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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 second edition, November 2014

Library Science Courses

Library Science (LIS) courses

  • LIS 101 Introduction to Information Literacy

    Introduction to basic strategies and skills related to locating, evaluating, and using print and digital information resources. Information technologies, determining information needs, types of information sources, searching for and retrieving information, evaluating information for relevancy and quality, properly documenting use of information, and applying information ethically. Face to face or blended formats.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 305 Service Learning in Library Science

    Prerequisite: concurrent registration in an LIS course designated as a service learning offering.

    This one-hour service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in library science education. It provides an integrated learning experience, addressing the practice of citizenship and promoting an awareness of and participation in public affairs. It includes 40 hours of service benefiting an external community organization, agency or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. May be repeated. May be taught concurrently with LIS 618. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 305 and LIS 618.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 500 Libraries and Librarianship: An Introductory Seminar

    Types of libraries; their functions and objectives; internal organization and procedures; duties and qualifications of librarians; professional organizations and literature; various issues and technologies reflecting the changing nature of librarianship; and introduction to professional portfolio development. May be taught concurrently with LIS 600. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 500 and LIS 600.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 502 History of Books and Libraries

    History of books and libraries from the earliest times to the present; influence and importance of the book and the library in society throughout history. May be taught concurrently with LIS 602. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 602 and LIS 502.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 504 Reference

    Prerequisite: LIS 500.

    An introduction to basic, general print and electronic reference sources. May be taught concurrently with LIS 604. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 604 and LIS 504.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 506 Collection Development and Acquisitions

    Prerequisite: LIS 500.

    Principles of collection development including selection aids, review media and collection evaluation; methods of selection and acquisitions. May be taught concurrently with LIS 606. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 606 and LIS 506.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 508 Cataloging and Classification

    Prerequisite: LIS 500.

    Basic cataloging and classification; subject headings; cataloging print and non-print material; MARC records; various types of traditional and electronic catalogs. May be taught concurrently with LIS 608. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 608 and LIS 508.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 510 Curriculum and the School Library

    Prerequisite: LIS 500.

    Focuses on integrating the school library program and collections with curriculum; emphasizes diverse student learning styles; role of the school librarian as a teacher; use of electronic resources for research, teaching, and learning. May be taught concurrently with LIS 610. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 610 and LIS 510.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 512 Reading Guidance for Young Adults

    The study of reading interests and habits of high school age young adults. Methods of meeting the needs of different types of readers and stimulating reading interest through library collections and services. May be taught concurrently with LIS 612. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 612 and LIS 512.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 530 Children's Librarianship: Birth through Age 9

    Fundamentals of children's librarianship for both public librarians and school library media specialists, including collection development, programming, and current issues. May be taught concurrently with LIS 630. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 630 and LIS 530.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 532 Library Resources and Services for Grades 4-8

    An introduction to a broad selection of books, audiovisuals, and electronic resources for grades 4-8 and how these can be used to enrich the curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on integration of a variety of resources in both content area studies and "stand alone" information literacy instruction. May be taught concurrently with LIS 632. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 632 and LIS 532.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 534 Introduction to Storytelling

    Introduction to the art of storytelling and development of skills in finding, preparing, and delivering stories to grades K-12; analysis and review of storytellers' resources; exploration of a wide variety of styles and methods of telling to facilitate the planning and presentation of storytelling programs in the school media center or classroom and include traditional storytelling across the curriculum. May be taught concurrently with LIS 634. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 634 and LIS 534.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 540 Information Technologies

    Prerequisite: LIS 500.

    An introduction to applied information technologies applicable to libraries, including uses of computers in libraries, computer hardware and software needs of libraries, and issues related to access and evaluation of information. May be taught concurrently with LIS 640. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 640 and LIS 540.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 596 Independent Study

    Prerequisite: LIS 500 and two of the following: LIS 504, LIS 506, LIS 508.

    Individual projects or study under the supervision of members of the library faculty. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with LIS 696. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 696 and LIS 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 597 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Selected topics in substantive areas of librarianship such as automation, collection development and resource sharing, and the politics of librarianship. Offered when resources and demand allows. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topic changes. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with LIS 697. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 697 and LIS 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 598 Action Research in the School Library

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in LIS 599.

    Survey of action research techniques designed to assess the integration of the school library into building-level curricula and its impact on student achievement. Students will design, conduct, and evaluate an action research project in a school library. May be taught concurrently with LIS 698. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 598 and LIS 698.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 599 Library Practicum

    Prerequisite: LIS 500 and LIS 504 and LIS 506 and LIS 508.

    Supervised practical work experience in an appropriate library designed to cover all aspects of librarianship. Portfolio checkpoint number 3. May be taught concurrently with LIS 699. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 699 and LIS 599.

    Credit hours:
    2-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 600 Libraries and Librarianship: An Introductory Seminar

    Types of libraries; their functions and objectives; internal organization and procedures; duties and qualifications of librarians; professional organizations and literature; various issues and technologies reflecting the changing nature of librarianship; and introduction to professional portfolio development. May be taught concurrently with LIS 500. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 500 and LIS 600.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 602 History of Books and Libraries

    History of books and libraries from the earliest times to the present; influence and importance of the book and the library in society throughout history. May be taught concurrently with LIS 502. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 502 and LIS 602.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 604 Reference

    Prerequisite: LIS 600.

    An introduction to basic, general print and electronic reference sources. May be taught concurrently with LIS 504. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 504 and LIS 604.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 606 Collection Development and Acquisitions

    Prerequisite: LIS 600.

    Principles of collection development including selection aids, review media and collection evaluation; methods of selection and acquisitions. May be taught concurrently with LIS 506. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 506 and LIS 606.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 608 Cataloging and Classification

    Prerequisite: LIS 600.

    Basic cataloging and classification; subject headings; cataloging print and non-print material; MARC records; various types of traditional and electronic catalogs. May be taught concurrently with LIS 508. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 508 and LIS 608.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 610 Curriculum and the School Library

    Prerequisite: LIS 600.

    Focuses on integrating the school library program and collections with curriculum; emphasizes diverse student learning styles; role of the school librarian as a teacher; use of electronic resources for research, teaching, and learning. May be taught concurrently with LIS 510. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 510 and LIS 610.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 612 Reading Guidance for Young Adults

    The study of reading interests and habits of high school age young adults. Methods of meeting the needs of different types of readers and stimulating reading interest through library collections and services. May be taught concurrently with LIS 512. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 512 and LIS 612.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 618 Service Learning in Library Science

    Prerequisite: concurrent registration in an LIS course designated as a service learning offering.

    This one-hour service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in library science education. It provides an integrated learning experience, addressing the practice of citizenship and promoting an awareness of and participation in public affairs. It includes 40 hours of service benefiting an external community organization, agency or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. May be repeated. May be taught concurrently with LIS 305. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 618 and LIS 305.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 620 Production and Application of Multimedia Materials in Library Media Centers

    Recommended Prerequisite: LIS 600 and LIS 610. Builds on concepts introduced in LIS 610. Builds on concepts introduced in LIS 510. Emphasis will be placed on multimedia project planning, instructional design, production techniques and processes as they relate specifically to the library media center program and its integration into the whole school curriculum to support teaching and learning activities. Includes web design, video editing, evaluation and application of electronic resource for school libraries.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 628 School Library Administration

    Prerequisite: LIS 600 and two of the following: LIS 604, 606, 608.

    Administration of K-12 libraries within school communities. Emphasizes program development, evaluation, planning cycle; budget process; services for diverse school constituencies. Examines effects of national, state and district guidelines, standards and policies on school library programs. Portfolio checkpoint number 2.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 630 Children's Librarianship: Birth thru Age 9

    Fundamentals of children's librarianship for both public librarians and school library media specialists, including collection development, programming, and current issues. May be taught concurrently with LIS 530. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 530 and LIS 630.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 632 Library Resources and Services for Grades 4-8

    An introduction to a broad selection of books, audiovisuals, and electronic resources for grades 4-8 and how these can be used to enrich the curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on integration of a variety of resources in both content area studies and "stand alone" information literacy instruction. May be taught concurrently with LIS 532. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 632 and LIS 632.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 634 Introduction to Storytelling

    Introduction to the art of storytelling and development of skills in finding, preparing, and delivering stories to grades K-12; analysis and review of storytellers' resources; exploration of a wide variety of styles and methods of telling to facilitate the planning and presentation of storytelling programs in the school media center or classroom and include traditional storytelling across the curriculum.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 640 Information Technologies

    Prerequisite: LIS 600.

    An introduction to applied information technologies applicable to libraries, including uses of computers in libraries, computer hardware and software needs of libraries, and issues related to access and evaluation of information. May be taught concurrently with LIS 540. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 540 and LIS 640.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 696 Independent Study

    Individual projects under the supervision of members of the library faculty. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with LIS 596. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 596 and LIS 696.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 697 Special Topics

    Selected topics in substantive areas of librarianship such as automation, collection development and resource sharing, and the politics of librarianship. Offered when resources and demand allows. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topic changes. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with LIS 597. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 597 and LIS 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 698 Action Research in the School Library

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in LIS 699.

    Survey of action research techniques designed to assess the integration of the school library into building/level curricula and its impact on student achievement. Students will design, conduct, and evaluate an action research project in a school library. May be taught concurrently with LIS 598. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 698 and LIS 598.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LIS 699 Library Practicum

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Supervised practical work experience in an appropriate library designed to cover all aspects of librarianship. Portfolio checkpoint number 3. May be taught concurrently with LIS 599. Cannot receive credit for both LIS 599 and LIS 699.

    Credit hours:
    2-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings