Fall 2009:• LIS501 Information Organization and Access
Emphasizes information organization and access in settings and systems of different kinds. Traces the information transfer process from the generation of knowledge through its storage and use in both print and non-print formats. Consideration will be given to the creation of information systems: the principles and practice of selection and preservation, methods of organizing information for retrieval and display, the operation of organizations that provide information services, and the information service needs of various user communities• LIS504 Reference and Information Services
Explores reference and information services in a variety of settings, introduces widely used print and online sources, and develops question negotiation skills and search strategies.• LIS506 Youth Services Librarianship
Theory and techniques in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs/services for youth (age 0-18) in public and school libraries/media centers; the knowledge base, skills, and competencies needed by the library media professional in the development of all aspects of young people's reading/viewing/listening and information literacy skills.• LIS451 Introduction to Network Information Systems
Hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information environments. The course steps students through choosing, installing, and managing computer hardware and operating systems, as well as networking hardware and software. Students will have an opportunity to design and create a working network environment as part of the course work.Spring 2010:• LIS502 Libraries, Information and Society
Explores major issues in the library and information science professions as they involve their communities of users and sponsors. Analyzes specific situations that reflect the professional agenda of these fields, including intellectual freedom, community service, professional ethics, social responsibilities, intellectual property, literacy, historical and international models, the socio-cultural role of libraries and information agencies and professionalism in general, focusing in particular on the interrelationships among these issues. Required M.S. degree core course.• LIS505 Administration & Management of Libraries and Information Centers
Designed to explore the principles that govern how organizations and institutions work, this course provides a foundation for and introduction to the theories, practices and procedures involved in the management and administration of libraries and information centers.• LIS507 Cataloging and Classification I
Theory and application of basic principles and concepts of descriptive and subject cataloging; emphasis on interpreting catalog entries and making a catalog responsive to the needs of users; provides beginning-level experience with choice of entries, construction of headings, description of monographs (and, to a lesser extent, of serial publications and nonprint media), filing codes, Dewey and Library of Congress classification systems, and Library of Congress subject headings.• LIS524 Information Sources and Services in the Arts and Humanities
Overview of the information needs and practices of researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Detailed consideration of disciplinary literatures and print and electronic reference materials. Advanced training in addressing reference questions and research problems in the arts and humanities.
• LIS590KK Adult Popular Literature
Introduction to popular writing for adults and the place this material occupies in the library. Main topics covered include Adult Publishing and Reading, Types of Popular Literature, and Popular Literature in Libraries.
• LIS590AC Applied Business Research: Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management
The role of business researchers has changed dramatically, and researchers must be capable of not only identifying and locating relevant information but also synthesizing and communicating their research in various forms of deliverables to clients. The course introduces the basics and practices of Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Knowledge Management (KM), which are widely accepted business practices and techniques. Students will learn various ways to translate their research skills and knowledge in information searching into providing solutions to complex business needs. Students will be introduced to the development and current state of CI and KM in diverse organizational settings. The course provides opportunities where students are challenged to design and present research deliverables for clients using the latest techniques of CI and KM.