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.

Summer 2018 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 12/17/2018 05:20AM

Library Science

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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OL 06/18/2018 -
08/03/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Lisa Hussey Wcls 0 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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20 05/26/2018 -
07/28/2018
Saturday

01:00PM-
04:00PM
N/A
Eric Poulin Open 19 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus
OL 06/18/2018 -
08/03/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Eric Poulin Open 9 No 3.00 Online Class

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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Consent
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OL 06/18/2018 -
08/10/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Andrew R. Clark Open 3 No 3.00 Online Class

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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Credits Location
20 06/07/2018 -
06/16/2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
N/A
Sarah Shelley Quezada Open 15 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke 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
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
20 06/02/2018 -
07/07/2018
Saturday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Sidney Berger Open 16 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus

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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 06/18/2018 -
08/03/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Donia J. Conn Open 1 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 06/19/2018 -
08/02/2018
Tuesday, Thursday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
PCB
P207
Katherine Wisser Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 447 - Collection Maintenance

This course in preservation management deals with the planning, implementation, and management of an effective collections maintenance program, including an effective repair program for a small/medium general collection. Topics include developing criteria for the selection of items in need of repair, binding, or replacement; learning the proper repair and housing techniques for bound and unbound materials in order to be able to administer an in-house repair program; selecting and processing materials for remote storage facilities; the cost factors involved in developing a collections maintenance program for general collections; and selecting and managing staff, space, equipment, and supplies for such a program. This course takes place at the North Bennett Street School.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 05/29/2018 -
06/07/2018
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
PCB
P207
Donia J. Conn Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

LIS 453 - Collections Development and Management

Activities through which library collections are systematically developed and managed are explored, especially the formulation and implementation of written collection development policies. Other specific topics include identification of user needs; collection evaluation; fund allocation among competing departments, subjects, and/or media; selection methods; intellectual freedom; storage alternatives; and cooperative collection development. Course includes readings, guest lectures, and a term project in which a collection development policy for a real information agency is prepared. Prerequisite: LIS 407, LIS 415.

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BL20 Michael Richard Leach Open 19 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus

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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 06/18/2018 -
08/03/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jason Arthur Wood Open 3 No 3.00 Online Class

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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 06/18/2018 -
08/03/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Georgina M. Trebbe Open 13 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

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
BL01 06/20/2018

06/27/2018

07/11/2018

07/18/2018

07/25/2018

08/01/2018

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
04:30PM-
07:20PM
04:30PM-
07:20PM
04:30PM-
07:20PM
04:30PM-
07:20PM
04:30PM-
07:20PM
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
PCB
P206
Lisa Estabrook Open 13 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
20 05/26/2018 -
07/28/2018
Saturday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Charles Abel Open 19 No 3.00 Mount Holyoke Campus

LIS 474 - Competitive Intelligence

Organizations and organizational units increasingly employ competitive intelligence (CI) to support decision-making, management, and to build and sustain competitive advantages. As the formal practice of CI has grown in adoption and sophistication, information professionals are often charged with intelligence-related responsibilities. This course examines competitive intelligence models, functions, and practices; the roles of information professionals in CI, and the management of CI. Discussion and practice topics include: intelligence ethical and legal considerations; identifying intelligence needs; intelligence project management, research methods, analysis, production, and dissemination; the uses of intelligence; intelligence sources and tools; managing the intelligence function; and the evolution of CI. A working knowledge of print and electronic business information sources is recommended. Prerequisite: LIS 407 and LIS 404 or LIS 406 or LIS 442.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 06/18/2018 -
08/10/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Cynthia Correia Open 18 No 3.00 Online Class

LIS 475 - Organizational/Information Ethics

The course will examine the ethical implications of decisions made within various organizational contexts regarding issues such as property ownership, strategy formulation, the utilization of computer technology, employee relations, accountability, conflicts of interest, as well as other topics relevant to today's managers. Participants will examine the ethical implications of cases at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. The course will assist professionals to clarify and apply their own moral standards and ethical norms, beliefs, and values to unfamiliar, complex situations in which the appropriate application of these values may not be obvious. The course makes no effort to dictate what is 'right,' 'proper,' and 'just'; that is left to the individual's own moral standards of behavior and ethical systems of belief.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
YN 07/02/2018 -
08/13/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Lisa Hussey Open 12 No 3.00 Yonsei University

LIS 475T - Yonsei Travel Costs

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 07/26/2018 -
08/13/2018
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 10 Yes 0.00 Yonsei University

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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
BL01 06/19/2018 -
08/02/2018
Tuesday, Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P207
Melanie Kimball Open 3 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL 06/18/2018 -
08/10/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Naresh K. Agarwal Open 2 No 3.00 Online Class

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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Naresh K. Agarwal Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
02 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Peter Botticelli Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
03 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Colin Rhinesmith Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
04 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Peter Botticelli Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
05 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Donna E. Webber Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
06 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Dr. Michele Cloonan Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
07 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Katherine Wisser 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
OL 06/18/2018 -
08/03/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Lisa Hussey Open 9 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
OL 06/18/2018 -
07/30/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Ms. Donna E. Webber Open 18 No 3.00 Online Class

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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Wcls 0 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
02 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A

N/A
N/A
Rong Tang Wcls 0 Yes 2.00 Main Campus
03 05/19/2018 -
08/30/2018
N/A N/A N/A Colin Rhinesmith Open 19 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
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