Coursework

Coursework for The Ninny’s MLIS program. Is hyperlinked if there were blog entries.

Detailed listing: 

Fall 2017:
LS 500 Organization of Information. Three hours.
Required course introducing the principles of organizing bibliographies, library catalogs, and collections. Examines the content of bibliographic records in printed and machine-readable form, choice and form of access points, authority control, verbal and classified systems of subject access, and the impact of new technologies. An introduction to OCLC searching is included. The course objective is to enable the student to understand and use catalogs and bibliographies. Students interested in becoming catalogers should follow LS 500 with LS 506 Cataloging and Classification.

LS 501 Introduction to Library and Information Studies. Three hours.
Required course designed to provide the student with a broad background in library and information studies, this course must be taken during the first 12 hours of a student’s program. Through a variety of instructional methods, this course examines three interrelated themes: the nature of the library and information profession; issues of intellectual freedom and access to information; and the impact of technology upon society and the profession.

Spring 2017:
LS 507 Information Sources and Services. Three hours.
Required course introducing printed and digital reference sources and reference services.

LS 560 Information Technology. Three hours.
Required course. This course provides future information professionals with a solid foundation of basic information technologies at the skill, conceptual, and analytical levels. Acquaints students with the role of technology in information organizations. Students gain hands-on experience in web application production from a user-centered perspective, including: hypertext, usability analysis, database application, and technology instruction. Foundations of change management are addressed. IT Fluency is used as a model to explore the topics of this course.

Summer 2017:
LS 590 Special Topics in Library and Information Studies: Social Media Information
Explores societal problems and professional developments that have, or are likely to have, an impact on the practice of librarianship. May be taken more than once.

Internship Summer 2017: Univ. of Fla. Cataloging Department in Smathers Library. May 22-Aug 2.

Fall 2017:
LS 569 Information Management. Three hours.
This course will survey information management tools and techniques applied for maintaining, processing, and disseminating digital information. Specific topics will include physical database structures, database design, database-driven web applications, user interface, and representation for retrieval. Course exercises cover fundamental techniques for data modeling, implementing and querying databases, and information visualization.

LS 502 Research Methods. Three hours.
Required course introducing research design and statistical techniques used in library, media, and information science. At the conclusion of the course, the student should be able to comprehend and utilize research reports in these fields and to design and carry out basic research projects.

Spring 2018:
LS 506 Cataloging and Classification. Three hours.
Explores problems of descriptive cataloging of print and non-print materials; subject access using Library of Congress subject headings, LC classification, and Dewey decimal classification; OCLC searching, record modification, and inputting; and contemporary issues in bibliographic control.

LS 566 Metadata. Three hours.
An advanced course in the organization of information focusing on record creation in various metadata contexts, including images, video, educational objects and the Semantic Web.

LS 531 Academic Libraries. Three hours.
Study of the role of library service in higher education.

Internship Spring 2018: Univ. of Fla. Digital Collections.

Graduation!

Optional:

LS 535 Records Management. Three hours.
Introduces the fundamentals of information and records management. Content includes (a) inventory, scheduling, and auditing records; (b) active and inactive information maintenance; (c) organizing and administering a records center; and (d) applications for information systems, computer, microform, paper.

LS 542 Instructional Design and Development. Three hours.
Prerequisite: LS 504 or permission of the instructor.
Comprises a series of modules that cover the basic skills required to undertake instructional development. Materials needed to plan and prepare instruction, as well as exercises designed to upgrade interpersonal skills, are included. Designed for library-media specialists, supervisors, administrators, and others who assist teachers in the development of instruction.

LS 562/CIS661 Digital Libraries. Three hours.
Prepares students to develop digital libraries, exploring the issues associated with creating, operating, and maintaining digital libraries; analyzing electronic library programs in the U.S. and assessing their impact on education, scholarship and research.

CIS 660 Database Analysis and Design. Three hours.
In-depth coverage of database design techniques. Topics include requirement specifications, data models, schemas, and implementation considerations.

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