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LIBS: Library Studies


6010. Foundations of Library and Information Studies (3)
P: Admission to MLS program or consent of chair; demonstrated competency in the basic operation of word processing, data bases, and spreadsheets. Development and functions of libraries and information centers, professional practice and ethics, and current issues and trends.
6012. Analyzing and Synthesizing Professional Library Information (3)
P/C: LIBS 6010. Analysis and synthesis of professional library literature and resources.
6014. Introduction to Reference (3)
P/C: LIBS 6010 or consent of chair. Major general reference sources used to answer information needs of library users.
6018. Collection Development (3)
P/C: LIBS 6010 or consent of chair. Principles and methods of selecting print and nonprint materials, intellectual freedom, and formulation of selection policies.
6026. Organization of Information in Libraries (3)
Organization of information resources, including classification, cataloging (MARC), and subject headings.
6031. Library Administration and Management (3)
P/C: LIBS 6010 or consent of chair. Theory and principles of management with relevant application for public, school, and academic libraries.
6042. Technology for Library Services (3)
P/C: LIBS 6010 or consent of chair. Use of technology in effective programs for youth services. Evaluative criteria for hardware and software and methods and strategies to integrate technology into instructional process.
6045. Human-Computer Interface Design (3) Same as EDTC 6045
P: Basic computer knowledge. Design and evaluate human-computer interfaces for information and instructional products. Applies human-computer interface principles and user-centered design perspective to project development.
6060. Using the World Wide Web for Research (3)
Identification and evaluation of research resources found on World Wide Web. Search strategies, copyright, and censorship.
6133. Materials for Early Childhood (3)
Survey of materials for infants, toddlers and preschool age children, emphasizing the evaluation and selection of print and non-print resources for use in early literacy-enriched story-time programming.
6135. Materials for Children (3)
Evaluation, selection, and use of contemporary fiction, informational books, and other media for elementary through middle school age children in grades K-8.
6137. Materials for Young Adults (3) Formerly LIBS 5115
Evaluation, selection and use of contemporary fiction, informational books and other media for high school age young adults, grades 9-12.
6142. Instructional Foundations of the School Library Media Program (3)
P: LIBS 6010, 6012, 6014, 6026, 6031, 6042; or consent of instructor. Educational standards, models of information literacy, assessment, and their impact on student achievement.
6144. Instructional Strategies and Leadership for School Media Specialists (3)
P: LIBS 6142. Strategies for education, collaboration, leadership, and assessment.
6160. The Art of Storytelling (3)
Storytelling techniques and performance for varied audiences. Historical origins, story memory, and development of storytelling programs for all ages.
6215. Genealogy for Librarians (3)
One or more field trips. Roles of libraries and librarians as related to genealogical collections and services. Review of genealogical resources in other libraries, archives, and institutions. Emphasis on materials and methods of genealogical research.
6220. History of Books and Libraries (3)
Origin and development of the book in its various forms from earliest times to twentieth century. Evolution of library as institution.
6225. Government Publications (3)
Forms, distribution, care, and use of all types of federal government publications.
6240. Virtual Reality: Principles and Applications (3) Same as EDTC 6240
Basic principles of virtual reality. Emphasis on applications in education and other fields. Students select special projects according to their interests and build virtual environment.
6242. Building and Using Graphics-Based Virtual Environments for Education (3) Same as EDTC 6242
P: EDTC 6240 or LIBS 6240 or consent of chair. Graphics-based environment design, building, application, and evaluation for education.
6244. Building and Using Text-Based Virtual Reality Environments for Education (3) Same as EDTC 6244
P: EDTC 6240 or LIBS 6240 or consent of chair. Text-based environment design, building, applications, and evaluation for education.
6320. Advanced Reference (3)
P: LIBS 6010, 6014, 6018, 6026; or consent of chair. Sources of information in major subject areas.
6345. Library of Congress Classification System (2)
P: LIBS 6014 or consent of chair. Construction, use, and notation. Development of subject headings.
6735. Seminar on Intellectual Freedom (2)
Intellectual freedom principles in library and information studies. Pressure groups, censorship, and strategies for coping with attempts to limit access to information.
6810. Academic Libraries (3)
P: LIBS 6010, 6012, 6014, 6018, 6026, 6031, 6042; or permission of instructor. Issues and trends in community college, college and university libraries.
6848. Seminar on Virtual Reality and Education (3) Same as EDTC 6848
P: EDTC 6242 or LIBS 6242; EDTC 6244 or LIBS 6244; or consent of chair. Explores problems and issues affecting building, use and evaluation of virtual reality environments in educational settings.
6900. Electronic Portfolio Development (3) Same as EDTC 6900
Practical application of theory, assessment, and reflection addressing state and national standards in professional electronic portfolios.
6901, 6902, 6903, 6904. Special Topics in Library Studies (1,2,3,4)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic for given course number. P: LIBS 6014, 6018, 6031; or consent of chair. Variety of newly developed and special courses offered as sections.
6972. Research Methods in Library and Information Studies (3)
P: LIBS 6014, 6018, 6031; or consent of chair. Various available resources and problems of research in library and information studies.
6973. Research Paper (3)
Directed by assigned faculty member. P: LIBS 6972. Research project developed in proposal form in LIBS 6972. Select methodology, collect and analyze data, draw conclusions, and present findings in written report.
6981, 6982, 6983. Directed Independent Study (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Topic not otherwise offered in curriculum or more in depth than is possible within context of regular course.
6989. Early Internship (3)
110 hours of observation and practical experience. For students seeking initial licensure. P: 9 s.h. in LIBS or consent of chair. Placement in school library media setting.
6991, 6992. Internship: Seminar (3,3)
110 hours of observation and practical experience. P: 30 s.h. in LIBS or consent of chair. Placement in library setting appropriate to student’s field of concentration.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7010. Supervision of School Media and Technology Programs (3) Same as EDTC 7010
P: Consent of CAS-LS or MAEd program director. Principles and practices of supervision involved in comprehensive media and technology programs in school district and/or region.
7030. Financial Management of Public Library Organizations (3)
P: LIBS 6010, 6031; or consent of instructor. Introduction to theory, resources, concepts, and current practices of the financial management of public libraries.
7050. Seminar on Public Libraries (3)
P: LIBS 6031 or equivalent or consent of chair. Characteristics, operations, and problems of public libraries.
7060. Seminar on Community College Learning Resource Centers (2)
P: LIBS 6031 or equivalent or consent of chair. Characteristics, operations, and problems of learning resource centers in technical institutes and community colleges.
7070. Seminar on Library Automation (2)
P: LIBS 6046 or equivalent or consent of chair. Problems of library automation. Emphasis on current trends in design and implementation.
7110. Advanced Storytelling (3)
For those with some storytelling background. P: LIBS 6160 or equivalent or consent of chair. Develop and enhance storytelling performance. Presentation of self as entrepreneurial storyteller.
7150. Programs for Youth in Public Libraries (3)
P: LIBS 6014, 6031, 6042, 6135; or consent of chair. Theory and methods of building effective public library programs for children and young adults.
7160. The Adult Reader (3)
Internet connectivity required. P: LIBS 6014, 6031, 6042, 6135; or consent of chair. Examines selection of sixteen popular genres for adult readers, including readers’ advisory services.
7210. Computer-Assisted Instruction in Librarianship (3)
Theory, design, application, and evaluation of computer-assisted instruction in librarianship.
7250. Qualitative Research and Evaluation in Librarianship (3)
Qualitative methods for research and evaluation as applied to information needs of groups, libraries, and similar institutions.
7901, 7902, 7903, 7904. Special Topics in Library Studies (1,2,3,4)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic for a given course number. P: Consent of chair. Variety of newly developed and special courses offered as sections.
7981, 7982, 7983. Directed Independent Study (1,2,3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. in the CAS-library science program. P: Admission to CAS-library science program; consent of chair. Topic not otherwise offered in curriculum or more in-depth than is possible within context of regular course.
7991. CAS Internship: School Media Supervision, Seminar (3)
110 hours of observation and practical experience in school media supervisory settings. P: 15 s.h. in CAS-library science program. Supervisory responsibilities and problems of school media centers.
7992. CAS Internship: Seminar (3)
110 hours of observation and practical experience. P: 15 s.h. in CAS-library science program. Placement in setting appropriate to student’s specialization area.
7995, 7996. Seminar: CAS Project (3,3)
P: 18 s.h. in CAS-library science program. Problem in library studies. Report defended before faculty committee.
LIBS Banked Courses
6003. Reference in the Social Sciences (3)
6004. Reference in the Humanities (3)
6005. Reference in the Pure and Applied Sciences (3)
6046. Automation in Libraries (3)
6120. Information Storage and Retrieval (2)
6340. Online Cataloging (2)
6360. Telecommunications (3)
6725. Seminar on Technical Services (2)
6730. Seminar on Organization of Special Materials (2)