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Academic Courses

Below is a list of academic courses completed in pursuit of my MLIS.

Courses descriptions obtained from UH Manoa Library and Information Science Program page.
LIS 601: Introduction to Reference and Information Services
Philosophy, principles, and practice of reference services in libraries, information centers, and information literacy. Bibliographic control, reference research, reference interview, online searching evaluation of bibliographic and Webliographic material. Syllabus
LIS 605: Metadata Creation for Information Organization
An introduction to the uses and techniques of cataloging and classification. Focus on MARC based system. The course covers descriptive cataloging, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification schemes, Library of Congress subject headings, and on-line and shared cataloging options. Emphasis is on practical rather than philosophical topics, and on practice at the level common at academic or large public libraries. Syllabus
LIS 610: Foundations of the Information Professions (in progress)
Lecture/discussion course on role of libraries, their social utility in information societies. History and future of libraries in changing technological world. Information professions, information ethics, intellectual freedom, intellectual property, information access, national/international library developments. Syllabus
LIS 663: Database Searching
Introduces use of commercial online databases for interactive retrieval of bibliographic, full-text and directory information, the development of search strategies using controlled subject vocabularies, and free text searching. Syllabus
LIS 686: Information Literacy and Learning Resources
Study of information literacy models. Integration of information literacy with K-12 curriculum units and lessons. Evaluation of print and multimedia resources to meet needs of curriculum and students' personal interests. Use of selection aids. Syllabus
LIS 693: Special Topics in Librarianship - The Graphic Novel
In this seminar we will explore Comics and Graphic Novels in libraries for all ages with an emphasis on children and young adult titles. We will study collection development, programming, the history of graphics, censorship, and book-talking. A particular focus will be on Asian and Asian American titles including web comics and online comic resources. Syllabus
LIS 693: Special Topics in Librarianship - Library Services for Youth in Custody
This course focuses on library services to youth in custody, with an emphasis on youth in juvenile detention centers. The course covers a variety of topics including collection development, programming, outreach, and intellectual freedom. Syllabus
LIS 694: Special Topics in Information Technology - Planning and Developing Digital Library Instruction
The course introduces relevant principles and guidelines for instructional design that influence digital instruction in various library settings. Students develop an instructional plan for a specific library context and patron need. They also create a digital learning activity to implement the plan. The activities may focus on a range of user needs including refining information search strategies, promoting literacy, accessing specific databases, dealing with key aspects of the research process, or assisting with on - demand reference services. Syllabus