Information and Library Science

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KIM, HAK JOON, Professor and Chairperson
BIELEFIELD, ARLENE, Associate Professor and MLIS Program Coordinator
BOGEL, GAYLE, Associate Professor and School Library Media Program Coordinator
LIU, YAN QUAN, Professor
REAL, BRIAN, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Internship Program
SCHOFIELD, CINDY, Professor and Coordinator of the ALA Accreditation
SIERPE, EINO, Associate Professor

ILS 502 - Fundamentals of Library and Information Science

Principles of library information science including core values of the profession and intellectual freedom. An overview of the history, philosophy, purpose, function and structure of library/information agencies. Core course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 504 - Reference and Information Resources and Services

General reference sources; their content, evaluation and use. The reference process and the organization of reference and information services as they relate to different types of libraries. Scheduled fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ILS 501 and ILS 503.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

ILS 505 - Information Resources Organization and Management

The description and organization of information resources; metadata, bibliographic records, databases, and catalogs. Access points, subject analysis, controlled vocabularies, authorities, and classification. Current developments in shared cataloging and universal bibliographic control. Core course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 506 - Information Analysis and Organization

Theoretical foundations and practices of classification and cataloging. National standards for cataloging, classification systems, MARC, metadata, FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), and RDA (Resource Description and Access).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

ILS 507 - Information Science and Technology

Introduction to information Science and Technology on a theoretical and practical level. Principles and applications of computers, information systems, and communication technologies in libraries and information centers. Core course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 508 - User Services

Planning, programming, implementation and evaluation of library and information services for a variety of users. Core course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 509 - Management of Library and Information Agencies

General principles of management theory and practice applicable to various types of information agencies. Decision-making, planning and employment practices are emphasized.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 511 - Materials and Services for Children PK– 6

Evaluation and selection of print, non-print, and digital resources to meet the curricular and personal needs of students in grades PK–6 with an emphasis on alignment with Common Core State Standards. Strategies to promote reading and literacy. Learning styles, stages of human growth and development with a focus on ages 4–12, and cultural influences on learning.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ILS 512 - Materials and Services for Young Adults 7–12

Evaluation and selection of print, non-print, and digital resources to meet the curricular and personal needs of students in grades 7–12 with an emphasis on alignment with Common Core State Standards. Strategies to promote reading and literacy. Learning styles, stages of human growth and development and cultural influences on learning are also explored with a focus on ages 12–18.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ILS 516 - Literacy, Literature and Reading for School and Public Libraries

Examination of the roles of reading professionals in school, classroom and public libraries. Includes overview of Pre K – 12 literature, analysis of approaches to reading instruction and examination of collaborative opportunities.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 521 - Children's Services in the Public Library

Planning, implementation and evaluation of public library services for infant to age 12, with emphasis on program planning.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ILS 523 - Technical Services and Information Management

Technical services operations in information management acquisitions, serials, bibliographic records, databases, catalogs, and metadata. Current and future developments.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 525 - Collection Development and Management

Selection and management of information resources, including collection analysis and evaluation, processes and practices of collection building and maintenance in all forms.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

ILS 527 - Reference Services

The reference process and the organization of reference and information services as they relate to different types of libraries.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ILS 531 - Indexing and Abstracting

Explores theoretical and practical aspects of the organization of information in documentation systems, and covers traditional and computerized approaches to indexing, abstracting and thesaurus construction and maintenance. Scheduled spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ILS 501, ILS 503, ILS 506.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

ILS 539 - Multimedia Hub For Smart Services

An introduction of fundamental concepts, terminiology, practice and application of multimedia production in various computerized and Internet based system designs for smart library services.

Prerequisite(s): basic knowledge of computers.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2019

ILS 541 - Leadership and Advocacy for Information Professionals

Examines the areas of strategic planning, policy writing, ethical information access, community outreach and advocacy. Investigation of political and social issues affecting libraries and information agencies on local, state and national levels. Fieldwork option.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

ILS 545 - Administration and Design of the School Library Media Center

Overall administration of the school library media center including policy development, budgeting, personnel, organization, facilities, technology, and instruction.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

ILS 547 - Integrating Technology and Media in K-12 Curriculum

Analysis and implementation of best practices in technology and media integration in content areas. Exploration of collaborative applications for classrooms at all grade levels. Information/media literacy as an essential component of standards based inquiry learning.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

ILS 554 - Data Analysis and Visualization

Fundamental concepts and knowledge of data administration and presentation, including data treatment and analytical skills, critically assess and interpret presentation, and deploy digital media for scholarly practice.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 556 - Data Curation

An overview of data curation as a lifecycle management strategy to manage, evaluate, collect, organize, preserve, share, and support the use and re-use of digital objects.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

ILS 558 - Digital Preservation and Archives

The fundamentals of materials preservation and conservation in libraries and archival institutions. Focuses on best practices for the creation, provision, and long-term preservation of digital entities.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ILS 562 - Management of School Library Media Centers

Best practices related to strategic planning and assessment, budgeting, and evaluating human, information, and physical resources. Organization of facilities to enhance the use of resources and services and to ensure equitable access. Methods for educating on the ethical use of information and ideas. Advocating for and marketing of information programs, resources, and services. Ongoing professional growth through library associations and professional publications.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ILS 571 - Methods for School Library Media Centers

Students will examine strategies for teaching in multimedia environments, organizing information and support for k-12 classrooms, and managing the responsibilities as teacher and instructional partner by integrating current research and actualizing best practices in the field.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 575 - Instructional Design Principles

Introduction to the principles of the systematic application of instructional design. Critique of current and alternative instructional design models. Scheduled fall and spring semesters.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 580 - Research in Information and Library Science

Fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative research methods will be studied. Central research findings and research literature of the field are considered.

Prerequisite(s): 9 credits in Library Science.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

ILS 581 - School Media Specialist Practice (Student Teaching)

Guided observation and supervised student teaching in a school library media center with a cooperating teacher who has received Teacher Education and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) training and holds a Master’s degree in the subject matter. Must meet all School of Education student reaching requirements and departmental permission is required.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 582 - Library Science Internship

A Professional work experience in an academic, public, special or school library. By arrangement.

Prerequisite(s): 15 credits in library science.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 587 - Seminar: SLMS Field Placements for Teacher Certification

Integration of support and assessment for student teachers and DSAP placements. Focus on unit planning to meet accreditation and certification requirements, classroom management, reflective practice, and managing the responsibilities of teacher and instructional partner by actualizing best practices in the field.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 590 - Research in Library and Information Science

Quantitative and qualitative research methods in professional practice in academic and research-oriented environments. Research and its use in the information, management, policy, and decision-making process.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 597 - Introduction to Archival and Museum Work

An introduction to work in archives and museums including basic theories and methodologies and to the application of archival and museum theory in the digital world.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 599 - Special Topics.

Scheduled any semester as needed to explore new course topics. Scheduled irregularly.

1 to 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2019

ILS 600 - Independent Study

For the advanced student with a background in library science to explore in-depth study in topics outside current courses. By arrangement. Scheduled fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credits in library science and departm ent permission. Up to 3 credits of ILS 600 may be applied to the MLS.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ILS 614 - Copyright: The Basics and Beyond

Copyright law for students in education, information and library science, journalism, English, art, and those having interest in protecting their creative works and in legally using the copyrighted works of others.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ILS 655 - Digital Librarianship

A theoretical study of and practice in designing, constructing and evaluating digital libraries for today's digital media curation.

Prerequisite(s): ILS 501. 

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 660 - Special Project in Library and Information Science

Synthesis of research, theory, and practice in library and information science. Requires three parts: a proposal, a final product, and a written report.

Prerequisite(s): 15 credits in library and information science.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

ILS 693 - Contemporary Issues in School Library Media Centers

Investigation of political and social issues affecting school libraries on local, state and national levels. Option to complete fieldwork to broaden personal experience and perspective in the management of school libraries. Students may choose options of learning modules or fieldwork to complete requirements for 3 units of credit. Scheduled fall and spring.

Prerequisite(s): ILS 562 School Library Media Centers or experience as a school library media specialist.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ILS 699 - Thesis

Research and writing of the thesis in the area of library and information science, under the direction of an ILS department faculty member.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020