Intended for a general education audience, this course explores information

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Fall 2016 Library Science Course Offerings
LIB 018 – Introduction to Information
Search Strategies and Digital Literacies
T/TH 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM
RL 17
Nancy Latanision
OR
T/TH 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
RL 17
Andrea Harmer
Intended for a general education audience, this course explores information
search strategies for successful research of student chosen topics. Software
applications that support research, such as bibliographic generators, and
collaborative listservs will also be discussed. Furthermore, this course will
explore the impact of students’ online presence and help them become
more digitally literate to maximize their professional strengths.
LIB 109 – Organization of Knowledge in
Libraries, Archives, and Special
Collections
T/TH 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM
RL 6
Rosanne Perkins
This course explores historical approaches to knowledge gathering,
theoretical foundations for the creation of organizational systems and
current practices for organizing and efficiently retrieving knowledge.
Historical and contemporary innovators and their contributions will be
discussed. This class will explore the most commonly utilized organization
systems in libraries, archives and information centers including classificatory
schemes, finding aids and metadata. This class will also consider the variety
of environments in which an information professional may be employed,
including public, school, academic and special libraries, corporations,
historical societies and museums and discuss the different roles, ethical
practices, and responsibilities of professionals in these environments.
LIB 211 – Information Needs and
Services
ONLINE
Roseanne Perkins
This course is designed to introduce the basic techniques and materials used
by librarians and media specialists to provide reference services in a library.
The primary emphasis is on the evaluation, selection, and utilization of print
and electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, almanacs,
biographical sources, atlases, gazetteers, handbooks, directories, indexes,
bibliographies, government publications, and electronic databases. Print and
electronic sources will be compared and contrasted with an emphasis on the
selection of appropriate media for specific settings.
LIB 222WI – Resources for Young Adults
T/TH 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM
RL 7
Nancy Latanision
This course is designed as an exploration of print and digital resources that
are relevant to the young adult and indispensable to public and school
libraries. Students will study the evolution of young adult literature and
resources, and young adult library resources and emerging genres,
integration of digital resources, and young adult library resource
promotional programs. Students will be reading young adult titles, writing,
and sharing professional-style corresponding reviews based on the
Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database guidelines. Young adult
library program activities will be examined.
Dept. of Library Science and Instructional Technology – Fall 2016 Library Science Course Offerings
Fall 2016 Library Science Course Offerings
LIB 313 – Cataloging and Classification
of Information
ONLINE
Nancy Latanision
This course is an introduction to the theory, concepts, and procedures of
analyzing and organizing various formats of information including print and
digital. Several optional face-to-face classes will be offered in a hands-on lab
environment.
LIB 390/391 – Clinical Experience and
Practicum I/II
Tuesday 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
RL 6
Nancy Latanision
The clinical field experience provides the prospective school librarian the
opportunity to observe and participate in the school library program under
the guidance of a certified school librarian. This experience is designed in
two phases (I and II within one semester). Candidates are scheduled in both
elementary and secondary school libraries during these phases. Concurrent
with each phase is a practicum which provides for an exchange of ideas,
information, and assistance from their peers and the supervising teacher.
Admission to this course is limited to those candidates who have completed
the necessary program requirements. These requirements have provided the
candidate with knowledge base domains in liberal education, teaching
specialty knowledge, and professional education knowledge.
LIB 480 – Intro to Preservation and
Digitization of Archives and Special
Collections
ONLINE
Roseanne Perkins
An overview of current best practices of preservation and digitization
methods intended to stabilize rare, unique, and/or fragile materials and
make them accessible to information seekers. We will also explore, through
field trips and case studies, how several local institutions are managing their
own archives and special collections when budgetary and facility constraints
make best practices unattainable.
LIB 509 – Foundations of Library and
Information Sciences
ONLINE
Roseanne Perkins
This course introduces the student to the development, functions,
philosophy, ethics, and evolution of libraries and information centers. The
primary services and professional practices of libraries and information
centers are examined and contrasted. Librarianship as an evolving profession
is studied with an emphasis on the diverse professional career opportunities
available.
LIB 511 Reference and Information
Services in Library Settings
ONLINE
Roseanne Perkins
This course presents the fundamental knowledge associated with the
delivery of reference services to library users. The primary emphasis is on
the evaluation, selection, and utilization of information sources used in
reference service to respond to ready reference, research, and reader's
advisory questions. Information sources in print and online will be identified,
categorized, and contrasted to identify their chief values in providing
reference service.
Dept. of Library Science and Instructional Technology – Fall 2016 Library Science Course Offerings
Fall 2016 Library Science Course Offerings
LIB 513 – Organization of Information
ONLINE
Nancy Latanision
This course is an introduction to the theory, concepts, and procedures of
analyzing and organizing various formats of information including print and
digital. Knowledge and skills are applied in a practical, hands-on experience.
LIB 575 – Seminar: Teaching Function of
the School Library Media Center
ONLINE
Blended Online/Lecture Course
Face-to-Face Meeting: Wednesday,
October 19, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:50 PM
RL 6
Nancy Latanision
This course is designed to emphasize the curriculum-related responsibilities
of the school library program. Emphasis is placed on library and information
skills, instruction, and curriculum support services. The role of the library and
the librarian in the contemporary school program is investigated. Although
listed as a Blended Course, the class will meet only 1 time face-to-face during
the semester to present lessons.
It’s not too late to register for the fall semester. To expedite enrollment, contact Dr. Andrea Harmer at 610-683-4301 or
[email protected] or our department secretary, at 610-683-4300.
Dept. of Library Science and Instructional Technology – Fall 2016 Library Science Course Offerings
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