Graduate Course Catalog

INFM

Information Management

INFM 600 Information Environments

Role and function of information in organizations. Informational perspectives that guide decision making, communication strategies, and organizational structure and culture. Information's impact on individual and organizational life (e.g., privacy, ethics).

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 600 Information Environments Wiggins Fall 2016 Download
INFM 600 Information Environments Vitak Spring 2015 Download
INFM 603 Information Technology and Organizational Context

Application of communication and information technologies to support work processes, including technology-enhanced communication networks, computer-supported collaborative work, decision-support systems, interactive systems, and systems analysis. Acquisition of information systems and their integration into the organization.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 603 Information Technology and Organizational Context Doug Oard Spring 2015 URL Link
INFM 605 Users and Use Context

Use of information by individuals. Nature of information. Information behavior and mental models. Characteristics of problems, task analysis, problem solving, and decision making. Methods for determining information behavior and user needs. Information access. Information technology as a tool in information use.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 605 Users and Use Context Rhoads Fall 2017 Download
INFM 605 Users and Use Context Bill Killiam Spring 2017 Download
INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services

Administration of information programs, services, and projects, including the role of four important areas in management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling.  Case studies in all the four areas will be covered focusing on leadership in information management and programs; developing mission, vision, and goals; providing effective management for results; managing professionals; global information management; and professional conduct and ethical issues. A hands-on information management project for students will be administered.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services Ping Wang Fall 2017 Download
INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services Kanti Spring 2017 Download
INFM 620 Introduction to Strategic Information Management

Information resources are not just back-office process enablers any more, but they can be of strategic importance to any enterprise. To be ready to meet the challenges of this environment, this course provides an introduction to strategic management of information resources, specifically covering concepts, principles and practices of IR strategy formulation, implementation, monitoring and control.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 620 Introduction to Strategic Information Management Summers Spring 2017 Download
INFM 700 Information Architecture

Principles and techniques of information organization and architecture for the Web environment. Structured description of digital resources, including data modeling techniques, metadata schemes, and user-oriented navigation systems.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 700 Information Architecture Lawley Spring 2015 Download
INFM 711 Financial Management of Information Projects

Techniques and strategies of planning and executing successful projects. Project budgets, work breakdown structures and scheduling techniques, earned value, tracking and reporting project costs, risk management, best practices, and cost/benefit analysis.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 711 Financial Management of Information Projects Vikas Spring 2017 Download
INFM 711 Financial Management of Information Projects Butler Spring 2015 Download
INFM 714 Principles of Competitive Intelligence

Intelligence process and how to build business advantage by the collection and analysis of the capabilities, vulnerabilities, market positioning and strategic planning of competitors using open source information. Various tools of CI will be covered with live examples and with hands-on exercises.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 714 Principles of Competitive Intelligence Srikantaiah Fall 2016 Download
INFM 714 Principles of Competitive Intelligence Srikantaiah Fall 2017 Download
INFM 718 Selected Topics in Information Management

Selected topics in information management.

INFM 719 Independent Study

Intensive individual study under faculty supervision.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 719 Independent Study Prof. Beth St. Jean Fall 2017
INFM 722 Copyright, Privacy, and Security in Digital Information

Managing copyright, privacy, and security issues in the digital environment in terms of legal standards, social expectations, and technical requirements.

INFM 727 Professional Opportunities for Information Managers

Roles and responsibilities of information managers, including information officers and others in charge of programs, to plan, coordinate, direct, or foster the systematic creation of information systems and services within an organization.

INFM 728K Consumer Health Informatics

This course presents an introduction to the principles of risk management and security as they apply to information and technology. Both technical and non-technical aspects of information security will be examined through the perspective of an organizational risk management and security framework.

INFM 732 Information Audits and Environmental Scans

Techniques to assess the information needs of an organization to meet its strategic objectives. Methods of identifying information sources and gaps and of scanning the internal and external environment to identify changes that affect the organization. Application of information audits and environmental scans in strategic information management.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 732 Information Audits and Environmental Scans Kanti Spring 2017 Download
INFM 732 Information Audits and Environmental Scans Srikantaiah Spring 2015 Download
INFM 735 Internship in Information Management

Introduction to information management issues in the workplace. Knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for success in high-impact information management positions will be discussed. Securing and facilitating mentor relationships, and the development of actionable professional development plans.

INFM 736 Information Management Experience

Information issues within organizational frameworks. Integrated experiential learning opportunity.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 736 Information Management Experience Weaver Fall 2016 Download
INFM 737 Information Management Capstone Experience

In-depth problem analysis and resolution. Capstone project.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 737 Information Management Capstone Experience Weaer Spring 2017 Download
INFM 736 Information Management Capstone Experience Weaver Fall 2016 Download
INFM 743 Development of Internet Applications

Mark up languages and methods for manipulating marked-up content. Techniques for adding interactivity to web pages. Installing and running servers. Server-side applications. Application programming interfaces for third-party content and tools. Extension development.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 743 Development of Internet Applications Jennifer Golbeck Fall 2017 Download
INFM 747 Web-Enabled Databases

Basic methods and tools for developing dynamic, database-driven websites. Acquiring, installing and running web servers, database servers, and connectability applications. Developing web interfaces, and application-layer components.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 747 Web-Enabled Databases Diker Fall 2017 Download
INFM 747 Web-Enabled Databases Diker Fall 2016 Download
INFM 750 From Data to Insights

Application of data science techniques to unstructured, real-world datasets including social media and geo-referenced sources. Techniques and approaches to extract information relevant for experts and non-experts in areas that include smart cities, public health, and disaster management.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 750 From Data to Insights Frias-Martinez Fall 2017 Download
INFM 750 From Data to Insights Frias-Martinez Spring 2015 Download
INFM 757 Organizational and Business Process Modeling

General principles of modeling. Methods for modeling organizational and business process for information applications development. Approaches to evaluating models based on their accuracy and usefulness.

Course Instructor Term Year
INFM 757 Organizational and Business Process Modeling Diker Fall 2016 Download
INFM 757 Organizational and Business Process Modeling Diker Fall 2015 Download

INST

Information Studies

INST 603 System Analysis and Design

"Formal process for planning and designing an information technology system, including identifying users and other stakeholders, analyzing work processes, preparing system specifications, conducting feasibility and usability studies, and preparing for implementation. Approaches to analyzing system components and functions. Measurement and evaluation of system performance".

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 603 System Analysis and Design Wang Fall 2016 Download
INST 603 System Analysis and Design Wang Fall 2014 Download
INST 604 Introduction to Archives and Digital Curation

This is a foundational course if you are training to become a professional archivist, manuscripts curator, records manager, digital curator, data librarian, etc. Thus, the course will provide you with essential knowledge for pursing a variety of career paths.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 604 Introduction to Archives and Digital Curation Punzalan Fall 2016 Download
INST 607 E-Government: Information, Communication, and Policy

Use of the Internet and other technologies by governments to provide information, communication, and services. Social, policy, and technological impacts on access and use, government-citizen interactions, digital divides. Roles of cultural institutions in supporting e-government access. Social media, collaborative, and enterepreneurial uses of e-government.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 607 E-Government: Information, Communication, and Policy Bertot Spring 2014 Download
INST 610 Information Ethics

Investigation of the diverse range of ethical challenges facing society in the information age. Ethical theories, including non-Western and feminist theories. Application of theories to information ethics issues.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 610 Information Ethics Bergman Fall 2017 Download
INST 610 Information Ethics Shilton Fall 2016 Download
INST 611 Privacy and Security in Networked World

Examining evolving conceptualization of privacy and security in light of technological developments of 21st century. Analysis of legal, ethical, design, and socially constructed challenges organizations and individuals face when developing privacy and security solutions.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 611 Privacy and Security in Networked World Vitak Spring 2016 Download
INST 612 Information Policy

Nature, structure, development and application of information policy. Interactions of social objectives, stakeholders, technology and other forces that shape policy decisions.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 612 Information Policy Bergman Spring 2015 Download
INST 613 Information and Human Rights

An examination of information as a human right, including topics: social, cultural, economic, legal, and political forces shaping information rights; the impact of information rights on information professions, standards, and cultural institutions; and information rights and disadvantaged populations.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 613 Information and Human Rights Jaeger Fall 2017 Download
INST 613 Information and Human Rights Jaeger Fall 2014 Download
INST 614 Information Literacy, Inclusion, and the Public Good

The educational and psychological dimensions of helping and supporting new users to become information literate and experienced users to remain engaged.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 614 Information Literacy, Inclusion, and the Public Good Gorham Spring 2017 Download
INST 615 Legal Issues in Managing Information

Legal issues related to collecting, maintaining, and providing access t information materials. Includes ownership, copyright, privacy, freedom of information, and related issues in archives, libraries and other settings.

INST 620 Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information

This course is designed to prepare future information professionals to develop and provide inclusive services to diverse and underrepresented populations, and to analyze and evaluate services to ensure equality of access to information in a range of institutional settings.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 620 Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information Hill Fall 2017 Download
INST 621 Managing Digital Innovations in Organizations

Students will learn the main theoretical perspectives on managing IT innovations, become familiar with current best practices of innovating with IT, and develop innovation skills in various organizational settings such as project teams, functional departments, organizations, communities, and society at large.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 621 Managing Digital Innovations in Organizations Wang Spring 2015 Download
INST 627 Data Analytics for Information Professionals

Skills and knowledge needed to craft datasets, perform quantitative and qualitative analyses, and develop information resources that bridge the gap between raw data and decision makers' needs.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 627 Data Analytics for Information Professionals Kacorri Fall 2017 Download
INST 627 Data Analytics for Information Professionals Tausczik Fall 2016 Download
INST 630 Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional

An introduction to computer programming intended for students with no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamentals of programming and current trends in user interface implementation that are relevant to information professionals.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 630 Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional Richards Fall 2017 Download
INST 630 Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional Kules Fall 2016 Download
INST 631 Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction

Principles of human-human and machine-machine communication as a basis for models of human-computer communication. Issues related in input/ output devices, conceptual models, levels of control, metaphor and personification, adaptability, and intensionality/extensionality.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 631 Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction INST 631 Golbeck Fall 2016 Download
INST 631 Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction Golbeck Fall 2015 URL Link
INST 632 Human-Computer Interaction Design Methods

Methods of user-centered design, including task analysis, low-tech prototyping, user interviews, usability testing, participatory design, and focus groups.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 632 Human-Computer Interaction Design Methods Clegg Fall 2012 Download
INST 633 Analyzing Social Networks and Social Media

Introduces students to the science and social science of network analysis. Through real world examples, including analysis of their own social networks, students will develop skills for describing and understanding the patterns and usage of services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others. Students will read classic and cutting edge articles and books about these topics and discuss their applicability to this new social media. The class will culminate with a capstone project in which students will apply the analysis methods they have learned to understanding a particular question about social networks and social media.

INST 640 Principles of Digital Curation

Principles for the design and implementation of long-term curation of digital data and information assets, including born-digital and digitized assets. Frameworks for analysis of technical, practical, economic, legal, social and political factors affecting digital curation decisions. Case studies of specific digital curation scenarios.

INST 641 Policy and Ethics in Digital Curation

Discussion of strategies to address intellectual property, privacy, security and other policy concerns raised by the curation of digital records and data.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 641 Policy and Ethics in Digital Curation Shilton Spring 2016 Download
INST 643 Curation in Cultural Institutions

Discussion of strategies to address intellectual property, privacy, security and other policy concerns raised by the curation of digital records and data.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 643 Curation in Cultural Institutions Kriesberg Fall 2017 Download
INST 643 Curation in Cultural Institutions Kriesberg Fall 2016 Download
INST 644 Introduction to Digital Humanities

A survey of the history, methods, and principal topics of the Digital Humanities, examined from theoretical and applied perspectives.

INST 645 Personal Digital Curation

Discussion and workshop in selecting and preserving digital personal data and records.

INST 647 Management of Electronic Records & Information

Focuses on the life cycle of records and the impact of technology programs for managing electronic records. Explores the roles of records managers in the management of electronic records.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 647 Management of Electronic Records & Information Kriesberg Fall 2017 Download
INST 650 Facilitating Youth Learning in Formal and Informal Environments

The historical, organizational, and contemporary contexts of formal and informal learning spaces; the principles of teaching, learning, and information literacy that underlie the formal and informal learning spaces; and the leadership role that information professionals can play within their schools, libraries and communities.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 650 Facilitating Youth Learning in Formal and Informal Environments Hill Fall 2017 Download
INST 650 Facilitating Youth Learning in Formal and Informal Environments Hill Fall 2016 Download
INST 651 Promoting Rich Learning with Technology

...

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 651 Promoting Rich Learning with Technology Hill Fall 2017 Download
INST 660 21st Century Leadership

Using a combination of research, literature and current practice, the course explores topics basic to the understanding and practice of leadership.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 660 21st Century Leadership Tim Summers Fall 2016 Download
INST 660 21st Century Leadership Preece Spring 2014 Download
INST 680 Health Informatics

An introduction to the ways in which medical data, information, and knowledge are created, stored and used. Students will gain an understanding of the current trends in the delivery of medical care and the ways in which these trends influence health information resources and systems.

INST 681 Health Information Behavior

Exploration information needs of healthcare professionals and the general public, as well as how they seek information to fulfill these information needs, impacts and outcomes of health-related information-seeking by multiple populations. Examine models and theories and empirical studies of patient and healthcare professional information behavior.

INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods

Techniques and strategies of research as applied to the definition, investigation, and evaluation of information problems. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods of research design methods are considered from the aspects of implementation, analysis, and interpretation.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods Chmiel Fall 2017 Download
INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods St. Jean Fall 2016 Download
INST 706 Project Management

Comprehensive overview of project management, focusing on the needs of information resource (IR) projects. Concepts and techniques for planning and execution of projects including developing work breakdown structure, estimating costs, managing risks, scheduling, staff and resource allocation, team building, communication, monitoring, control and other aspects of successful project completion.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 706 Project Management Sahasrabudhe Fall 2017 Download
INST 706 Project Management Kolowitz Fall 2016 Download
INST 709 Independent Study

Intensive individual study, reading, or research in an area of specialized interest under faculty supervision. Registration limited to the advanced student with the approval of the advisor and of the faculty member involved.

INST 714 Information for Decision-Making

The use of information in organizational and individual decision-making. Managers' behavior in using information, differences between the private and public sectors, and the roles of information professionals and information systems in decision-making.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 714 Information for Decision-Making Bergman Summer 2015 URL Link
INST 715 Knowledge Management

Nature, creation, acquisition, and use of knowledge. Strategic role of knowledge in organizations and institutions. Information and knowledge ecology. Structure and functions of knowledge management systems and the role of the Internet and intranets. Knowledge as intellectual capital. Roles of librarians and information professionals in the knowledge economy. Strategic issues and future trends.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 715 Knowledge Management Srikantaiah Summer 2016 Download
INST 716 Information, Technology, and Society

An exploration of the mutually constitutive relationship between information technology (IT) and society, including how IT transforms society and how society transforms IT.

INST 717 Internship Practicum in Human-Computer Interactions

Required, supervised experience working in an industry, government, non-profit organization or an educational institution to address a problem in Human-Computer Interaction. Students will spend a minimum of 120 hours working in the agency during the internship.

INST 728B DIGITIZATION OF LEGACY HOLDINGS

...

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 728B DIGITIZATION OF LEGACY HOLDINGS Heger Fall 2017 Download
INST 729 International Opportunities in Information Studies

Short term, experiential course offered in conjuction with the University's Study Abroad Office, to volunteer, complete a project, or conduct research in a library or information organization outside the U.S. Focus and location varies.

INST 733 Database Design

Principles of user-oriented database design. Requirements analysis. Data modelling. Data integrity and security and multi-user databases. Implementing an information system using a database management system (DBMS).

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 733 Database Design Piety Fall 2014 Download
INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems

Principles of organizing and providing access to information using automated information storage and retrieval systems. Retrieval systems models, index language selection, data structure, user interfaces, and evaluation for text and multimedia applications.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems Oard Fall 2015 URL Link
INST 735 Computational Linguistics I

Fundamental methods in natural language processing. Topics include: finite-state methods, context-free and extended context-free models of syntax; parsing and semantics interpretation; n-gram and Hidden Markov models, part-of-speech tagging; natural language applications such as machine translation, automatic summarization, and question answering.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 735 Computational Linguistics I Boyd-Graber Fall 2013 URL Link
INST 736 Computational Linguistics II

Natural language processing with a focus on corpus-based statistical techniques. Topics include: stochastic language modeling, smoothing, noisy channel models, probabilistic grammars and parsing; lexical acquisition, similarity-based methods, word sense disambiguation, statistical methods in NLP applications; system evaluation.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 736 Computational Linguistics II Boyd-Graber Fall 2013 URL Link
INST 737 Introduction to Data Science

Digging into Data

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 737 Introduction to Data Science Seyed Fall 2017 Download
INST 737 Digging Into Data Seyed Fall 2016 Download
INST 741 Social Computing Technologies and Applications

Tools and techniques for developing and configuring social computing applications. Theories and paradigms for social computing. Strengths and limitations of different application styles and types. Evolution of applications as responses to social computing challenges. Information and organizational systems co-development.

INST 742 Implementing the Curation and Management of Digital Assets

Management of and technology for application of digital curation principles in specific settings. Characteristics, representation, conversion, and preservation of digital objects. Application of standards for digitization, description, and preservation. Planning for sustainability, risk mitigation and disaster recovery.

INST 745 Introduction to Digital Arts Curation

Representation and curation of art artifacts through digital media, with a focus on how to collect and manage born-digital artifacts, digitized artifacts, and their related data and metadata.

INST 760 Data Visualization

This course explores the application of data science techniques to unstructured, real-world datasets including social media and geo-referenced sources. The course will focus on techniques and approaches to extract information relevant for experts and non-experts in areas that include smart cities, public health and disaster management. The course will examine state-of-the-art research in the field and will put an emphasis on mastering current literature and trends. Students will be required to read and present papers in class as well as to participate in technical discussions. The course will also have an important practical component with students working on a variety of research problems through a data lens.

Course Instructor Term Year
Data Visualization INST 760 Elmqvist Fall 2016 Download
INST 762 Visual Analytics

Visual analytics is the use of interactive visual interfaces to facilitate analytical reasoning. In essence, visual analytics is based on the- not uncontroversial- idea that humans and computers working alone are insufficient for the data challenges of today and tomorrow, and that effective synthesis of both humans and computational algorithms are needed to create human-in-the-loop systems. Thus, visual analytics bridges human-centered disciplines such as visualization and human-computer interaction with computation-centered disciplines such as machine learning, probabilistic methods, and knowledge discovery. The course contents will include both theoretical foundations of this interdisciplinary science as well as practical applications of integrated visual analysis techniques on real-world problems.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 762 Visual Analytics Karthik​ Badam Fall 2017 Download
INST 767 Big Data Infrastructure

Principles and techniques of data science and business intelligence. Technologies and architectures for large-scale data warehousing and scale-out data analytics platforms. Supervised and unsupervised data mining.

INST 775 HCIM CAPSTONE PREP

Students will define a project, which requires a high level of background research, rigor in execution and evaluation, and documentation. Capstone projects may follow the design, prototyping and evaluation process from end-to-end or may focus on a subset of elements in that process, such as formative study and design.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 775 HCIM CAPSTONE PREP Kules Fall 2016 Download
INST 775 HCIM CAPSTONE PREP Golbeck Fall 2013 Download
INST 776 HCIM CAPSTONE PROJECT

The opportunity to apply the skills learned through coursework in a semester-long project applied to a real -world problem. Capstone projects may follow the design, prototyping and evaluation process from end-to-end or may focus on a subset of elements in that process, such as formative study and design.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 776 HCIM CAPSTONE PROJECT Chetty Spring 2014 Download
INST 779 Readings Seminar

Readings in emerging topics. Through readings and discussion the class will critically assess future directions and highlight intersection points with other disciplines (e.g., medicine) and sub-disciplines of information studies and computer science (e.g., information retrieval, computer vision, machine learning). One or more themes will be covered over the semester (e.g., inclusive design, health informatics, environmental sustainability, social networking) and will be chosen based on instructor and student interest

INST 790 Building the Human-Computer Interface

Principles and techniques for user interface implementation. Principles for building reliable large-scale interface components. Use of prototyping and rapid development tools. Techniques for managing user input and visual and auditory displays.

INST 800 The Engaged Intellectual: An Introduction to Research and Academic Work

An introduction to the academic life with a particular focus on what it means to undertake research, teaching, and service.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 800 The Engaged Intellectual: An Introduction to Research and Academic Work Subramaniam Fall 2017 Download
INST 800 The Engaged Intellectual: An Introduction to Research and Academic Work Kraus Fall 2016 Download
INST 808 Seminar in Research Methods in Data Analysis

Topics and issues in information studies research. Design and conduct of research project.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 808 Seminar in Research Methods in Data Analysis Vitak Spring 2016 Download
INST 809 Individualized Teaching Experience

Introduction to the techniques and challenges associated with design, delivery, and evaluation of courses offered at the University level. The doctoral student will work one-on-one with a faculty member in the development and co-teaching of a graduate level course.

INST 810 Individual Research Experience

Pre-candidacy individual research experience directed by a faculty member.

INST 878 Doctoral Seminar in Information Studies

Seminar topics offered as faculty and student interests warrant. Topic varies.

INST 888 Doctoral Seminar

Advanced seminar on selected topics in information studies.

Course Instructor Term Year
INST 888 Doctoral Seminar Jaeger Spring 2015 Download

LBSC

Library Science

LBSC 602 Serving Information Needs

An introduction to the skills necessary to interact directly with individuals through the exploration of user behavior theory, strategies to locate and evaluate information from print and electronic resources, and policies and procedures to ensure that all individuals can become information literate.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 602 Serving Information Needs St. Jean Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 602 Serving Information Needs Real Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 611 History of the Book

Introduction to the history and development of the book from pre-printing and incunabula to the post-modern book. Book illustration; publishing; collecting.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 611 History of the Book Greenberg Summer 2014 Download
LBSC 620 Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information

Importance of equality of information access. Social, political, and technological barriers to information. Information needs of diverse and underrepresented populations. Principles of inclusive information services.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 620 Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information Hill Fall 2016 Download
LBSC 620 Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information Subramaniam Fall 2014 Download
LBSC 622 Information and Universal Usability

Information services and technologies to provide equal experiences and outcomes to all users. Laws, standards, approaches, component concepts, access needs, and technologies in relation to physical and online information environments.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 622 Information and Universal Usability Subramaniam Spring 2016 Download
LBSC 631 Achieving Organizational Excellence

Overview of the principles, practices, and techniques required for effective leadership and management, and the innovative strategies, management responsibilities, and skills needed to achieve and sustain high organizational performance as they apply to information-based cultural institutions.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 631 Achieving Organizational Excellence Dearstyne Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 631 Achieving Organizational Excellence Hamiel Fall 2016 Download
LBSC 640 School Librarians as Information Professionals

School Librarians as Information Professionals

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 640 School Librarians as Information Professionals Massey Spring 2015 Download
LBSC 641 Selecting and Evaluating of Resources for Learning

Policies and procedures for collection development, including identifying, evaluating, acquiring, providing, and promoting resources in all formats, to support learning and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 641 Selecting and Evaluating of Resources for Learning Massey Spring 2011 Download
LBSC 644 Collection Development

Activities through which library collections are systematically developed and managed are explored, especially the formulation and implementation of written collection development policies. Other specific topics include identification of user needs; collection evaluation; fund allocation among competing departments, subjects, and/or media; selection methods; intellectual freedom; storage alternatives; and cooperative collection development.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 644 Collection Development De Coster Fall 2016 Download
LBSC 645 Literature and Materials for Children

Survey of literature and other materials for children and youth. Criteria for evaluating and using such materials as they relate to the needs, interests, reading abilities, and other capabilities of young readers.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 645 Literature and Materials for Children Goldsmith Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 645 Literature and Materials for Children Ching Fall 2013 Download
LBSC 646 Literature and Materials for Young Adults

Survey of literature and other materials for older children and adolescents. Criteria for evaluating and using such materials as they relate to the needs, interests, reading abilities, and other capabilities of young readers.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 646 Literature and Materials for Young Adults Paul Spring 2011 Download
LBSC 647 Children's Services in the Public Library

Public library services for children, birth to 12 years of age. Developmental characteristics and information needs of children. Children as a client group. Programming and collection development. Management of children's services, including planning, staffing, and advocacy.

LBSC 671 Creating Information Infrastructures

Foundations of acquiring and managing collections, information structures, indexing and discovery systems needed by information professionals. An introduction to the theoretical concepts, trends, systems, and technologies central to the information field.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 671 Creating Information Infrastructures Dull Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 671 Creating Information Infrastructures Mitchell Fall 2016 Download
LBSC 680 Principles of Records and Information Management

Principles and practices of managing records in the context of information management programs in government, corporate and other institutional settings. Includes access; legal requirements; digital technologies; and creation, administration, appraisal, and retention and disposition of records.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 680 Principles of Records and Information Management Miller Spring 2013 Download
LBSC 682 Management of Electronic Records & Information

Role of archivists and records managers in the management of electronic records. Records life cycle and the impact of technology programs for managing electronic records. This introductory course will provide students with grounding in the role of records managers and archivists in the management of electronic records and give an overview of the principles and techniques associated with the management of electronic records in a contemporary environment. The course will consider electronic records and information management from the perspectives of the records manager and the archivist, focusing on specific topics of interest to them within the broader arena of digital asset management.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 682 Management of Electronic Records & Information Spangler Fall 2014 Download
LBSC 698 Children's Information Technology and Policy

Topics and issues in information technology and children. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

LBSC 702 User Instruction

Critical analysis of the rationale, content, and processes of user instruction in library and information settings.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 702 User Instruction Larson Spring 2016 Download
LBSC 703 Field Study in Archives, Records and Information Management

Supervised experience in archival, records, or information management programs in organization and institutions. Application of theories, methods, and approaches to effectively carry out work and meet program goals.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 703 Field Study in Archives, Records and Information Management Heger Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 703 Field Study in Archives, Records and Information Management Heger Spring 2016 Download
LBSC 706 Seminar in International and Comparative Librarianship and Information Science

Comparison and contrast of bibliographic systems, institutions, service arrangements, and professional patterns in developed and developing cultures. Libraries, information organizations, and international information systems viewed against the backdrop of national cultures. Influences of social, political, and economic factors upon these forms.

LBSC 707 Field Study in Library Service

Supervised experience within library operations and/or the opportunity to perform a study to solve a specific problem in a suitable library or other information agency.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 707 Field Study in Library Service DeBonis Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 707 Field Study in Library Service Debonis Fall 2016 Download
LBSC 708 Special Topics in Information Studies

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Additional information: No student may earn more than a total of 12 credits in both LBSC 708 and LBSC 709. Consult Schedule of Classes or CLIS informational materials for specific offerings.

LBSC 708B Contemporary Genre Fiction

Considers the major genres of popular fiction—mystery, romance, science fiction/fantasy, literary, historical, horror, Christian, and thriller—as well as many of the sub-genres of each. Examination of change in genres over time, practice creating nuanced reading lists, making reading recommendations, and develop focused programs.

LBSC 708D Digital Public History

Current and potential impact of digital media on the theory and practice of history; new methods of analysis in traditional print scholarship and the possibilities for new forms of scholarship.

LBSC 708E Digital Government Information

Application of methodologies that libraries can use to plan, measure, and evaluate services within the specific context of a digital environment of government information. Identification, evaluation, and adoption of best practices in government information librarianship.

LBSC 708W W: Exhibitions, Public Programs, and Outreach in Libraries, Archives and Museums

This course explores the presentational activities of libraries and archives in a variety of settings, including public, academic, and special libraries; national, regional, and local archives and other cultural heritage collections; as well as libraries and archives located in museums, which are created in a variety of media, utilizing various access platforms.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 708W W: Exhibitions, Public Programs, and Outreach in Libraries, Archives and Museums Choquette Summer 2012 Download
LBSC 709 Independent Study

Intensive individual study, reading, or research in an area of specialized interest under faculty supervision. Registration limited to the advanced student with the approval of the advisor and of the faculty member involved.

LBSC 713 Planning and Evaluating Library Services

Analysis of quantitative and qualitative methods for planning and evaluating library and information services. Demonstration and use of selecte d methods, including project planning and monitoring methods.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 713 Planning and Evaluating Library Services Kyrillidou Spring 2014 Download
LBSC 723 Advocacy and Support for Information Services

Role and influence of government, foundations, associations, and other organizations in supporting and setting the agenda for information services of all types. Role of information professionals in demonstrating advocacy, fund-raising, public relations, lobbying, and seeking external support.

LBSC 724 Public Library Seminar

Organization, support, and service patterns of public libraries. The public library in national, state, and local contexts.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 724 Public Library Seminar Real Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 724 Public Library Seminar Bertot Spring 2015 Download
LBSC 731 Special Collections

Management of special collections, whose holdings may include manuscripts (particularly personal papers), non-textual materials, graphical materials, and rare books, with analysis of the custodial and management functions associated with special collections.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 731 Special Collections McElrath Fall 2014 Download
LBSC 734 Seminar in the Academic Library

Role of the academic library within the framework of higher education. Planning programs and services, collections, support, fiscal management, physical plant, and cooperation.

LBSC 737 Seminar in the Special Library and Information Center

Role of special libraries and information centers in the information transfer process. Analysis of the information transfer system; information needs and uses; management of special libraries and information centers; and types of libraries, such as governmental or industrial libraries, archives, and information analysis centers.

LBSC 741 Seminar in School Library Administration

Development, management, and evaluation of school library programs at all levels.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 741 Seminar in School Library Administration Hill Spring 2018 Download
LBSC 741 Seminar in School Library Administration Bailey Spring 2014 Download
LBSC 742 Collaborative Instructional Design and Evaluation

School librarians' collaborative role in instruction. Systematic design, development, and evaluation of instructional strategies and products for learning.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 742 Collaborative Instructional Design and Evaluation Subramaniam Fall 2014 Download
LBSC 744 Internship in School Library

Opportunities to observe and participate in the operation of school libraries at the elementary and secondary levels under the supervision of certified school librarians.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 744 Internship in School Library Subramaniam Spring 2016 Download
LBSC 745 Storytelling Materials and Techniques

Literary sources and instruction and practice in oral techniques.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 745 Storytelling Materials and Techniques Dorfman Summer 2009 Download
LBSC 748 Advanced Seminar in Children's Literature

Selected topics in literature for children and adolescents, including historical aspects, individual authors, and major themes and trends.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 748 Advanced Seminar in Children's Literature Salvadore Spring 2013 Download
LBSC 770 Metadata and Tools for Information Professionals

Problems and current issues in bibliographic control. Study and use of subject heading lists, thesauri, classification schemes, cataloging standards, and bibliographic utilities.

LBSC 773 Classification Theory

Survey of classification principles from bibliographic, philosophical, biological, psychological, and linguistic perspectives. Challenges to traditional principles from the cognitive sciences and their implementations for bibliographic classification.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 773 Classification Theory Kraus Spring 2013 Download
LBSC 774 Seminar in Linguistic Topics

Topics in linguistics with applications in information science. Syntax and semantics as they apply to the analysis of communication processes and to natural language processing for information storage and retrieval.

LBSC 775 Construction and Maintenance of Index Languages and Thesauri

Design of index languages/thesauri and procedures for their construction. Analysis and evaluation of existing index languages/thesauri. Term project in constructing an index language/thesaurus.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 775 Construction and Maintenance of Index Languages and Thesauri Srikantaiah Summer 2016 Download
LBSC 782 ARRANGEMENT, DESCRIPTION AND ACCESS FOR ARCHIVES

...

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 782 ARRANGEMENT, DESCRIPTION AND ACCESS FOR ARCHIVES Heger Fall 2017 Download
LBSC 783 Seminar in Technical Services

Technical services in large libraries, including acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, automation, cooperative programs, and managerial controls.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 783 Seminar in Technical Services Mitchell Spring 2013 Download
LBSC 784 Digital Preservation

Issues and practices regarding digitization of analog materials and preservation of digital materials, both digitized and born digital.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 784 Digital Preservation Ambacher Spring 2013 Download
LBSC 785 Documentation, Collection, and Appraisal of Records

Development of documentation strategies and plans; collecting policies to guide programs in acquiring records; theories and techniques for appraising records to identify those with continuing value.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 785 Documentation, Collection, and Appraisal of Records Ambacher Fall 2012 Download
LBSC 786 Library and Archives Preservation

Literature and key issues in the preservation of archival and library materials. The development of preservation programs and the establishment and maintenance of effective management techniques. The nature of the materials from which archives and books are made, causes of damage and deterioration, binding structures and environmental concerns will be discussed within the context of general archives and libraries administration. LBSC786 Library and Archives Preservation provides an introduction to the strategies that enhance preservation of library and archives collections and outlines the risks that affect the range of collection formats and media. The course provides tools and skills that archival and library staff uses when providing access, managing, processing and broadly working with collections.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 786 Library and Archives Preservation Hamburg Spring 2013 Download
LBSC 789 Special Topics in Contemporary Archives

Issues in administering contemporary archives and records management programs.

LBSC 791 Designing Principled Inquiry

Critical analysis of roles of information professions and institutions in integrating theory, methods, practice, policies, and values of the field, and applying them to the design of future information systems and services.

Course Instructor Term Year
LBSC 791 Designing Principled Inquiry Jaeger Spring 2017 Download