LIS 203 Introduction
to Information Organization
Theories, systems, and practices of
information organization. Emphasis on understanding the basic
function of library catalogs, indexes, metadata, finding aids and
Internet search engines. Credit: 3 semester
LIS 204 Introduction
to Library & Information Science
A survey of the field including
theory/ practice, historical trends/developments, computer-based
and other information systems, and societal concerns. Must be taken
as one of the first two courses. Credit: 3 semester hours.
LIS 205 Introduction to Information
Sources & Services
Scope, organization, and evaluation of reference sources and
services, with emphasis on information use and retrieval in a
virtual environment and contemporary models of service
delivery. Credit: 3 semester hours.
LIS 211 Collection Development &
Management of Knowledge Resources
Prerequisite: LIS 204
Philosophy and methods of managing collections in physical and
virtual libraries, with emphasis on assessing and meeting
information needs. May include a service learning
requirement. Credit: 3 semester hours.
LIS 239 Research &
Methods applicable to research and evaluation in librarianship and
information science; basic data analysis; planning, designing,
evaluating, conducting and reporting research and evaluation.
Credit: 3 semester hours.
LIS 240 Management of Libraries and Information Centers
Leadership and management principles relating to the operation of
libraries and other information enterprises. Leading,
planning, evaluating, staffing, housing, equipping, and
financing. Credit: 3 semester hours.
Note: All students must complete a management
course. Students who entered the program prior to Fall
2011 may substitute LIS 240 with one of the
LIS 231 College & University
Academic library administration, planning, staffing, and
evaluation. The history of higher education and the college library
in the U.S. The impact of demographic and social changes on the
provision of service. Credit: 3 semester
LIS 232 Special Libraries &
The goals, organization, operation, environment,
functions, and services of special libraries/information centers;
collection issues, user services, management, and marketing.
Credit: 3 semester hours.
LIS 233 Public Libraries &
Community Information Centers
The objectives, organization, and services of contemporary
public libraries , including the ways in which they serve
diverse communities and reach underserved populations Field trips
may be required. Credit: 3 semester
LIS 234 School Library Media Center
Prerequisite: LIS 204, LIS 205, LIS
211, LIS 217
Administration of the academic program, services, collection,
staff, and budget of the school library media center. Planning,
research, and evaluation methods for compliance with state and
national standards. Credit: 3 semester hours.