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.

Spring 2020 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/21/2019 10:20AM

Learn. Comm. Integ. Sem.

LCIS 201 - Learning Community Integrated Seminar

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Lydia Fash
Kristina Racek Pechulis
Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Kris Erickson
Amber Christine Stubbs
Open 16 No 2.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Gregory J. Slowik
Eduardo A. Febles
Open 15 No 2.00 Main Campus
04 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Heather Hole
Benjamin Cole
Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
05 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Cathryn M. Mercier
Elaine Augustine
Open 18 No 2.00 Main Campus
06 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
07 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
08 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
09 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
10 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis
Todd Herrmann
Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
11 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Nina Vujovic Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

Leadership

LDR 101 - Leadership Course

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Becky Thompson Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Becky Thompson Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Jo Trigilio Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Kris Erickson Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
05 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Meghan Doran Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
06 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
07 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Kellene Anne Isom Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
08 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Susan M. Antonelli Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
09 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Susan M. Antonelli Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
10 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Matthew Schwartz Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
11 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Lena Zuckerwise Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
12 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Nakeisha Cody Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
13 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Fiona Maurissette Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
14 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Fiona Maurissette Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
15 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Ruthann C. Thomas Open 22 No 4.00 Main Campus
16 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Jessica Parr Open 22 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Mary Wilkins Jordan Open 0 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Mary Wilkins Jordan Open 25 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Arianna F. Lechan Open 25 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Ms. Linda Schuller Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Mrs. Vivienne B. Piroli Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/25/2020 -
04/25/2020
Saturday

01:15PM-
04:15PM
N/A
Eric Poulin Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Eric Poulin Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL3 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Linda Schuller Open 25 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Rebecca Davis Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Rachel Williams Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 412 - Library Programs & Services for Young Adults

This course examines the planning and delivery of information and recreational services to meet the diverse needs of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 in public libraries and school library/media centers. Examination of the developmental tasks of adolescents and relevant social, educational, and demographic trends. Emphasis on the development of library policies and collaboration with youth-serving community agencies. Attention to communication and program skills and the promotion, funding, and evaluation of library programs and services for teenagers.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Melanie Kimball Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 414 - Special Libraries

This course surveys the history, staffing, organization, development, and future of special libraries-of multiple types-in North America. Specific attention will be given to examples of highly successful models of special library organization, staffing, and service, as well as to notable and common challenges associated with special libraries. Students will read and evaluate recent research describing the value of special libraries and examine comparative data describing special libraries in the U.S. and abroad.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Ann G. Cullen Open 25 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Dr. Daniel Joudrey Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Dr. Daniel Joudrey Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Ann M. Graf Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Kyong Eun Oh Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Kyong Eun Oh Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL3 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Ann M. Graf Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 417 - Subject Cataloging and Classification

This course addresses the theories, principles, and practices of subject cataloging and classification. It covers the application of national standards to the creation of bibliographic records and to the construction of catalogs in libraries and other information environments. It teaches the concepts of subject cataloging including: understanding the various approaches to and pitfalls in determining aboutness; the theoretical foundations, structure, and the application of LCSH in subject cataloging; the application of the policies in the LC Subject Heading Manual; and complex number building in Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Classification. The course also includes examinations of the history and theoretical foundations of subject cataloging and classification and explores other subject access systems from around the world (e.g. UDC, Colon, Bliss, Expansive classification, PRECIS, AAT, and MeSH). May include readings, discussions, presentations, exams, exercises, and individual or group projects.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Dr. Daniel Joudrey Open 25 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Colin Rhinesmith Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 422 - Literacy & Services to Underserved Populations: Issues & Responses.

This course provides an overview of the social, economic, and political impact of adult functional illiteracy in the United States; it discusses the issue at both the federal and state level with implications for library involvement at the community level. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of the literacy needs of a community and at the development and implementation of programs to meet that need. It will introduce advocacy, training, budgeting, staff recruitment, student assessment and instruction, publicity and program evaluation of both traditional and innovative library-based literacy/ESOL programs; it will suggest approaches to serve traditionally underrepresented communities by exploring how to improve equity of access to those populations.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Sarah Shelley Quezada Open 25 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 01/18/2020 -
05/02/2020
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Katherine McCanless Ruffin Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

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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Consent
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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Donia J. Conn Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

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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BL20 01/25/2020 -
04/25/2020
Saturday

01:15PM-
04:15PM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Rhonda Jones Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 438 - Introduction to Archival Methods and Services

Fundamentals of a wide range of archival activities including appraisal, acquisitions, 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. Course includes a required 60-hour internship completed in an archives or manuscript repository.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Adam Kriesberg Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/23/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Caroline Jameson White Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Donna E. Webber Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Sarah Pratt Open 25 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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20 01/09/2020 -
01/18/2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Donia J. Conn Open 20 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Donia J. Conn Open 25 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Elizabeth Anne Coup Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Katherine Wisser Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Katherine Wisser Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Jessica Sedgwick Open 25 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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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Adam Kriesberg Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Peter Botticelli Open 25 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Ms. Donna E. Webber Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Cristina Prochilo Miedema Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/25/2020 -
04/25/2020
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Robert S. Cox Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Donna E. Webber Open 25 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 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Jeannette A. Bastian Open 12 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 444 - Arch. & Pres. Dig. Media

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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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

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 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Jeffrey P. Pomerantz Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Kyong Eun Oh Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

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 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Peter Botticelli Open 25 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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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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03:00PM-
05:50PM
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Rachel Williams Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Colin Rhinesmith Open 20 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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20 01/25/2020 -
04/25/2020
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09:00AM-
12:00PM
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Erica Winifred Eynouf Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Rebecca Davis Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Michael Richard Leach Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Alison Lewis Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 456 - Records Management Environments

This course addresses the theories and methodologies associated with managing institutional records, both paper-based and electronic. It introduces the set of activities required for systematically controlling the creation, distribution, use, maintenance and disposition of recorded information maintained as evidence of business activities and transactions. With an emphasis on case studies, students will learn about records appraisal, scheduling and disposition, functional analysis and records management program implementation and policy. Prior experience working with institutional records and/or LIS438 is recommended.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Jason Arthur Wood Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Stephen Dalina Open 25 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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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Bruce P. Tis Open 25 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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Arianna F. Lechan Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 460 - Technology and the School Library Teacher

This course will prepare the school library teacher to successfully integrate new and emerging technologies into the school library program, technology lab, and classroom. Technologies studied will be appropriate for integration into all areas of the school's curriculum. Web-based and mobile resources and tools are used extensively throughout the course and are directly tied to current topics in successful school library management and practice. Hands-on learning and discussion of issues that could arise as a part of technology integration with pre-K - 12 students are foundational elements of the course. The role the school library teacher plays in the professional development of teachers in his/her school as a resource person, leader in technology instruction, facilitator, collaborator, and instructor will be discussed throughout the course. Meets Technology Requirement for students in the School Library Teacher Program.

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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Georgina M. Trebbe Open 25 Yes 3.00 Online Class

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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Lisa Estabrook Open 25 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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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Mr. Jeffrey P. Pomerantz Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 465 - Knowledge Management

This course will cover the entire knowledge management cycle from knowledge capture and codification, to sharing and communities of practice, transfer and application. It will also include major theories and models in knowledge management. Students will learn to apply the case study research design in knowledge management, and look at cases discussing the role of knowledge management in organizational improvement. Contemporary knowledge management software (including knowledge creation and sharing in social networking websites) will be covered. Finally, the course will explore knowledge management not just from the organizational perspective, but also from the individual perspective.

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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Naresh K. Agarwal Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

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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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Naresh K. Agarwal Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

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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01 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
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03:00PM-
05:50PM
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James Gehrt Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 472 - Moving Image Archives

This course explores the primary formats, technologies, approaches, and social dimensions of archiving and preserving motion picture film, magnetic video tape, and digital moving images. We study the preservation of moving images from historical, theoretical, and critical perspectives that inform archival practice. Course topics include: the field of moving image archives; histories of moving image technologies; preservation approaches, field-specific standards; ethics; and the presentation of moving images.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Janet Ceja Open 25 No 3.00 Main 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 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Margaret Erin Crilly Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 477 - Digital Asset Management

Discusses digital asset management for libraries, archives, and museums.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Peter Botticelli Open 25 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 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
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03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Ms. Amy S. Pattee Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
BL20 01/25/2020 -
04/25/2020
Saturday

01:15PM-
04:15PM
N/A
Erin Daly Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Melanie Kimball Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

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 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
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11:00AM-
01:50PM
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Ms. Amy S. Pattee Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

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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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Colin Rhinesmith Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

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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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
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12:00PM-
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Catherine Dumas Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

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 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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03:00PM-
05:50PM
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Danielle Pollock Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Catherine Dumas Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/25/2020 -
04/25/2020
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Abigail Scott Baines Open 25 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Catherine Dumas Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class
OL3 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Naresh K. Agarwal Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 490 - International and Comparative Librarianship

Comparison of American and foreign library systems in terms of national differences in philosophy, objectives, and services. Evaluation and comparison of collection policies, technical processes, public services, professional training, management, and facilities. Selected in-depth area studies. International cooperation and major projects in the information fields; contributions of international organizations. Guest lectures, presentations, and individual research projects.

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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

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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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Sarah Pratt Open 25 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 532P - Intersectionality, Technology and the Information Professions

This course focuses on how race, gender, and other intersecting social identities, such as sexuality, social class, and ability, impact and are impacted by people's interactions with information, technology, and the information professions. The contexts include culture, inclusion, and equity within: information professions; information technologies and services; classification and information organization; and information environments, including virtual environments. Students will gain a deeper understanding of critical perspectives on expressions of identity, disparate impact on use and users of technology, digital equity, and implications for professional practice.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
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03:00PM-
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Danielle Pollock Open 22 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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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
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06:00PM-
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Lisa Hussey Open 25 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 621 - Conducting Research

This course addresses the theories, principles, and practices of social science research. It examines reflective inquiry (including the development of the problem statement, literature review, theoretical framework, logical structure, research objectives, and questions/ hypotheses) and research design, data collection methods, and data analysis. The course also covers generalizability, reliability, and validity, and the report and presentation of research results. Methods in quantitative and qualitative data analysis are introduced. Students are able to develop their own research proposals and select appropriate methods based on scientific research questions. The course builds on themes and research concepts introduced in LIS 620: History, Concepts and Research Opportunities. The course requirement might include assignment, quizzes, research projects, and presentation of the results.

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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Rong Tang Open 25 Yes 3.00 Online Class
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