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 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 04/25/2019 03:20PM

Learn. Comm. Integ. Sem.

LCIS 201 - Learning Community Integrated Seminar

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L007
Sheldon George
Christy Lusiak
Open 1 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
E305
Kristina Racek Pechulis
Lydia Fash
Open 2 No 2.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
E114
Amber Christine Stubbs
Kris Erickson
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
04 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
LEF
L004
Donna Beers
Michael Berger
Open 9 No 2.00 Main Campus
05 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C416
Gregory J. Slowik
Eduardo A. Febles
Open 10 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
06 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
PCB
P413
Alessandra Goodfriend
Todd Herrmann
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
07 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
E115
Lowry Pei
Ellen Grabiner
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
08 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

04:30PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L305
Allison Smith
Lisa Brown
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
09 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
SCB
S222
Kellene Anne Isom
Louis Edward Kaplan
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
10 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
C311
Kellene Anne Isom
Katherine A. Robbins
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
11 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
E209
Karlyn L. Grimes
Katherine A. Robbins
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus
12 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
SOMC
M222
Karlyn L. Grimes
Shiloh Megan Hayward
Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus

LCIS 201T - STC -

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05 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 10 Yes 0.00 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 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C311
Becky Thompson Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
W203
Becky Thompson Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L005
Ms. Ellen M. Davidson Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
E305
Erin Macgeorge DeCurtis Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
05 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L320
Evan McCormick Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
06 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
W206
Evan McCormick Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
07 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C311
Hyun Uk Kim Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
08 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
W201
James Corcoran Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
09 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
PCB
P210
Janet L. Chumley Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
10 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L005
Jessica Margaret Parr Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus
11 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
MCB
W203
John M. Lowe Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
12 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P406
Kellene Anne Isom Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
13 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
W201
Kristin Nelson Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
14 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
SOMC
M105
Mary Shapiro Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
15 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C311
Zinnia Mukherjee Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
16 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
PCB
P206
Valerie Theresa Geary Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
17 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
MCB
W206
Annelle Rivera-Beckstrom Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
18 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
MCB
W201
Annelle Rivera-Beckstrom Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
19 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L005
Lydia Fash Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus
20 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
W205
Kris Erickson Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
H01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P206
Diane Grossman Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus
H02 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
SOMC
M101
Valerie Theresa Geary Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus
H03 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
E305
Rachel Gans-Boriskin Open 4 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
TBA Open 220 No 0.00 Online Class

LIS 401 - Foundations in Lib & Info Sci

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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Vanessa Reyes Open 18 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Rong Tang Open 13 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Mary Wilkins Jordan Wcls 0 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Daniel Callison Open 12 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. Required Course.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L007
Rebecca Davis Open 14 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L007
Ms. Linda Schuller Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Open 1 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 6 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. Prerequisite: LIS 407, LIS 415

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L007
Rebecca Davis Open 14 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 410 - Info Services for Div. 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. Prerequisite: LIS 407, LIS 415

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Rachel Williams Open 1 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Eric Poulin Open 4 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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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L007
Melanie Kimball Open 7 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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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P206
Ann Cullen Open 12 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. Required Course.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L316
Dr. Daniel Joudrey Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L316
Dr. Daniel Joudrey Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/26/2019 -
05/04/2019
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Erin Stalberg Open 17 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ann M. Graf Open 3 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ann M. Graf Wcls 0 No 3.00 Online Class
OL3 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Kyong Eun Oh Open 7 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. Prerequisite: LIS 415

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P207
Dr. Daniel Joudrey Open 8 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 419 - Indexing & Thesaurus Construction

Design, evaluation, and improvement of systems providing subject access to information resources. Indexing, classification and taxonomy, indexing language development, abstracting, algorithmic approaches. Subject organization and retrieval in a range of information systems and settings, including Web sites, subject gateways, and digital libraries. Practical exercises, individual or group projects, in-class presentations. Prerequisite: LIS 407, LIS 415.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P208
Katherine Wisser Open 20 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L008
Colin Rhinesmith Open 12 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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01 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

01:00PM-
04:00PM
PCB
P206
Sarah Shelley Quezada Open 11 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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01 01/26/2019 -
05/04/2019
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
PCB
P207
Katherine McCanless Ruffin Open 7 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. It is recommended that students wishing to enroll in the course have already taken LIS 438: Introduction to Archival Methods and Services.

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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Janet Ceja Open 4 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. Required course for Archives Management Concentration.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L316
Ryan James Hendrickson Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P207
Ms. Lisa C. Feldmann Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Caroline J. White Open 13 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Janet Ceja Open 7 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Sarah Pratt Open 15 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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01 02/09/2019

02/16/2019

03/02/2019

03/16/2019

03/30/2019

04/06/2019

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
Shelby Sanett Open 7 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/10/2019 -
01/19/2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Donia J. Conn Open 5 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Donia J. Conn Open 2 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. Required course for Archives Management Concentration. Prerequisite: LIS 415, LIS 438

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P206
Elizabeth Anne Coup Open 5 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P207
Katherine Wisser Open 4 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jessica Sedgwick Wcls 0 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. Prerequisite: LIS 438.

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01 01/24/2019 -
04/25/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P308
Jeannette A. Bastian Open 10 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Peter Botticelli Wcls 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). Prerequisite: LIS 438, LIS 440.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P413
Ms. Donna E. Webber Open 13 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P410
Cristina Prochilo Open 8 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Donna E. Webber Wcls 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. Required for Dual Degree Archives/History students. Prerequisite: LIS 438 for Archives Concentrators and dual degree students.

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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03:00PM-
05:50PM
SOMC
M222
Jeannette A. Bastian
Laura Prieto
Wcls 0 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 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P208
Jeffrey Pomerantz Open 12 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL1 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Kyong Eun Oh Open 3 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Kyong Eun Oh Open 6 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 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P207
Peter Botticelli Wcls 0 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 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P410
Rachel Williams Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/26/2019 -
05/04/2019
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Daniel Paquette Open 8 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Colin Rhinesmith Open 6 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 01/26/2019 -
05/04/2019
Saturday

01:15PM-
04:15PM
N/A
Eric Poulin Open 20 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 1 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jennifer K. Sweeney Open 3 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. Prerequisite: LIS 407, LIS 415.

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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Alison Lewis Wcls 1 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Michael Richard Leach Open 4 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 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P207
Sarah Demb Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jason Arthur Wood Wcls 0 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. Prerequisites: LIS 488 or LIS 460.

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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P206
Michael Richard Leach Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Bruce P. Tis Open 9 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 459 - School Library Teacher Pre-Practicum

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 01/23/2019

01/30/2019

03/13/2019

03/20/2019

04/03/2019

04/10/2019

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Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

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06:00PM-
08:50PM
06:00PM-
08:50PM
06:00PM-
08:50PM
06:00PM-
08:50PM
06:00PM-
08:50PM
06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P314
PCB
P314
PCB
P314
PCB
P314
PCB
P314
PCB
P314
Georgina M. Trebbe Open 18 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Georgina M. Trebbe Open 21 No 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. Prerequisites: LIS 532M

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BL01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P314
Lisa Estabrook Open 9 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. Prerequisite: LIS 415 and LIS 488 or LIS 460.

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P206
Jeffrey Pomerantz Open 14 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 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Naresh K. Agarwal Open 10 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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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P206
Naresh K. Agarwal Open 18 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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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P207
James Gehrt Wcls 0 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. It is recommended that students wishing to enroll in the course have already taken LIS 439 Preservation Management or LIS 438 Introduction to Archival Methods and Services or LIS 448 Digital Stewardship.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P207
Janet Ceja Open 14 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. Prerequisite: LIS 407 and LIS 438 or LIS 432.

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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P207
Margaret Crilly Open 4 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 477 - Digital Asset Management

Digital Asset Management for Libraries, Archives & Museums

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01 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L007
Peter Botticelli Open 6 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 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P206
Julie F. Roach Open 14 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Melanie Kimball Wcls 0 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 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L008
Melanie Kimball Open 9 No 3.00 Main Campus
BL20 01/26/2019 -
05/04/2019
Saturday

01:15PM-
04:15PM
N/A
Erin Daly Open 12 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke 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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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Rong Tang Open 6 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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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P207
Catherine Dumas Open 16 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 486 - Systems Analysis in Information Services

From a foundation of systems theory, the software- and systems-development life cycle, intergroup communication, Systems Analysis & Design considers all aspects of the analysis of information systems documentation (needs analysis, feasibility study) and improved systems design (logical and physical design [e.g., technical needs; input and output requirements such as forms, screens, reports, networking, pseudocoding, UML and object-data models, SQL, evaluation and documentation]). The course also covers management, personnel, and resource issues of project management, such as 'build-or-buy' analysis & communicating with user groups. By casting libraries as small enterprises, students work with a specific library information systems project, such as a digital library project, to construct a professional-grade project analysis, in the form of a project portfolio, and present their analysis to the class. Prerequisite: LIS 488 or LIS 460.

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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
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03:00PM-
05:50PM
SCB
S251A
Catherine Dumas Open 1 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. Required Course.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P207
Danielle Pollock Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P207
Denise Carroll Open 3 No 3.00 Main Campus
20 01/26/2019 -
05/04/2019
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01:15PM-
04:15PM
N/A
Abigail Scott Baines Open 18 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL1 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Naresh K. Agarwal Open 1 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Danielle Pollock Open 4 No 3.00 Online Class
OL3 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Caryn Leigh Anderson Open 11 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Wcls 0 No 3.00 Online Class
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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N/A
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Lisa Hussey Open 1 Yes 3.00 Online Class

LIS 493 - Intellectual Freedom

This course provides with in-depth knowledge of intellectual freedom and related access issues that information professionals cope with in libraries and information settings. Students learn about the history of censorship practices, the evolving and sometimes controversial role of librarians/information professionals and others who promote the philosophy of intellectual freedom, the policies of various countries and associations regarding intellectual freedom and ethical practice, freedom of information and privacy legislation, and overall influence of technology on censorship and access issues. Prerequisite: LIS 407, LIS 415

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
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L007
Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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Melanie Kimball Open 10 Yes 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. Prerequisites: LIS 400; LIS 498 is a capstone experience which is completed after all pre-practicum (course) work has been completed. For students who are graduating in a given semester, he/she may concurrently take remaining course work and a practicum.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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Melanie Kimball Open 18 Yes 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. Prerequisites: LIS 400; LIS 499 is a capstone experience which is completed after all pre-practicum (course) work has been completed. For students who are graduating in a given semester, he/she may concurrently take remaining course work and a practicum.

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01 01/22/2019 -
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Melanie Kimball Open 10 Yes 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. Prerequisite: 9 credit hours.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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N/A
N/A
Peter Botticelli Wcls 0 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Katherine Wisser Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Lisa Hussey Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Rebecca Davis Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
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Naresh K. Agarwal Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
07 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Peter Botticelli Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
08 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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N/A
N/A
Jeannette A. Bastian Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
09 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
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Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
10 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ann M. Graf Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
11 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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Peter Botticelli Wcls 0 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
12 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
13 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Catherine Dumas Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
14 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Naresh K. Agarwal Clsd 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 501 - Internship in Library & Information Science

The internship involves a minimum of 130 hours of field experience that represents an important learning experience for the student. 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 librarian supervision the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment. Prerequisite: 18 credit hours including all core requirements.

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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Mary Wilkins Jordan Open 4 Yes 3.00 Online Class

LIS 502 - Archives Field Study

This course is a field experience of 130 hours working in an archives setting. Prerequisites: LIS 438, LIS 440, LIS 442.

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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Donna E. Webber Open 16 Yes 3.00 Online Class

LIS 599M - Technologies for Data Preservation & Data Forensics

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OL 01/07/2019 -
04/17/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 1 Yes 3.00 WISE Online Courses

LIS 599N - Project Management: Strategy and Applications

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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 WISE Online Courses

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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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Rong Tang Open 13 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

LIS 601 - Independent Study Doctoral

Independent Study offers an opportunity for the doctoral student to pursue individual study related to aspects of management not covered in detail in the regular course offerings. Independent Study may be a reading course, a group investigation of a topic of mutual interest, or a directed research project. An end result will be an oral presentation to the faculty supervisor and the Committee on Doctoral Studies, as well as a possible paper of publishable quality.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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Peter Botticelli Open 19 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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N/A
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Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 19 Yes 1.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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N/A
N/A
Johnnie Hamilton-Mason Open 19 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Dr. Michele Cloonan Open 19 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
05 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Melanie Kimball Open 19 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

LIS 699 - Suprvsd Field Res

Open only to students in the doctoral program who have completed 33 semester hours and have successfully passed the comprehensive examination. Note: while working on the dissertation students are enrolled in LIS 600 for the fall and spring semesters.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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N/A
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Rong Tang Open 18 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
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