Library & Information Science

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Library & Information Science - LIS

1001 Library Research Methods and Materials (1) Fundamentals of college-level research; location, evaluation, and use of information for research needs; introduction to the library and to the organization, access, and retrieval of information; hands-on experience in a variety of printed and electronic resources.

7002 Information Services (3) Preparation for reference and bibliographic services; selection and use of general, scholarly, and specialized reference resources in various subject fields.

7003 Principles of Collection Management (3) Basic principles of collection development and management, including community and user needs analysis, selection strategies, and tools.

7004 Principles of Management for Librarians and Information Specialists (3) Basic functions of management and their application to the operations of libraries and information service agencies.

7005 Foundations of Library and Information Science (3) Must be taken in the first semester of residence or prior to registration for the tenth hour of course work to be counted for the M.L.I.S. degree, whichever occurs first. History, theory, practice, philosophy, and current organization of the information service professions.

7008 Information Technologies (3) Hardware, software, networking, and telecommunications issues relating to technologies used in libraries and information settings; experience with appropriate software packages and search systems.

7011 Information Needs Analysis (3) User-centered approaches to meeting information needs of individuals and communities; community analysis, user studies, and reference interview.

7012 Bibliographic Organization and Resource Development (3) Conceptual foundations of bibliographic organization and resource development; basic principles and methods of description, organization, and access; bibliographical lists; principles, methods, issues, and trends of resource selection for user populations.

7013 Evaluation of Information Systems (3) Evaluation of information system performance; systems analysis techniques; development and use of performance measures; strategies for improving system performance.

7101 Media and Services for Children (3) Developmentally appropriate library and information services for children, ages birth to eleven; emphasis on literature and uses of literature in schools and libraries.

7102 Media and Services for Young Adults (3) Developmentally appropriate library and information services for young adults, ages 15 to 18; emphasis on literature and uses of literature in schools and libraries.

7103 Media and Services for Young Adolescents (3) Developmentally appropriate library and information services for young people, ages 11 to 14; emphasis on literature and its value in the lives of pubescent youths.

7106 Problems in Collection Management (3) Prereq.: LIS 7003 or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Advanced study in collection management; emphasis on formats and special conditions, such as serials, audio-visual materials, rare and out-of-print markets, foreign book trade, or alternative literatures or procedures, such as evaluation or acquisitions.

7107 Use of Media in Libraries (3) Examination of media as translated into a variety of library settings and as related to various library patron groups; problems and trends with types of media, software and hardware.

7200 Resources for the Humanities (3) Information resources in major areas of the humanities.

7201 Resources for the Social Sciences (3) Information resources in major areas of the social sciences.

7202 Resources for Science and Technology (3) Information resources in major areas of pure and applied sciences.

7203 Sources of Government Information (3) Government publications as products of government activity and as sources of information.

7205 Business Information Resources (3) Information resources in major areas of business and economics.

7400 School Media Centers (3) Philosophy and objectives of library media centers and information services in schools; emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the library media specialist.

7401 Academic Libraries (3) Study of libraries in higher education; their development, organization, financing, and administration; human resources; collections; services; and futures.

7402 Cooperatives, Consortia, and Networks (3) Major types of local, state, regional, and national cooperation among all types of libraries, including organization, governance, services, and uses of technology.

7403 Special Libraries and Information Centers (3) Major types of special libraries; their purpose and function in business, government, and other organizations; principles of administration; technical processing; reference services; special methods, routines, and records.

7404 Health Sciences Information Centers (3) Administration, organization, function, and services of health sciences libraries; collection development and reference emphasis on major print and electronic information resources.

7405 Public Libraries (3) Role of the public library in past and present American society; its relationship to the social and political communities.

7406 Literature and Methods for Readers' Advisory Services (3) Value and role of leisure reading in public libraries; interview techniques, support processes, and bibliographic resources for providing services to adults and older adolescent readers.

7407 Adult Services in Public Libraries (3) Lifelong learning theory; adult information seeking patterns; adult education activities in public libraries; emphasis on specific services including genealogy, local history, literacy, parenting, and outreach to special groups.

7501 Management of Information Systems (3) Management of the selection, acquisition, and implementation of computer systems within the context of library and information service agencies.

7502 Networks for Information Centers (3) Standards, policy, theory, and technical issues related to electronic networks; impact on information transfer and organizations.

7605 Information Science (3) Also offered as CSC 7406. History and philosophy of information science and information retrieval; survey of current research.

7606 Abstracting and Indexing (3) Also offered as CSC 7407. Principles of abstracting and indexing for print and electronic environments; controlled vocabulary and thesaurus development; manual and computerized abstracting and indexing techniques; effectiveness of abstracting and indexing methods.

7607 Electronic Information Resources (3) Also offered as CSC 7410. Use of electronic information resources and systems; analysis and comparison of various search mechanisms.

7608 Cataloging and Classification (3) Principles underlying description, subject analysis, classification of library resources and authority control; current national standard cataloging rules, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Classification, and MARC (machine-readable cataloging) formats are emphasized.

7609 Seminar on Cataloging and Classification (3) Prereq.: LIS 7608 or consent of instructor. Detailed analysis of cataloging and classification of special resources, including serials, electronic and cartographic resources, kits, music, manuscripts, relia, including formatting of bibliographic representations; intensive survey of conceptual foundations of descriptive and subject metadata.

7610 Information Retrieval Systems (3) See CSC 7481.

7700 History of Books and Libraries (3) History and cultural relationships of the book and libraries; rise of the modern library since the mid-19th century.

7800 The Art and Practice of Storytelling (3) Role of storytelling as a form of communication; preparation and presentation of stories for all age groups; planning story programs.

7801 The Illustrator as Storyteller (3) Study of effectiveness of illustrators in telling stories from children's literature; evaluation of artistic media in review sources; survey of works of noted children's books illustrators.

7807 Library User Instruction (3) Theories, techniques, strategies, and current practice for teaching the effective and efficient use of academic, school, public, and special library resources.

7809 Research in Library and Information Science (3) Research methodology applicable to library and information phenomena; definition of research problems, selection of inquiry tools, and data collection; emphasis on evaluation of research.

7900 Field Experience in Library and Information Services (3) Prereq.: completion of all required courses or equivalents, and permission of instructor. Preparation for course begins semester prior to registration. 120 hrs. per semester at field site. Experience in management of library and information services, such as cataloging, reference, technical services, or automation.

7901 Issues in Library and Information Science (1) Pass-fail grading. All graduating students are expected to participate in discussions of contemporary professional issues.

7902 Field Experience in School Media Centers (3) Prereq.: completion of all required courses and LIS 7101, 7102, and 7400; or equivalent. Preparation for course begins semester prior to registration. 120 hrs. per semester at field site. Experience in administration and management of school libraries.

7903 Field Experience in Special Libraries and Information Centers (3) Prereq.: completion of all required courses and LIS 7403; or equivalent. Preparation for course begins semester prior to registration. 120 hrs. per semester at field site. Experience in administration and management of special libraries.

7904 Field Experience in Academic Libraries (3) Prereq.: completion of all required courses and LIS 7401; or equivalent. Preparation for course begins semester prior to registration. 120 hrs. per semester at field site. Experience in administration and management of academic libraries.

7905 Field Experience in Public Libraries (3) Prereq.: completion of all required courses and LIS 7405; or equivalent. Preparation for course begins semester prior to registration. 120 hrs. per semester at field site. Experience in administration and management of public libraries.

7906 Field Experience in Health Sciences Information Centers (3) Prereq.: completion of all required courses and LIS 7404; or equivalent. Preparation for course begins semester prior to registration. 120 hrs. per semester at field site. Experience in administration and management of health sciences libraries.

7909 Directed Independent Study (1-3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit.

7910, 7911, 7912 Special Topics in Library and Information Science (1-3 each) Each course may be taken for a max. of 3 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7913 Field Experience in Archives (3) Prereq.: completion of all required courses or equivalents and permission of instructor. Preparation for course begins semester prior to registration. 120 hrs. per semester at field site. Experience in administration and management of archives.

8000 Thesis Research (1-9 per semester) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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