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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 527 Literacy, Reading, and Readers

Reading and literacy play a central role in all areas of LIS, as well as in education, communication, literature, and writing studies. This course considers reading as a physical, social, and educational activity that is historically and culturally situated. It provides a multidisciplinary investigation into different forms of literacy and how people acquire them. Drawing upon scholarship in LIS, education, literature, history, sociology, psychology, and anthropology, and with special consideration given to age, gender, class, religion, and culture, we will expand upon traditional notions of literacy and explore the range of scholarly approaches to the study of literacy, reading, and readers. For assignments, students choose between an experiential track, which offers practical experience through volunteer work in a literacy tutoring position, or a scholarship track, which features a research project without a volunteer component.

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 530A Bibliography of Africa

Covers the available universe of African studies materials in all formats and how to find them. The class begins with evaluating general reference sources and continues with sources by discipline for the study of the continent of Africa. Covers research strategies for the humanities and social sciences.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS530A Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Atoma Batoma 69262

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 530GA Law (Legal Resources)

This course will provide an introduction to legal resources and the practice of legal reference services. It is intended for those may who are interested in working with legal materials in any environment, and not just for those interested in law librarianship. The course will begin with a look at the legal and ethical issues related to answering legal reference questions. It will then take an exhaustive look at legal research materials and methods. Included will be discussion of secondary legal research tools, as well as case law, regulations and statutes.

IS 530I Bioinformatics Problems and Research

This course introduces Information Science as an engine of exploration and discovery for Biology. Students will learn: historical origins of bioinformatics; biological organisms and processes as information phenomena; central problems of biology that are addressable with informatics techniques; information representations for biological structures and processes; common information modeling, organization, and analysis tools used in bioinformatics such as databases, networks, ontologies, and simulations; complex sociotechnical dilemmas that arise in the practice of bioinformatics work; and bioinformatics as an important example of data science.

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