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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

    • IS401ACG - Intro to Network Systems Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 72970
    • IS401ACU - Intro to Network Systems Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 73221
    • 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

    • IS403ACG - Children's Materials Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Karla Lucht 68266
    • IS403ACU - Children's Materials Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Karla Lucht 68794
    • 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 406 Cognition in the Wild

Designed as a foundation for students who are interested in learning how to design human-centered information technologies. Students will learn basic principles in human cognition and behavior, and how these principles influence how we interact with information technologies. The course will prepare students to translate theories in human cognition and behavior to analyze, evaluate and rethink everyday design examples.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS406ACG - Cognition in the Wild Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73321
    • IS406ACU - Cognition in the Wild Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73322

IS 407 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.

Previously IS457.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS407ACG - Introduction to Data Science Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 73126
    • IS407ACU - Introduction to Data Science Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 73127
  • Spring 2020

    • IS457AG - Introduction to Data Science Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67407
    • IS457AU - Introduction to Data Science Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67659

IS 409 Web Technologies & Techniques

This course provides an introduction to the technologies behind the Web. Topics covered include: hypertext, hypermedia, the history of the Web, the role of Web standards and their impact on the development of Web resources. The course introduces principles of Web design and usability. Students will gain an understanding how the Web works and how to design, construct, evaluate, and maintain Web-based materials.

Previously IS390W1.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS390W1A - Web Technologies & Techniques Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus David Hopping 67703

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

    • IS410AO2 - 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS409AG - Storytelling Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      On-Campus Daniel Keding 67373
    • IS409AU - Storytelling Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      On-Campus Daniel Keding 67641

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 419 Entrepreneurial Information Technology Design

Introduces students to a range of rapid prototyping techniques and methods to analyze needs, opportunities and design spaces. Students will work in teams to develop ideas for novel computational devices or applications to meet identified needs. Covers the interlinked entrepreneurial skills of identifying an unmet need, exploiting technological opportunities, exploring a design space to refine an idea, and communicating a design vision through demonstrations with prototypes and proofs of concept. This enables developers to show how their envisaged working interactive technology will be used productively in a particular real-life context. Communicating the vision of computational devices is a challenge because dynamic use in context is hard for people other than the device's developers to imagine. The ability to produce convincing, clear, powerful demonstrations even at the early stages of a project is a highly valuable entrepreneurial skill, and also highly applicable within an organization. Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication.

Previously IS490IT.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS419ACG - Entrepreneurial IT Design Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73129
    • IS419ACU - Entrepreneurial IT Design Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73131

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 424 Social Computing

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, methods, technologies and applications of social computing. Students learn about this emerging discipline from two perspectives: First, basic principles of collective information production and processing, and methods for studying these principles. Topics include prediction markets, games with a purpose, open source software development, social media, social networks, information visualization, and online games. Second, socio-technical aspects of the design and usage of respective technologies. This includes participation, privacy and security. Students learn how to solve problems in social computing in a systematic and rigorous fashion. At the end of the course, students will be able to design, manage and execute social computing projects for scholarly and commercial use, and to critically assess work in this area.

Previously IS490SC.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490SCG - Social Computing Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yun Huang 70533
    • IS490SCU - Social Computing Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yun Huang 70725

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

    • IS430AC2 - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Kevin Trainor 73409
    • IS430ACG - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Kevin Trainor 73212
    • IS430ACU - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Kevin Trainor 73214
    • IS430AO2 - Foundations Info Processing Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 73411
    • IS430AOG - Foundations Info Processing Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 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

    • IS452AG - Foundations Info Processing Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67563
    • IS452AU - Foundations Info Processing Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67657
    • IS452AO - Foundations Info Processing Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 67565

IS 436 Playful Design Methods

In this immersive and experiential course, students consider "playfulness" as a key aspect of design methodologies and practices. Looking closely at the philosophical, social, and relational dynamics of play from multiple disciplinary angles, students will explore how playful approaches to design thinking and other design methodologies can encourage collaboration, engagement, and emergent, transformative solutions to a range of challenges that face us in our rapidly-changing, information-based culture.  The course aims to build student competency in design methods through a sequence of project experiences arising from a deep consideration of play.

Previously IS490PD.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490PDG - Playful Design Methods Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Judith Pintar 69287
    • IS490PDU - Playful Design Methods Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Judith Pintar 69288

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 440 Community Informatics Studio

Studio-based learning methods, which are common in art and architectural education, are used to help students address a real-world problem or 'case' within a social justice framework. Working in teams and mentored by the instructor and experts, students will learn how to 'be a professional' in an environment in which process is as important as project.

Previously IS490CI.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490CIG - Community Informatics Studio Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 67483
    • IS490CIU - Community Informatics Studio Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 70724

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

    • IS445ACG - Data Visualization Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Matthew Turk 73217
    • IS445ACU - Data Visualization Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Matthew Turk 73218
    • IS445AOG - Data Visualization Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Jill Naiman 73220
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DV - Data Visualization Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Jill Naiman 67973

IS 451 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.

Previously IS530A.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS451ACG - Bibliography of Africa Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 68267
    • IS451ACU - Bibliography of Africa Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 73211
  • Spring 2020

    • IS530A - Bibliography of Africa Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 69262

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

    • IS455ACG - Database Design & Prototyping Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Kevin Trainor 71895
    • IS455ACU - Database Design & Prototyping Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Kevin Trainor 73233
    • 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
      Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      Online Matthew Turk, Kathleen McDowell 73269

IS 461 Russian, East European, and Eurasian Bibliography & Research Methods

This course is designed to provide graduate students in both area and information studies with a comprehensive introduction to research techniques in the Russian & East European field. Depending on enrollment, course content is designed to cover a broad range of interests--for example, Central Asia as well as Russia--while demonstrating that many tools serve more than one specialty. The course will also discuss the resources and skills required for digital scholarship, as well as traditional approaches.

Previously IS530R.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS530R - REEES Biblio Research Methods Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Christopher Condill 70765

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

    • IS471AC2 - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Merinda Hensley 73412
    • IS471ACG - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Merinda Hensley 73236
    • 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 497 Topics in Data Analytics & Data Science

Variety of newly developed and topics courses within Data Analytics & Data Science, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula

  • Fall 2020

    • IS497DA - Database Admin & Scaling Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73556

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

    • IS501AC - Reference and Info Services Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Beth Woodard 73140
    • IS501AO - Reference and Info Services Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73142
    • IS501BC - Reference and Info Services Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Zoe Revell, Beth Woodard 73141
    • 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

    • IS504A - Reference and Info Services Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Beth Woodard, Susan Avery 67377
    • 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

    • IS503AC - History of Children's Lit Mon 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Hoiem 73147
    • IS503AO - History of Children's Lit Wed 7:00 pm - 9:30 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

    • IS504AC - Sociotechnical Info Systems Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73144
    • IS504AO - Sociotechnical Info Systems Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Peter Darch 73146
    • IS504BC - Sociotechnical Info Systems Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Peter Darch 73145
  • Spring 2020

    • IS543A - Sociotechnical Info Systems Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Peter Darch 67384
    • IS543B - Sociotechnical Info Systems Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 67631
    • 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

    • IS505AC - Info Org and Access Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 69081
    • IS505AO - Info Org and Access Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Sharon Comstock, Jodi Schneider 68972
    • IS505BCO - Info Org and Access Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      Online Karen Wickett 73149
    • 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

    • IS501A - Info Org and Access Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Karen Wickett 67597
    • IS501AO - Info Org and Access Tue 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Online Vetle Torvik 67599

IS 506 Human-Centered Information Systems

This course provides students the fundamental theory and skills necessary to design, develop, and evaluate human centered information systems. By the end of the course students will be able to gather user needs in light of existing sociotechnical systems, design effective human centered interfaces, implement interactive prototypes, and conduct unit testing and user studies of software.

Previously IS590HCS.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590HCS - Human Centered Info Systems Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Yang Wang, Jessie Chin, John Weible 70534

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

    • IS507AC - Data, Stat, Info Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 68976
    • IS507AO - Data, Stat, Info Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Jill Naiman 68974
    • IS507BC - Data, Stat, Info Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Victoria Stodden 70324
    • IS507CC - Data, Stat, Info On-Campus 73151
  • Spring 2020

    • IS542A - Data, Stat, Info Fri 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 67383
    • IS542AO - Data, Stat, Info Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Jill Naiman 69161

IS 509 History and Foundations of LIS

This required course for all first-semester library and information science (LIS) doctoral students introduces students to the historical foundations of LIS. Examinations of the interactions of socio-cultural, technological and professional factors underlying the emergence of LIS provide a basis for exploring more recent developments in theory and practice.

Previously IS587.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS587A - History and Foundations of LIS Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Karen Wickett 67490

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

    • IS502A - Libraries Info and Society Tue 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Maria Bonn 67580
    • IS502B - Libraries Info and Society Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Terry Weech 67581
    • IS502C - Libraries Info and Society Tue 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Terry Weech 67630
    • IS502D - Libraries Info and Society Wed 10:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 70390
    • 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 511 Scholarly Communications

A basic level of scholarly communication literacy and sophistication is an increasing requirement of academic librarians, both to inform their work and to make those librarians effective partners in the scholarly enterprise. This course is designed to cultivate and develop that literacy. It will address topics such as: the established modes of scholarly communication and the emergence of alternatives influenced by the growth of social media and other forms of networked communication; the divide between formal and informal modes of scholarly communication and the current state of flux as that divide begins to collapse; the varying economies of scholarship (the reputation and prestige economy, the financial economy both in the market and in the mission-driven research academy, and the economic impact of scholarly communication decisions upon library budgets); modes of credentialing scholarship and their impact upon professional advancement, with special attention to peer review and its (current?) discontents; scholarship as intellectual property and the most effective ways to manage that property and achieve scholarly goals; and issues in access and preservation as they relate to ensuring the future of the scholarly conversation.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS511AC - Scholarly Communications Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Maria Bonn 68978

IS 514 Applied Business Research

As an experiential learning class, this course covers advanced techniques of business research with an emphasis on managing real-world client projects. Students will be assigned to teams and work with clients to identify research requirements and construct recommendations. Students will acquire critical skills in creating professional deliverables through client engagements. Students will build professional research portfolios at the conclusion of their projects.

Previously IS540.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS514AC - Applied Business Research Thu 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73154
    • IS514BC - Applied Business Research Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73155
  • Spring 2020

    • IS540A - Applied Business Research Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67382
    • IS540B - Applied Business Research Thu 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 69786

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS515AC - Information Modeling Thu 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 73156
    • IS515AO - Information Modeling Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 am
      Online Jacob Jett 73157
  • Spring 2020

    • IS561A - Information Modeling Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 67387
    • IS561AO - Information Modeling Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Jacob Jett 67721
    • IS561B - Information Modeling Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 67388

IS 517 Methods for Data Science

A dramatic increase in computing power has enabled new areas of data science to develop in statistical modeling and analysis. These areas cover predictive and descriptive learning bridge ideas and theory in statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence. We will cover many of these new methods including predictive learning such as estimating models from data to predict future outcomes, notably regression and classification models. Regression topics include linear regression with recent advances to deal with large numbers of variables, smoothing techniques, additive models, and local regression. Classification topics include discriminant analysis, logistic regression, support vector machines, generalized additive models, naive Bayes, mixture models and nearest neighbor methods. Lastly we develop neural networks and deep learning techniques, bridging the theory introduced in the earlier parts of the class to purely empirical methods. We situate these methods in the "data science lifecycle" as part of the larger set of practices in the discovery and communication of scientific findings.

Previously IS590MD.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590MD - Methods for Data Science Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yang Wang 67688

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 522 Library Buildings

Studies the library's physical plant in the light of changing concepts and patterns of library service; analyzes present-day library buildings (both new and remodeled), and their comparison with each other as well as with buildings of the past; examines the interrelationship of staff, collections, users, and physical plant; discussion supplemented by visits to new libraries and conference with their staffs. A two-day field trip is required.

Previously IS548.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS548A - Library Buildings Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Frederick Schlipf 67385

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS523AC - Preserving Info Resources Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jennifer Teper 73160
  • Spring 2020

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

IS 524 Data Governance

The course will address issues of data governance, including data ethics, and design and implementation of policy responses and best practices.

Previously IS590DG.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DG - Data Governance Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Peter Darch 70594

IS 525 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

This course examines the construction of a data warehouse and business intelligence system. It will review the roles and requirements of building the system, including data modelling and business intelligence product design. This course will explore real-world case studies of data warehouse and business intelligence projects leading to a final project to design a solution for a business case.

Previously IS590DW.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS525AC - Data Warehousing Thu 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 73161
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DW - Data Warehousing and BI Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 67396

IS 527 Network Analysis

Network Analysis has become a widely adopted method for studying the interactions between social agents, information and infrastructures. The strong demand for expertise in network analysis has been fueled by the widespread acknowledgement that everything is connected and the popularity of social networking services. This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, concepts, methods and applications of network analysis in a practical manner. Students learn and practice hands-on skills in collecting, analyzing and visualizing network data.

Previously IS559.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS559A - Network Analysis Tue/Thu 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Jana Diesner, Mai Ly Dinh 66825

IS 529 Doctoral ProSeminar

A core course for all first year Information Science PhD students. The seminar serves as a venue for the development of a variety of skills and capacities to succeed as a scholar. Throughout the term, students will engage in a series of tasks designed as an initiation to the academic profession. The seminar offers a mix of sessions on progression through the Ph.D. degree program, the research process, guidance on the academic profession, and written and oral presentation of scholarly research. While students will receive feedback from the instructor, this is a seminar, meaning that active student participation and peer feedback is crucial.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS529AC - Doctoral ProSeminar Wed 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus J Downie 73228

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 533 Oral History Methods

Introduces the theory and practice of oral history to graduate students in history, communication, library and information science and related fields through reading, discussion and practice with field work and interviewing. Over the last fifty years, oral history has moved from a controversial (and sometimes despised) technique on the margins of the discipline history, to one of the most important forms of historical knowledge production and dissemination in the academic and non-academic worlds. Yet its goals and relations to the communities it touches are often less than clear. Examines oral historical works, some canonical, some experimental, produced by historians, anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists and political activists. Up for discussion are questions of orality and literacy, privileged versus marginal histories, the problem of memory, problems of listening and learning how to ask, and debates about audience and presentation. Readings will cross continents (the Americas, Europe, Africa, South America) and historical periods from the 18th through the 21st centuries.

Previously IS590OH.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590OH - Oral History Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Kathryn LaBarre 67402

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

    • IS534AC - Information Consulting Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73166
    • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS539A - Information Consulting Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67381

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

    • IS537AC - Theory & Prac of Data Cleaning Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher 73168
    • IS537AO - Theory & Prac of Data Cleaning Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      Online Bertram Ludaescher 73169
  • Spring 2020

    • IS532A - Theory & Pract Data Cleaning Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher, Yi-Yun Cheng 67443
    • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CI - Copyright for Information Prof Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek, Sara Benson 70392

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

    • IS544AC - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Joyce Latham 73174
    • 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

    • IS505A - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Mon 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      On-Campus Zoe Revell, Beth Woodard 67378
    • 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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5490 - Practicum On-Campus 73805
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5910 - Practicum On-Campus 39867
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5910 - Practicum On-Campus 66860

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 559 Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Project

Individual study of a problem in library and information science; forms the culmination of the Certificate of Advanced Study program.

Previously IS593.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5590 - CAS Project On-Campus 69534
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5930 - CAS Project On-Campus 39958
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5930 - CAS Project On-Campus 66862

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS561AC - Use and Users of Information Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 68783
  • 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
    • IS581A - Adm and Use Archival Materials Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Scott Schwartz 70935

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

    • IS563DH - History of Digital Humanities Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus William Underwood 73186
    • 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 567 Text Mining

This course introduces students to the knowledge discovery process and methods used to mine patterns from a collection of text. We will critically review text mining methods developed in the knowledge discovery and databases, information science, and computational linguistics communities. Students will develop proficiency with modeling text through individual projects

Previously IS557.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS567AC - Text Mining Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Catherine Blake 68917
  • Spring 2020

    • IS557A - Text Mining On-Campus Catherine Blake 70147

IS 569 Internship

Supervised field experience designed for learning professional-level duties in an approved information-related organization or institution.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5690 - Internship On-Campus 68987
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5940 - Information Sciences Practice On-Campus 39705
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5940 - Information Sciences Practice On-Campus 71120

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
    • IS590LG - Library Gaming Programs Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus David Dubin 70493
    • 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
    • IS573CH - Intro Cultural Heritage Coll Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Jennifer Teper, Christa Deacy-Quinn, Lynne Thomas, Scott Schwartz 73242
    • IS573ED - Exhibit Design Thu 4:30 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Walter Wilson 73138
    • 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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS577AC - Data Mining Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 73244
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DT - Data Mining Fri 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 67395
    • IS590DTO - Data Mining Thu 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Online Vetle Torvik 70285

IS 578 Seminar in Research Methods

This seminar course will offer an advanced graduate survey of research in areas related to research in research methods, across a wide range of topics. This course is designed to incorporate multiple guest lectures.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS578CCO - Critical Approach to Child Lit Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Sara Schwebel 73245
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590QM - Qualitative Methods Research Tue 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Lori Kendall 67431

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

    • IS580AC - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 70356
    • IS580AO - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Online Bonnie Mak 68988
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590IH - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 69205
    • 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 Ruth Shasteen 39631
  • Spring 2020

    • IS515A - Media Literacy for Youth Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Carol Tilley 67379
    • 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
      Fri 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online Emilie Butt, Kyungwon Koh 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
    • IS583HB - History of the Book Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 73252
  • Spring 2020

    • IS572A - Mdvl Mscrpts & Early Mod Books Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Paula Carns 69192

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
    • IS584PV - Privacy in the Internet Age Fri 10:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Masooda Bashir 73311

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

    • IS585AC - Bibliographic Metadata Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 68412
    • 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

    • IS507A - Intr to Bibliographic Metadata Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 67791
    • IS507AO - Intr to Bibliographic Metadata Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Steven Oberg 67499

IS 586 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.

Previously IS555.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS586AC - Usability Engineering Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73255

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5890 - Independent Study On-Campus 73758
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5920 - Independent Study On-Campus 39905
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5920 - Independent Study On-Campus 66861

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

    • IS590CE - Community Engagement Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 71968
    • 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

    • IS592GW - Grant Writing for Libraries Mon 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
      On-Campus Anne Craig 73256
    • 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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS593AV - AV Materials Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jimi Jones 73258
  • 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
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PC - Presv & Consv Spec Colls Care Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Quinn Ferris, Jennifer Teper 67401

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

    • IS595LD - Linked Data Processing Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jacob Jett, Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole 73263
    • 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 Jacob Jett, Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole 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
    • IS590KI - Knowledge Infrastructures Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jodi Schneider, Bonnie Mak 70442

IS 596 Advanced Topics in Human-Centered Design & Systems

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Human-Centered Design & Systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS596AI - AI and Democracy Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Anita Chan 73527
    • IS596GH - Global Health Informatics Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Ian Brooks 73301

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS597DS - Data Structures & Algorithms Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73265
    • IS597PR - Progr Analytics & Data Process Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73264
  • Summer 2020

    • IS590PRO - Progr Analytics & Data Process Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online John Weible 39653
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590SC - Intro to Command Line Tools Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 70569
    • IS590SCO - Intro to Command Line Tools Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 70571
    • IS590PZ - Data Str & Algorithms: Puzzles Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 70394
    • IS590PD - Practical Health DataAnalytics Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Ian Brooks 69359
    • IS590PR - Progr Analytics & Data Process Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 67403

IS 599 Thesis Research

Individual study and research.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS5990 - Thesis Research On-Campus 39836
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5990 - Thesis Research On-Campus 66864