LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization
Professor: Bair-Mundy
An introduction to the uses and techniques of cataloging and classification. Focus is on a MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) 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. Recommended to be taken early in the program.

LIS 610 Foundations of the Information Professions
Professor: Bair-Mundy
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.

LIS 619 Preservation Management
Professor: Dunn
Introduction to preservation management. Focuses on management strategies for preservation of materials in libraries and archives. Covers preservation planning, condition surveys, disaster planning, grantsmanship, and basic issues relating to deterioration.

LIS 620 Conservation of Library and Archival Materials
Professor: Dunn
In-depth exploration of the nature of library and archival materials and factors that cause deterioration. Hands-on approach provides practical experience testing and analyzing basic conservation treatments, and understanding the role of conservation in preservation planning.

LIS 652 Introduction to Archival Management
Professor: Skeem
Study of archival principles and management theories applicable to all types of repositories. Includes policy, appraisal, and digital applications, as well as ethical and legal issues.

LIS 693V Special Topcs in Librarianship: Rare Book Librarianship
Professor: Davis

LIS 694V Special Topics in Info Technology: Virtual Library Services
Professor: Bell

LIS 694 Special Topics in Info Technology: Moving Images Archive
Professor: Quirante