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Library Science

LIB 406 Special Individual Studies (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LIB 407 Seminar (1-6), variable
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LIB 409 Practicum (3-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LIB 410/510 Library Management (3)
Analysis of library systems such as acquisitions, technical processes, cataloging, and classification, and circulation. An exploration of record keeping, planning and forecasting techniques applied to library management needs.

 

LIB 420/520 Organization of Library Collections (3)
Analysis of the organization and management of library collections and operations to accomplish their various functions effectively. A study of the concepts of multiple access, descriptive cataloging, L.C. Dewey and other classification systems, and L.C. Sears and other subject heading lists. Survey of commercial vendors cataloging services and online cataloging systems.

 

LIB 430/530 Literature for Children and Young Adults (3)
Literacy theory appropriate to literature for children and young adults. Information about selection processes, authors, illustrators and books for pupils from pre-school through high school is included.

 

LIB 436/536 Information Design and Production (3)
Librarians, media specialists, classroom teachers, and trainers can create instructional graphic materials to meet specific local needs. Develop various skills in creation of graphics and lettering by a variety of methods, techniques of preservation and presentation of graphic audio and video materials, and opportunity to demonstrate skills acquired in materials production and use. Prerequisite: ED 435/535 or consent of instructor

 

LIB 440/540 Information Service and Sources (3)
Examination of the fundamental concepts of reference service in the school media center and of the use and evaluation of appropriate basic reference materials for school media center users.

 

LIB 450/550 Collection Development (3)
Concepts of collection assessment and development. Examination and use of selection tools and criteria for all types of print and non-print materials and equipment. Development of selection policies for both materials and equipment as well as philosophical viewpoints and current issues in censorship and intellectual freedom.

 

LIB 470/570 Teaching Information Skills (3)
Exploration of curriculum developments, currently available materials, programs and techniques used to teach information skills. Examination of state and national standards and guidelines for library media programs.

 

LIB 606 Special Individual Studies (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LIB 607 Seminar (1-6), variable
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LIB 608 Workshop (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LIB 609 Practicum (3-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

LIB 626 Computer in Library Management (3)
Performance of needs analysis of library management tasks. Practical experience with spreadsheet, graphing, and database programs provided.

 

LIB 646 Information Transfer (3)
A survey of theories of sociology of knowledge and creation, diffusion and utilization of information in society, application of these theories to the creation and use of information services and sources, and the role of libraries in this process. Prerequisite: LIB 540 or consent of instructor

 

LIB 660 Library Automation (3)
An examination of planning, forecasting and record keeping techniques leading to a task analysis applied to the management needs of a library. A study of the preparation of a library for large scale automation; vendor selection process; and an overview of major products in automated acquisitions, catalog, and circulation systems.

 

LIB 680 Communication Theory (3)
Examination of theoretical models of communication and their application to various technologies of communication (e.g., print, video, motion picture film, etc.) to enhance training and instruction.

 

LIB 684 Organizational Theory (3)
The study of organizational theory and management principles as applied to library and instructional settings, with emphasis on the impact of instructional technology on organizational environments and the development of leadership skills.

 

LIB 686 Emerging Information Technology (3)
A study of current and emerging information systems from a philosophical and practical perspective. The origins, storage, transmission and retrieval of information will be explored, as well as the technologies which assist these activities.

 

 

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