Information and Library Science

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Hak Joon Kim
CHAIRPERSON
Buley Library, Room 336
(203) 392-5703 – Fax (203) 392-5780
kimh1@SouthernCT.edu
Department Secretary: (203) 392-5781

Arlene Bielefield, Associate Professor
Gayle Bogel, Associate Professor
Hak Joon Kim, Professor
Yan Quan Liu, Professor
Eino Sierpe, Associate Professor

The Department of Information and Library Science prepares students for positions in library and information science and related fields. At the undergraduate level, a Bachelor of Science degree program in information management and services is offered. The program integrates coursework in information science, library science, and interdisciplinary studies. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students may also enroll in a minor in information management and services.

MAJOR IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES

The B.S. degree program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of information-based fields. The program also prepares graduates for support positions in libraries.

ILS 244 - The Use of Information Sources

The range of media, technology and services available to students in the modern library is examined and applied. Cannot be used to fulfill requirements for major in Library Information Service.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ILS 300 - Literature for Children

Critical study of literature for children. Included are folklore, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, as well as discussions of outstanding writers and illustrators, past and present.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2014

ILS 302 - Library—Information Service

An overview of the information field: library science, instructional technology, information science, communications.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ILS 320 - Technical Services

Organization of the technical services structure: acquisition processes, cataloging-classification systems.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ILS 330 - User Services

Utilization of reference tools and the development of library—information programs.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ILS 380 - Instructional Design Basics

Basic theories of the instructional design process.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

ILS 398 - Special Topics in Library Science

Examination of developmetns, issues, and/or creative work in the field of library science.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

ILS 400 - Library - Information Service Practice

A 150-hour work experience in a library-information service agency.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ILS 421 - Organization of the Information Center

The structure and function of information service agencies.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ILS 425 - Library—Information Sources

Sources of information in the public and private sectors: selection, acquisition, utilization.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ILS 440 - Information Service Technology

Utilization of major technologies in library-information service agencies: video, microforms, computers.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ILS 499 - Independent Study

Independent study.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

1 to 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2014