Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Fall 2020 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 05/30/2020 05:20AM

Learn. Comm. Integ. Sem.

LCIS 201 - Learning Community Integrated Seminar

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01 09/04/2020 -
12/11/2020
Friday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Phillip J. White
Michael L. Brown
Open 10 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

09:00AM-
10:20AM
N/A
Lydia Fash
Ruthann C. Thomas
Wlst 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
03 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

09:00AM-
10:20AM
N/A
Aaron Rosenthal
Saher Selod
Wlst 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
04 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

09:00AM-
10:20AM
N/A
Kristina Racek Pechulis
Carole Biewener
Wlst 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
05 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Charlene P. Spiceland
Mary Shapiro
Open 16 No 2.00 Main Campus
06 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

09:00AM-
10:20AM
N/A
Jessica Parr
Janie V. Ward
Clsd 0 No 2.00 Main Campus

Leadership

LDR 101 - Leadership Course

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01 09/03/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Valerie Theresa Geary Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

Library Science

LIS 400 - Virtual Orientation

This required orientation course introduces all Library and Information Science, and Dual Degree students to the full range of academic, administrative, and social expectations for students, and the environment in which they must meet those expectations. Intended for and appropriate to both online and face-to-face students, this course describes program requirements; college, school, and program policy; and offers information about the full range of resources available to the students in support of their program. It also offers basic tutorial and instruction related to the use of Moodle (the learning management system used in online and face-to-face courses), library resources, and other key tools used to support student learning.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 0 No 0.00 Online Class

LIS 401 - Foundations in Library & Information Sci ences

This course is an introduction to the field of library and information science, exploring information professions, services, and institutions, as well as addressing fundamental concepts and theories of information. Topics which will be the subject of discussion and study include settings in which an information professional might work (libraries, information centers, archives, and the information industries); the history of the information professions; the organizational structures of information institutions; the information needs of users and their information-seeking behavior; and information concepts, theories, and practices. The class will engage with current issues and trends affecting the information professions in today's society. Assignments may include presentations, posters, papers, case studies, examinations, and written exercises.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Mary Wilkins Jordan Open 23 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 403 - Evaluation of Information Services

The course applies the principles of evaluation research to contemporary information management problems. It covers the fundamentals of identifying and investigating problems relevant to continuous quality enhancement and communicating the results to decision makers.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Rachel Williams Open 15 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 404 - Principles of Management

Designed to acquaint students with the basic management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The course is intended to help provide understanding of human interactions in the workplace and develop the practical problem-solving skills needed to handle managerial problems professionally. Approaches to managing, from authoritarian to participative to laissez-faire, are examined. Readings, case studies, critical incidents, simulations, and discussions.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Lisa Hussey Open 14 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 406 - Management & Evaluation of School Library Programs

A critical review of the issues and trends in management, program development, and evaluation of contemporary school library media centers at the elementary, secondary, and district levels in the United States. Students in this course will complete 15 pre-practicum fieldwork hours in the context of an assignment involving the development of an observation protocol (a method associated with evaluation research) and an interview with a school library media specialist.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Arianna F. Lechan Open 19 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 407 - Information Sources & Services

This course focuses on topics related to services, information sources and information seeking processes as manifested in a variety of information centers. Introduces information concepts and services, including: question-negotiation (the reference interview), customer service, ethics, evaluating the collection, management, user service philosophy, service in different institutional settings and for diverse populations, and the assessment of services. Students learn about the creation, packaging, access and presentation of information in different types of sources and formats.

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01 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Rebecca Davis Open 23 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Rebecca Davis Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Ms. Linda Schuller Open 23 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Eric Poulin Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 23 No 3.00 Online Class
OL3 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Lisa Hussey Open 23 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 408 - User Instruction

This course offers an overview of user instruction, including needs assessment, planning, educational strategies, and evaluation of programs in all types of libraries. Students will critically evaluate concepts of information literacy, learning theories, and the goals of user instruction and apply best practices principles in development of user instruction program modules for either oral presentation or online tutorials. Readings, discussion, guest lectures, oral presentations, and a term project may be included.

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20 09/05/2020 -
12/12/2020
Saturday

01:15PM-
04:15PM
N/A
Eric Poulin Open 19 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Rebecca Davis Clsd 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 410 - Info Services for Diverse Users

Given the increasing diversity of information users in the United States, information professionals need to learn more about specific groups in order provide appropriate services. This course examines the special needs and potential contributions of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in information settings. Through readings, discussion, and guest lectures, students will explore diversity issues which impact information services and develop skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for addressing these issues. Specific diversity issues include race and ethnicity; gender and sexual orientation; social class; national origin; physical, psychological, and learning ability; and age. Students will gain experience in addressing diversity issues in two interrelated projects. The first project will involve writing a paper on a particular group and its needs in terms of collection development, programming, or accessibility issues, etc. For the second project, students will build on the first paper in a service learning project with an information center of their choice. Examples of service learning projects include constructing a detailed program or service activity for a specific group; compiling an annotated bibliography of best current materials and digital sources for a specific group; implementing a mentoring program for a specific group; evaluating diversity programs which are already in place; or writing a staff training proposal.

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SL 09/08/2020 -
12/08/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Colin Rhinesmith Open 8 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 415 - Information Organization

The phenomena, activities, and issues surrounding the organization of information in service of users and user communities. Topics include resource types and formats, information service institutions, markup, descriptive metadata, content standards, subject analysis and classification, and the information life cycle. Readings, discussions, examinations, and oral and written exercises.

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01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Ann M. Graf Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 09/02/2020 -
12/16/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Kyong Eun Oh Open 20 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Ann M. Graf Open 24 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Emily Jane Baldoni Open 16 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Emily Jane Baldoni Open 23 No 3.00 Online Class
OL3 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Kyong Eun Oh Open 23 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 420 - Mod Pub & Librnshp Modern Publishing and Leadership

The course focuses on the book publishing industry and its relationship to the library profession. Students examine all the segments of the publishing process: editorial, design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales. The course explores current issues in the book publishing industry; it helps librarians develop critical skills to evaluate books; it clarifies aspects of copyright as related to printed material; and it provides information about ways libraries can influence what appears in print and can take advantage of current conditions in the publishing marketplace. Also included are guest speakers from the publishing industry, media presentations, and individual research papers.

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01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Anita Silvey Open 14 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 421 - Social Informatics

'Social Informatics' refers to the body of research and study that examines social aspects of computerization - including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change and the ways that the social organization of information technologies are influenced by social forces and social practices. This graduate seminar is for students interested in the influence of information technology in the human context, including cultural heritage, professional concerns, and social inequities. The course introduces some of the key concepts of social informatics and situates them into the view of varied perspectives including readers, librarians, computer professionals, authors, educators, publishers, editors, and the institutions that support them.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Colin Rhinesmith Open 3 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 423 - Storytelling

This course examines cultural origins and contemporary practices of oral storytelling. It explores the psychological and social value of stories and practical and ethical issues in selecting, adapting, and presenting story materials. Students observe and practice storytelling and develop a personal repertoire of stories. Readings, class discussion and exercises, and course assignments will acquaint them with a wide variety of story types, skills of story presentation, and the development of story programs.

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01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Melanie Kimball Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 425 - History of the Book

The course will cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the history and development of the book, both as a physical object and as the bearer of intellectual content. Therefore, the lectures/discussions will look at two different kinds of phenomena: the physical properties of the objects that carried written and pictorial texts and the intellectual use to which books have been put. A third area that the course will address picks up the miscellaneous but important issues of the world of libraries; the antiquarian and out-of-print book trade; remainders; handling, storing, caring for, repairing, and conserving books; legal considerations of book/text ownership and use; and other areas of book history. Students will be introduced to the extensive vocabulary of the book world. With a mastery of this new vocabulary, the students will have a grasp of a subject of extraordinary breadth, boundless fascination, and endless debate. As Milton said, 'A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit.' This course will explain why.

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20 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Sidney Berger Open 21 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus

LIS 430 - Business Info. Sources & Services

A survey of print and electronic information sources as well as coverage of basic business concepts is provided. It will include sources basic to business, finance, trade, company and industry reference and be both national and international in scope. The objective will be to familiarize students with source material including government sources and statistics, industry and trade literature, used for business research. Attention will also be paid to the information needs of business people and researchers as well as the issues and concerns associated with business information gathering and research.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Ms. Linda Schuller Open 17 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 432 - Concepts in Cultural Heritage Informatics

This courses serves as a foundation course for students who seek careers as information professionals in archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural heritage settings. Working with representative partner sites, the course introduces students to diverse information organizations. With a focus on the purpose, mission, and history of these institutions, the course examines key concepts and activities in an interdisciplinary context. Differences in the purposes and missions of these institutions are also considered. Specific topics include: collection building, organizing knowledge structures, conserving and preserving collections, collection use, exhibitions, education, the application of technology, and cultural politics. Assignments include case studies, presentations, and group projects.

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01 09/07/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Dr. Michele Cloonan Open 20 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 433 - Oral History

This course is in three components: 1) studying the ethics and responsible practice of oral history; 2) developing a project to document a life, event, occupation, family, institution or experience; 3) archiving, providing access, and preserving audiovisual recordings. Students are required to secure a recording device to perform oral history interviews and to learn to use audiovisual editing software.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Rhonda Jones Open 10 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 438 - Introduction to Archival Theory & Practice

Fundamentals of archival theory and practice, including the issues, values, methods, and activities in archival settings. Introduction to core archival functions of appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, reference, and access. Overview of history and terminology of the profession. Discussion of the types and varieties of archival repositories and the value of historical records beyond traditional research use. Engagement with contemporary issues in the archival profession. Course includes a required 60-hour field experience. Open to all MS students. First in a required three-course sequence in the Archives Management Concentration and required by the Cultural Heritage Informatics.

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01 09/02/2020 -
12/09/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 21 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Adam Kriesberg Open 16 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Sarah Pratt Open 15 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Adam Kriesberg Open 18 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 439 - Preservation Management

This course covers the fundamentals of planning and managing programs of prevention and remedial treatment for the preservation of information resources in libraries and archives. The study of the nature of all types of materials and the factors contributing to their deterioration serves as background. Preservation planning topics, such as environmental control and light, security, risk management, fire prevention, housekeeping and storage, general collections maintenance and testing methods, are covered. Additional topics include: emergency planning in the areas of preparedness, mitigation and response; selection of materials for basic repair, conservation or reformatting; budgeting for preservation activities; preservation training for staff and users; digital preservation; and cooperative programs. Course includes readings, guest lectures, media presentations, field trips, demonstrations, and individual projects.

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OL1 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Donia J. Conn Clsd 0 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Donia J. Conn Open 19 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 440 - Archival Access and Use

Explores access to and use of archives and manuscript collections within the framework of archival description and representation. How archives are described and the surrogates that are used to represent them profoundly impact their access and use and are central to the archives profession. Students will explore various types of archival use including exhibits (physical and virtual) in addition to the creation of surrogates for primary sources and will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of EAD (Encoded Archival Description) as well as other emerging metadata standards.

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01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Katherine Wisser Open 3 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 09/05/2020 -
12/12/2020
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
TBA Open 21 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jessica Sedgwick Open 6 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 441 - Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts

Archival appraisal, or the assessment and evaluation of archival records to determine their continuing value for permanent retention, is one of the central and most critical challenges and responsibilities of the archivist. Building on the introductory exposure to appraisal offered in LIS 438, this course will focus on developing a theoretical framework for appraisal. It will introduce students to the theories and methodologies of appraisal and will explore appraisal models developed and implemented within the profession. It will place the issues and activities within the context of the documentation of society and the preservation of organizational and community memory.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
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N/A
N/A
Peter Botticelli Wlst 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 442 - Establishing Archives and Manuscript Programs

Developing a knowledge base that encompasses a variety of competencies around sustaining an archives is vital for archivists who often work in small one or two person repositories or may face the challenges of establishing new repositories. This course will analyze the requirements of such small or emerging programs and focus on the ways to develop strategic plans, locate and pursue sources of funding, market and design outreach, understand the physical and intellectual resources of an archival facility; and sustain program growth. The class will also examine these issues within the context of different types of archives (i.e. government, academic, historical societies).

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01 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Jason Arthur Wood Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Ms. Lisa C. Feldmann Wlst 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 443 - Archives, History and Coll Mem

This is a bridge course between Archives and History that explores the relationship between historical events, the creation and maintenance of archival records, and the construction of collective memory. It analyzes the role of archives and records in the process of documenting and remembering (or forgetting) history. Focusing on twentieth century events, it considers such archival issues as repatriation, records destruction, contested history, and memory construction. These issues are presented within the context of various types of records such as genealogical records, oral records, and records of material culture (artifacts) in addition to traditional print materials.

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01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
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TBA Wlst 16 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 444 - Digital Preservation

The preservation and retention of media in digital environments are increasingly urgent issues for archival digital repositories. This course focuses on archiving and preserving a wide variety of digital media (primarily text, image, sound, moving images, and web sites) as well as thinking in a long-term way about overcoming the many challenges. Topics under discussion will include the characteristics of digital media that make a difference in their long-term preservation, media formats, rights issues, digital asset management, each addressed theoretically, historically, and practically. Please note: This class is not limited to Archives concentrators.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Rhiannon S. Bettivia Wlst 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 445 - Metadata

This course will cover the theory and practice of metadata as it is applied to digital collections. It will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current metadata standards in the library, archives, and visual resources communities, and offer them an opportunity to get hands-on practice using selected standards. It will examine the role of metadata in the discovery, delivery, administration, and preservation of digital objects, and consider current and emerging issues in metadata. The course will address all aspects of metadata, including creation, management, and use. In-class exercises and assignments will provide students with the opportunity to apply specific content and structure standards. Prerequisite: LIS 415.

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01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Rhiannon S. Bettivia Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jeffrey Pomerantz Open 6 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 446 - Art Documentation

This course addresses the creation, management, and dissemination of art information in museums and in their archives adn libraries, as well as in academic art libraries and visual collections. Topics include: the historical development of art research collections in museums and libraries; impact of new technologies on research and collection management; use of social media and the related information management issues; developments in field-specific standards such as CCO and the various Getty vocabularies, with an emphasis on the impact on access to visual materials; develoments in cross-institutional projects; and issues specific to small museum libraries and archives.

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01 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
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Ann M. Graf Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 448 - Digital Stewardship

This course teaches the core concepts and skills needed to create and manage digital collections and repositories. It covers the digital convergence of cultural heritage information in libraries, archives and museums. It introduces strategies for managing digital objects over the long term through active, ongoing oversight of the total environment (content, technologies, and user expectations) during all phases of the information life cycle. The course also includes extensive discussion of policy issues affecting digital collections, including sustainability issues for digital repositories, and open access to digital resources.

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01 09/02/2020 -
12/16/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Peter Botticelli Open 5 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Peter Botticelli Open 1 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Adam Kriesberg Open 17 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 449 - Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship

With the growth of the Internet and the proliferation of electronic applications in librarianship, the role of the Special Collections and Rare Book library has not gotten simpler. In fact, the new technology has added a layer of complexity to the life of the librarian, while many operations remain unchanged. Often, Special Collections/Rare Books Departments are like a library in microcosm, for many of these departments do all of what the parent instituion does, in both technical and public services. On top of this, many administrators look to the Rare Books Department and use the department's facilities and holdings for public relations and other fund-raising activities. This course is designed as a practical introduction to Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship, to cover the many issues of these departments' responsibilities for the neophyte as well as the experienced librarian.

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01 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Sidney Berger Open 13 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 450 - Public Libraries

This course surveys the history, staffing, organization, development, and future of public libraries, addressing the principles and techniques associated with planning and delivering public library services to individuals and communities. Students will examine the governance and service structure of metropolitan and town libraries and consider the political, fiscal, and societal trends affecting them. Special attention will be given to the analysis of the library needs of specific groups and relationship of these needs assessments to the implementation of particular programs and services.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
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Colin Rhinesmith Wlst 1 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 451 - Academic Libraries

This course surveys the history, staffing, organization, development, and future of college and university libraries. Common issues-including managing change, scholarly communication, publishing, information technology, advocacy, evaluation and assessment, planning, budgeting, and higher education-will be addressed within a context that connects academic libraries, and their infrastructure, with their parent institutions.

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01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 9 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 453 - Collections Development and Management

Activities through which library collections are systematically developed and managed are explored, especially the formulation and implementation of written collection development policies. Other specific topics include identification of user needs; collection evaluation; fund allocation among competing departments, subjects, and/or media; selection methods; intellectual freedom; storage alternatives; and cooperative collection development. Course includes readings, guest lectures, and a term project in which a collection development policy for a real information agency is prepared.

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OL1 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Michael Richard Leach Open 1 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
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Alison Lewis Open 21 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 454 - Digital Information Services and Providers

The course addresses core principles and skills needed for information professionals to manage electronic resources and provide quality bibliographic search services in a variety of environments. The course provides a survey of database industry landscape, database structure and search techniques, a variety of domain-based database content and search strategies, and specialty searches. The course also covers budget planning, pricing models, licensing negotiation, and link and authentication technologies that are fundamental to managing electronic resources in libraries. Evolving roles of an electronic resource librarian, trends and development of electronic resource management are discussed. Instructional methods include lecture, search demonstration, hands-on practice, and guest speakers from vendors and libraries.

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01 09/08/2020 -
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Rong Tang Open 19 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 455 - Usability & User Experience Research

This course covers the conceptual frameworks and applied methodologies for user-centered design and user experience research. Emphasis is placed on learning and practicing a variety of usability research methods/techniques such as scenario development, user profiling, tasks analysis, contextual inquiry, card sorting, usability tests, log data analysis, expert inspection and heuristic evaluation. Rather than a Web or interface design course, this is a research and evaluation course on usability and user experience with the assumption that the results of user and usability research would feed directly into various stages of the interface design cycle. Assignments may include usability methods plan, user persona development, scenario and task modeling, card sorting, usability testing project, and user experience research project. The usability test project will use actual real-time cases from organizations in the Greater Boston area. Usability experts and research specialists will be invited as guest speakers to present in class and some will serve as mentors/site supervisors for the usability testing project. Field trips to local usability labs will be arranged. Simmons GSLIS Usability Lab (http://gslis.simmons.edu/usability/) will be used as the platform for class projects/assignments.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
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Rong Tang Open 14 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 458 - Database Management

Principles and practices of database management and database design. Discussion and practice cover database application lifecycle, data modeling, relational database design, SQL queries, reports and other interfaces to database data, and documentation. Lectures also cover Web databases, XML, multimedia databases, and ethical and privacy issues associated with database systems. Individual and group projects.

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01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
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Danielle Pollock Open 7 No 3.00 Main Campus
BL20 09/05/2020 -
12/12/2020
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01:15PM-
04:15PM
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Michael Richard Leach Open 21 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
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Rachel Williams Clsd 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 459 - Fundamentals of School Librarianship

Students complete structured field experience activities in elementary and secondary school libraries. Students will document their field experiences, make reflective written responses to readings and activities, and complete carefully designed learning projects that will help them develop professional skills, knowledge, and resources. This course fulfills 30 of the mandated 75 hours of pre-practicum field experience in preK-12 libraries for Massachusetts initial certification.

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BL01 09/02/2020 -
12/16/2020
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Arianna F. Lechan Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 461 - Curriculum & Instructional Strategies

This course provides an in-depth look at the pedagogy of teaching and learning including an analysis of the research base that informs the application of specific strategies used for effective instruction. Students will examine the organization, structure, and content of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, the Common Core State Standards, and the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. Students will prepare lessons, teach, participate in peer reviews, and begin to develop as reflective practitioners. Students will develop an understanding of the wide range of instructional strategies as they learn to create and implement standards-based lesson plans. Students will learn how to assess these lessons, resulting in data that correlates to student achievement.

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BL01 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
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Lisa Estabrook Open 20 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 462 - Digital Libraries

Digital libraries are regulated collections of distributed networked resources made accessible to users, usually through a transparent and standardized interface. This course will examine publicly and privately funded digital library projects in the US and internationally, and will explore evolving definitions and visions, as well as issues such as preservation and intellectual property. Through hands-on investigation, students will also become familiar with the components of digital libraries, and with digital library research. Assignments will include (but are not limited to) papers and presentations.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
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Jeffrey Pomerantz Open 10 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 464 - The Medieval Manuscript: Charlemagne To Gutenberg

This course will introduce students to the components of the medieval manuscript codex and teach them how to localize and date this kind of material, introducing them to the fields of paleography, codicology and manuscript illumination from the reign of Charlemagne in the ninth century to the invention of printing in the fifteenth. They will trace the development of book production and literate culture from its monastic origins to the later commercialization of the book trade. Different types of texts, such as Books of Hours, will be introduced. Students will learn the fundamentals of manuscript bibliographic description, and issues involving the modern book trade and curatorship of this type of material will be addressed.

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01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
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Lisa F. Davis Open 8 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 467 - Web Develop & Info. Arch

Organizing and structuring content to help individuals, communities, and organizations find and manage internal and external Web-based resources and services. Application of current coding, metadata, and style standards to create Web documents. Evaluation of Web site quality and usability, and assessment of resource discovery tools. Strategic planning and user needs analysis for information architecture. Content inventory, organization, and management in support of wayfinding and navigation. Design documents for prototyping large Web sites. Readings, essays, design projects, in-class presentations.

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01 09/02/2020 -
12/16/2020
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Naresh K. Agarwal Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 471 - Photographic Archives

Photographs as visual information. Problems of meaning, context, and definition. Responsibilities of the photo archivist. History of major types of photographic artifacts and development of photographic genres. Characteristics of 19th century processes. Special problems of subject access and remote access. Utilization by scholars, visual researchers, and communication industries. Onsite examination of management practices in a variety of institutions. Guest specialists include, when possible, visitors from special libraries, historical societies, major archives, museums, and picture agencies.

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20 09/05/2020 -
12/12/2020
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Charles Abel Open 23 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus

LIS 476 - Archives & Cultural Heritage Outreach

Outreach and advocacy are critical components of successful archives and cultural heritage programs, encompassing broad areas of user concerns from digital exhibits to educational programs, to social responsibility. Students explore the principles of outreach as well as strategies for identifying partners and the needs of diverse user populations. They learn how to develop public and educational programs including exhibits, and publicity and marketing tools for many audiences. Students also examine professional ethics and core values of advocacy and social responsibility in national and international settings.

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01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
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Margaret Erin Crilly Open 9 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 481 - Library Collections & Materials for Children

This course addresses the evaluation, selection, and organization of materials for children (ages 0 - 12) in public and school library collections. Students will become familiar with materials for children in various formats, including the picture book, easy reader, transitional book, and chapter book; and will attend to fiction and nonfiction published to meet young people's recreational and curricular reading and information needs and interests. This course places strong emphasis on the evaluation of both individual items and library collections of children's material as well as on the selection of material for children for the purposes of collection development.

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01 09/08/2020 -
12/15/2020
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Melanie Kimball Open 12 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 09/05/2020 -
12/12/2020
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01:15PM-
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Sarah Shelley Quezada Open 21 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus

LIS 482 - Library Programs and Service for Children

This course examines trends and techniques in planning and delivering public library services to children and their families. Attention is paid to the learning needs and recreational interests of children through the various stages of childhood. Students have opportunities for observation and practice of storytelling and other program techniques. Emphasis on planning, developing, funding, publicizing and evaluation of services and programs.

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01 09/02/2020 -
12/16/2020
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Ms. Amy S. Pattee Open 9 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 483 - Library Collections and Materials for Young Adults

This course addresses the evaluation, selection, and organization of materials for young adults (young people ages 12 - 18) in public and school library collections. Students will become familiar with materials for young adults in various formats and genres, including traditional and graphic novels, and will attend to fiction and nonfiction published to meet young adults' recreational and curricular reading and information needs and interests. This course places strong emphasis on the evaluation of both individual items and library collections of young adult material as well as on the selection of material for young adults for the purposes of collection development.

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01 09/03/2020 -
12/10/2020
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Ms. Amy S. Pattee Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
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Melanie Kimball Wlst 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 484 - Theories of Information Science

This course covers the fundamental concepts and theories pertaining to information science. The course content includes core concepts and theories, information context, user and needs, information seeking and behavior, information interaction and retrieval, information use, and other related topics. Through this course, students will examine, analyze, and synthesize professional and scholarly work in this field, develop an understanding of the history of the field, and project the future of information science and their own leadership role within it. Assignments may range from literature search, opinion paper, annotated bibliography, in-class presentations on theories and models, to oral history interviews of persons in the field. This is a required course for master's students in the IST concentration. IST students are advised to take the course early in their program of study.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
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Naresh K. Agarwal Open 16 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 485 - Introduction to Programming

Introduces computer science and programming using a high-level programming language (currently Python). Teaches program design in the context of contemporary practices both object oriented and procedural. Presents fundamental computer science topics through initiation and design of programs. Students learn to think logically and to apply this thinking to debugging computer programs.

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Catherine Dumas Wlst 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 487 - Data Interoperability

Libraries and archives rely on data. While data is ubiquitous, the formats in which data is stored can vary widely. The differences in formats can hinder the accessibility of useful information and lead to difficulties in finding answers to questions. This class examines different data formats, and how the information they store can be transformed into other formats, and the inherent difficulties in some of these transformations. This class uses the Python programming language and related libraries to examine and transform data in a variety of formats, including .txt, CSV, XML, and JSON. By the end of the course, students will be able to write programs to perform these transformations accurately, and with awareness of potential ways that data can be lost or mistranslated.

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N/A N/A N/A Catherine Dumas Wlst 0 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 488 - Technology for Information Professionals

This course provides the conceptual foundation and context of computing, Internet and related technologies as used in information-intensive professions. With an emphasis both on concepts (along with an emphasis on terminology that appears in the professional literature) and skills (interactive demos and/or hands-on sessions), the course encourages students in trying out and learning new pieces of technology. The course provides an overview of topics such as how computers work (hardware, software, history of IT); networking; internet, related technologies and the future of WWW; content management systems; RDBMS and XML; ethics; security; information search and retrieval; the impact and implications of technological change on libraries, archives and other information centers; technology today and tomorrow; and other related topics. Along with providing the general technology foundation needed before taking other technology courses offered at SLIS, this course also introduces some of these other courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course early in their course program.

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01 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
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11:00AM-
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Rachel Williams Open 19 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Danielle Pollock Open 20 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 09/05/2020 -
12/12/2020
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
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Abigail Scott Baines Open 24 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
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N/A
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Naresh K. Agarwal Open 16 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 09/02/2020 -
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Danielle Pollock Open 19 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 495 - Practicum Equivalent Experience (preK-12)

The Practicum Equivalent Experience provides students with the opportunity to apply in a school setting the skills and knowledge that he/she has learned throughout the School Library Teacher Program. If a student is currently working in a school library as 'the teacher of record,' he/she can choose to substitute one of the practica with a Practicum Equivalent Experience. The Practicum Equivalent Experience allows the student to receive credit for work experience gained at the school in which he/she is employed. The Practicum Equivalent Experience is done under the direction of a college supervisor and supervising practitioner. The minimum time requirement for a Practicum Equivalent Experience is 300 clock hours. Registration is made by arrangement with the Director of the School Library Teacher Program. LIS 495 is a capstone experience which is completed after all pre-practicum course work has been completed.

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01 09/02/2020 -
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N/A N/A N/A Arianna F. Lechan Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 498 - Practicum (PreK-8)

This is an educational field-based experience at the preK-8 grade level for students needing a practicum as certification requirement. Students will have the opportunity to practice school library skills and methods under the direction of a college supervisor and supervising practitioner. A minimum of 100 clock hours will be arranged. Registration is made by arrangement with the Director of the SLT program.

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01 09/02/2020 -
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N/A N/A N/A Arianna F. Lechan Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 499 - Practicum (7-12)

This is an educational field-based experience at the 7-12 grade level for students needing a practicum as certification requirement. Students will have the opportunity to practice school library skills and methods under the direction of a college supervisor and supervising practitioner. A minimum of 100 clock hours will be arranged. Registration is made by arrangement with the Director of the SLT program.

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01 09/02/2020 -
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N/A N/A N/A Arianna F. Lechan Open 23 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 500 - Independent Study

The independent study program provides an opportunity for the student with a distinguished academic record, who has achieved degree candidacy, to pursue an individual topic related to his/her own interests for use in a substantial paper or project. A faculty member guides and advises the student in conferences, reviews preliminary drafts, and assigns the final grade. Academic credit is dependent upon substantial accomplishment at a distinguished level of quality. Members of the faculty actively encourage publication of those completed seminar studies that represent useful contributions to professional literature. The study proposal must be initiated by the student at least eight weeks before the semester in which it is to be undertaken. The student bears responsibility for formulating the study, approaching an appropriate faculty member, securing his/her consent to act as a sponsor, and submitting a full written statement outlining the study to that sponsor at least four weeks before the semester opens. Ask your advisor for instructions and Independent Study proposal forms.

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01 09/02/2020 -
12/15/2020
N/A N/A N/A Rachel Williams Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 505 - Special Topics: the Recordkeeping World International Perspectives on Managing Archives and Records

The development of archival theory and practice has brought contributions from around the world. In addition, contemporary issues related to access, accountability, and memory offer plenty of examples and discussions from international archival contexts. This course introduces students to a diverse number of archival issues analyzed from an international perspective. Topics include historical developments of theory and practice in Archives and Records Management, archival solidarity, social justice, standards, and community archives. Students analyze these topics within the transnational environment offered by the collaboration between the School of Libraryand Information Science and the Department ofInformation Studies at University College London.

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OL 09/02/2020 -
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N/A N/A N/A Joel Blanco-Rivera Open 10 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 505M - Government Archives

This special topics course focuses on the specific settings, requirements, opportunities and challenges faced by organizations charged with the collection, preservation, access and retention of records created through the activity of governing. Starting from the notion of a 'record' as it applies in a government context, this course explores the unique legal, social and ethical responsibilities of government archives. It investigates the imperative of the appraisal, preservation and access to those records in a democratic society. Government archives represent a key category of archival institutions that confront the tensions between access and recordkeeping, and this course explores traditional archival functions, using the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as a point of analysis. In addition, the course will look at the challenges faced by State Archives as well as municipalities or towns. Prerequisite: LIS 438 Topics covered will include the relationship and development of legislation and record keeping, the impact that that legislation can have on the mission of government, and the public's understanding and expectations of the institution. While the course primarily focuses on government agencies in a U.S. context, international government archives will be explored.

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01 09/04/2020 -
12/11/2020
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Katherine Wisser Open 14 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 512 - Advanced Field Experience in Library and Information Science

This course is a focused field experience combined with a related academic components. The field experience involves a minimum of 130 hours in an LIS setting and approximately 20 hours of coursework completed online. As a 3-credit course, it has a significant hands-on learning component. Through discussion with key personnel in the organization and working under professional supervision, the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment. Examples of coursework include: readings; discussion forums; reflections or journal entries; and/or examples of field work. Prerequisite: 18 credit hours including all SLIS core and concentration requirements.

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Sarah Pratt Open 17 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 532Q - Museum Studies

This course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to Museum Studies. Students will read academic scholarship on the history of museums, the cultural and epistemological functions they have served and the ethical dilemmas they face. Through a combination of lectures, site visits and conversations with leaders in the field, they will also examine how real-world institutions organize, preserve and exhibit their collections, serve their audiences and make use of new technologies. Students will learn about professional roles including curation, collections management, registration, education and fundraising. The class will examine the continuing divide between arts institutions and historically marginalized communities, and analyze how (and how well) a variety of organizations are reaching out to diverse audiences today. Students taking this class at the graduate level will complete supplementary assignments and readings.

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01 09/14/2020 -
12/14/2020
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Heather Hole Wlst 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 532R - Readers' Advisory & Popular Culture Tren

This course is designed to teach students how to meet the popular reading needs of adult public library users. Genre fiction, literary fiction and non-fiction titles along with readers' advisory resources and tools are explored. The relationship of readers' advisory services with reference, and other library programs, research on adult reading, and with popular reading in an information society will be examined. While the course introduces the basic principles of reader's advisory work, subjects or genre, because of the immense body of literature available, will be covered in a brief, introductory manner. The fiction genres included are adventure, western, mystery/crime, science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, Christian fiction, and horror. Non-fiction subjects include how-to-do-it, biography, self- improvement, and consumer health. Readers' advisory services including the interview, book lists, and book discussion groups are examined. Relevant research, trends and issues related to readers advisory are discussed.

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20 09/05/2020 -
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Lisa Hussey Open 15 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus

LIS 532U - Scientific Research Data Management

An introduction to the field of scientific data management, this course explores the current relationships between libraries and their stakeholders seeking institutional support managing their research data. The course discusses the research data management roles and services, and uses the case study method to prepare IPI students for roles in scientific research data management. In examining the data practices of researchers in scientific fields, such as biomedicine and engineering, to illustrate how researchers produce data, the course will address how other researchers re-use this data for purposes of inquiry. The information tools used for research data management planning and research and data life cycles will be explored, as well as a variety of strategies information professionals are using to provide data consultancy services to their institutions' researchers.

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OL 09/14/2020 -
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Elaine Russo Martin Open 16 Yes 3.00 Online Class

LIS 600 - Supervised Study

Open only to students in the doctoral program. Required of all such students (1) not in residence in any regular semester in order to maintain matriculation, (2) not taking a course for credit during the fall or spring semester, and (3) working on their concept paper, proposal, or their field research project. Supervised study may not be applied toward academic credit requirements for the doctoral degree.

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01 09/02/2020 -
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N/A N/A N/A Rong Tang Open 20 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

LIS 620 - History, Concepts, and Research Opportun

LIS 620 serves as a foundation and a cohort-building course. The course takes an international perspective in exploring historical developments, current issues, and research activities of interest to library and information science, archival studies, and related information fields. It reviews the history and major developments in LIS education and considers the role of scholarship in higher education. It introduces key topics related to the research process, including problem identification, funding opportunities, the communication of findings, use of human subjects, research ethics, and research misconduct. Assignments include papers, presentations, leading classroom discussion and completion of the Simmons College Institutional Review Board 'Investigator 101' module. This is the required first course for SLIS Ph.D. students. MS students admitted with the permission of the instructor.

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01 09/02/2020 -
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N/A N/A N/A Dr. Michele Cloonan Open 24 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 642 - Applied Statistics for Library & Information Science

This course covers basic statistical methods and tools for exploratory data analysis in social sciences, focusing on basic concepts of probability theory, experimental design, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and regression analysis.

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Kyong Eun Oh Open 14 Yes 3.00 Online Class
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