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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • LIS 397 Special Topics

    Selected topics in substantive areas of informatics and emerging technologies. Variable content course will take an interdisciplinary approach to emerging technologies and information management. May be repeated up to a total of 6 hours when topic changes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • LIS 700 Foundations of Library and Information Science

    This is course is an introduction to information studies, library science, and information technologies. It will address the various issues and technologies reflecting the changing nature of librarianship. In addition, the course provides an overview of planning, implementing, and evaluating informational programs for children and adults.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • LIS 702 Organization of Information

    Introduction to the theory and practice of information organization and retrieval in information environments. Familiarity with principles, standards, tools and current systems relating to organization of information and retrieval. Basic principles of cataloging and organizing library materials in the school library media center will be emphasized.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • LIS 704 Administration and Leadership of Library Programs

    This course focuses on the management of information centers in educational agencies. Emphasizes school library administration: program development, implementation, evaluation; planning cycle; budget process; services for diverse school constituencies. Effects of national, state, district guidelines, standards and policies on library media programs. 3(-0) S

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
  • LIS 706 Collection Development for Libraries Serving Children and Youth

    Principles of collection development and maintenance of both print and electronic resource collections for children and youth-centered libraries.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall