LIS-S 604 Topics in Library and Information Science

1-4 credits

  • Prerequisites: May be decided by the instructor.
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2
    The above are the semesters this course is generally offered. View the course schedule below to confirm.
  • Study of specific topics in librarianship and preservation. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Same course number used for different courses.

    Summer 2021

    Plug, Play, Personalize

    Instructor: Bill Helling

    1 credit hour course, offered first three weeks of Summer Session 2

    Do you enjoy customizing various web interfaces and tools?  A three-week version of LIS S604: Plug, Play, and Personalize will be offered at the start of summer II.  In this one-credit course, students will get the opportunity to configure displays in the Canvas Learning Management System

    (LMS) as well as other Content Management Systems (CMS) such as LibGuides.

    An overview will be provided on basic HTML and CSS skills to help students take advantage of behind-the-scenes editing.

    Publishing in LIS

    Instructor: Paula McNally

    1 credit hour course, offered first three weeks of Summer Session 2

    We are going to look at some ideas in librarianship and how they relate to aspects of editing and publishing. Our lessons will cover Editing and scholarly communication; Abstracting/indexing and access; Citation as access and scholarly communication; Reviews, scholarly communication, and collection development; Online presence and authority; and Publishers, authority, and access. Each week we will have two lessons, required readings, and assignments that help you put into practice the ideas discussed in the lessons and readings.

    Social Media Practices

    Instructor: Doralyn Rossmann

    1 credit hour course, offered first three weeks of Summer Session 2

    This course explores social media from the perspectives of community building. Students will explore social media platforms, individual and organizational identities, privacy and ethics, advertising and analytics, and the capacity of social media to build library community. By modeling a service learning approach, students will engage in the theories and practices of social media through reflective and practice-based activities, culminating in the creation of a social media strategy for a library organization.

    Tools for Digital Preservation

    Instructor: Brandon Piezcko

    Offered Summer Session 2

    Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in LIS-S 582 (Digital Preservation), this course introduces students to practical tools for curating and preserving born-digital objects. Throughout the course, students will test and evaluate primarily free and/or open-source software designed to transfer, appraise (forensically), package, ingest, arrange, describe, and provide access to born-digital records. The course will also familiarize students with how to interact with digital files through a command line interface (shell) as a means for developing more efficient and scalable digital preservation workflows.

    Fall 2021

    Inquiry and Innovation

    Instructor: Kristen Patrick and Kym Kramer

    This three-credit course is an introduction to the use of information inquiry processes, methods, techniques, and concepts with PK-12 students and other educators and librarians. Skills and processes associated with information literacy, media literacy, creative thinking, and critical thinking provide the foundation of the course design. Throughout the course students will be exploring and applying innovative integration of technology into curriculum development and programming. Timely topics such as administrating Learning Management Systems and designing curriculum for eLearning and 1:1 initiatives are included.

    Preqrequisites are S574 or S572 and/or a valid state teaching license is encouraged, but not required.

    Multicultural Approaches to Librarianship

    Instructor: Miriam Tuliao

    How do 21st century librarians support and advocate for racially and ethnically diverse communities? How do library leaders promote equity and inclusion in school, public and academic libraries? What are the standards for developing collections, programs and services for multicultural audiences?

    This elective course provides a framework for developing responsive and relevant library services for diverse populations. Students will examine community data, explore organizational and professional values, and learn the theory and practice of developing culturally aware and community-centered policies, collections and programs in different library and information environments. Prerequisites are S500 and S501, or consent of instructor.

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