Undergraduate Course Descriptions


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.

LIS 2000 Introduction to Information & Society (3) This is a General Education course. Introduction to information as a concept and its changing roles, uses and meanings in contemporary global society.

LIS 2003 Information and Internet Environment (3) Introduction to concepts that underlies the Internet environments and related technologies; the effective and ethical use of digital information and communication; principles of information interaction and findability on the World Wide Web.

LIS 3000 Libraries in the Information Age (3) An overview of the historical and contemporary role of libraries and information centers in society and of career opportunities in today’s information age.

LIS 3002 Introduction to Library Public Services (3) An introduction to the principles, practice, and procedures of library services to the public, including effective public service, reference, circulation, and programming.

LIS 3004 Introduction to Technical Services (3) Introduction to the principles and practices of technical services, including cataloging, acquisitions, bindery, and serials control in libraries and information centers.

LIS 3006 Introduction to Collection Development (3) Overview of collection development principles and practices.

LIS 3510 Foundations of Digital Information Organization (3) Foundational concepts in digital information including creation, organization, and representation in a variety of information environments.

LIS 4001 Advanced Library Research Methods and Materials (3) Advanced information literacy for college-level research; location, evaluation and use of information for research needs; the organization, access and retrieval of information; practical experience with resources in multiple formats.

LIS 4101 Collection Development for Children (3) Developing library collections for children ages birth to twelve and the uses of such literature in public and school libraries.

LIS 4102 Collection Development for Teens (3) Developing library collections for teens ages twelve to eighteen and the uses of such literature in public and school libraries.

LIS 4511 Information Architecture (3) Introduction to basic concepts, principles, and practice of information architecture; tools and techniques such as labeling, navigating, searching and knowledge organization for information representation on the World Wide Web.

LIS 4513 Information Techniques for Social Media (3) Introduction to theories and practical approaches to analyzing social media data.

LIS 4900 Special Topics in Library and Information Science (1-3) Prereq.: Permission of department. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

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