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Academic Courses

Summer 2011:

LIS 670 Introduction to Information Sciences & Technology
Syllabus (PDF file) donna Bair-Mundy
Survey of topics. Lectures and discussions emphasize practice, problems and theory relating to information storage, retrieval and dissemination provision technology in libraries and information centers.

Fall 2011:

LIS 619 Preservation Management
Deborah 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.

Spring 2012:

LIS 620 Conservation of Library & Archival Materials
Syllabus (PDF file) Deborah 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.

Fall 2012:

LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
Syllabus (PDF file) Diane Nahl
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. Field component.

LIS 605 Basic Cataloging & Classification
Syllabus (PDF file) donna Bair-Mundy
Introductory cataloging and classification covering AACR2, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification systems, LC Subject Headings, use of OCLC.

Spring 2013:

LIS 653 Seminar in Archival Studies: Archives & Technology
Syllabus (PDF file) Adam Jansen
Theory of archival studies from historical and contemporary perspectives. Includes public administration, legislation, and relationship to other repositories. Includes field component.

Summer 2013:

LIS 663 Basic Database Searching
Syllabus (PDF file) Rich Gazan
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.

Fall 2013:

LIS 611 Intellectual Freedom
Syllabus (PDF file) Rebecca Knuth
Seminar course surveying the core philosophical principles of intellectual freedom with special application to librarianship and information science. Covers key areas of controversy, patron rights, and ALA resources.

LIS 650 Management of Libraries & Information Centers
Syllabus (PDF file) Richard Gazan
Basic theories and principles of administration for effective management of public, academic, and special libraries and information centers, with emphasis on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and control. Administrative aspects of public and technical services, facilities, planning, evaluation, public relations, interagency cooperation, and the management of change in bureaucratic organizations.

Spring 2014:

LIS 610 Foundations of the Information Professions
Syllabus (PDF file) donna 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 615 Collection Management
Andrew Wertheimer
Principles and issues of collection management and care. Criteria and tools for selecting and deselecting materials. Relationships with publishers/producers.

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