404
    • 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 519 Social Science Research in LIS

Introduces students to the fundamentals of doing social science research in LIS. Students will learn how to frame a research problem, choose an appropriate research method, apply it, and write up the research for presentation and publication.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS519A Thu 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Rachel Magee 69186

IS 522 Information Sources and Services in the Sciences

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 sciences.