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Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Summer 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

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Library Science

LIS 400 - Technology Orientation Requirement (tor)

The Technology Orientation Requirement is designed to serve as a self-paced introduction to the technology and resources you will use in the GSLIS program. It ensures that all incoming GSLIS students are prepared to use the technology required for their GSLIS classes, regardless of a specific LIS track to be taken. It was created by a faculty committee who specifically chose the format and content that is most pertinent to the LIS curriculum.

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OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Linnea Marie Johnson Open 0 No 0.00

LIS 401 - Foundations in Lib & Info Sci

This course is an introduction to the field of library and information science, exploring information professions, services, and institutions, as well as addressing fundamental concepts and theories of information. Topics which will be the subject of discussion and study include settings in which an information professional might work (libraries, information centers, archives, and the information industries), the history of the information professions, the organizational structures of information institutions, the information needs of users and their information-seeking behavior, and information concepts, theories, and practices. The class will engage with current issues and trends affecting the information professions in today's society. Assignments may include presentations, posters, papers, case studies, examinations, and written exercises. Pre-requisite: None.

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01 06/17/2014 -
07/31/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Melanie Kimball Open 17 No 3.00

LIS 403 - Evaluation of Information Services

The course applies the principles of evaluation research to contemporary information management problems. It covers the fundamentals of identifying and investigating problems relevant to continuous quality enhancement and communicating the results to decision makers. NOTE: This is a required course for students entering Fall 2005 and thereafter; for students who entered prior to Fall 2005, this course may be taken to fulfill the program requirement of either LIS 403 or LIS 404.

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01 06/16/2014 -
07/30/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:00PM-
04:00PM
N/A
Dr. Candy Schwartz Open 10 No 3.00

LIS 404 - Principles of Management

Designed to acquaint students with the basic management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The course is intended to help provide understanding of human interactions in the workplace and develop the practical problem-solving skills needed to handle managerial problems professionally. Approaches to managing, from authoritarian to participative to laissez-faire, are examined. Readings, case studies, critical incidents, simulations, and discussions. NOTE: This is a required course for students entering Fall 2005 and thereafter; for students who entered prior to Fall 2005, this course may be taken to fulfill the program requirement of either LIS 403 or LIS 404.

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01 06/18/2014 -
08/01/2014
Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Elaine Russo Martin Open 14 No 3.00
YN 07/01/2014 -
08/11/2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Lisa Hussey Open 20 Yes 3.00

LIS 404T - Yonsei Travel Costs

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Open 20 Yes 0.00

LIS 405 - Special Topics in Children's Literature And Library Science

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01 05/13/2014 -
06/13/2014
Tuesday, Friday

03:00PM-
06:15PM
N/A
Ms. Amy S. Pattee Open 16 Yes 3.00

LIS 407 - Reference/Information Services

Covers reference services, searching, and sources. Introduces reference concepts and services, such as the reference interview, customer service, evaluating the reference collection, management, ethics, reference philosophy, service in different institutional settings and for diverse populations, and the assessment of reference services. Students learn how to search in digital and print sources, including full text information retrieval in subscription services and the freely available web. Students become familiar with over two hundred core, fundamental print and digital sources. Required course.

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01 06/17/2014 -
07/31/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

01:00PM-
04:00PM
N/A
Ms. Linda Schuller Open 22 No 3.00
OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Mr. Rex J. Krajewski Wlst 0 No 3.00

LIS 408 - User Instruction

This course offers an overview of user instruction, including needs assessment, planning, educational strategies, and evaluation of programs in all types of libraries. Critical evaluation of concepts of information literacy, learning theories, and the goals of user instruction. Application of best practices principles in development of user instruction program modules for either oral presentation or online tutorials. Readings, discussion, guest lectures, oral presentations, and a term project. (Prerequisites: 12 semester hours.)

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20 06/13/2014 -
08/01/2014
Friday

09:15AM-
04:15PM
MHC
SITE
Eric Poulin Open 13 No 3.00

LIS 410 - Info Services for Div. Users

Given the increasing diversity of information users in the United States, information professionals need to learn more about specific groups in order provide appropriate services. This course examines the special needs and potential contributions of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in information settings. Through readings, discussion, and guest lectures, students will explore diversity issues which impact information services and develop skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for addressing these issues. Specific diversity issues include race and ethnicity; gender and sexual orientation; social class; national origin; physical, psychological, and learning ability; and age. Students will gain experience in addressing diversity issues in two interrelated projects. The first project will involve writing a paper on a particular group and its needs in terms of collection development, programming, or accessibility issues, etc. For the second project, students will build on the first paper in a service learning project with an information center of their choice. Examples of service learning projects include constructing a detailed program or service activity for a specific group; compiling an annotated bibliography of best current materials and digital sources for a specific group; implementing a mentoring program for a specific group; evaluating diversity programs which are already in place; or writing a staff training proposal. Prerequisite: the prerequisite for this course has been dropped.

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01 05/12/2014 -
05/16/2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Open 16 No 3.00

LIS 414 - Organization and Management of Corporate Libraries

This course examines the history, types of libraries, staffing, development, and future of company libraries in the United States. Specific attention will be given to examples of highly successful models as well as those corporate information centers which have encountered problems. Recent research on the value of information professionals and the perceived value of corporate libraries will be examined in detail. Methodologies to evaluate the company library will be discussed. Comparative data on corporate libraries in the U.S., Europe, and Japan will be included in this course.

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01 05/19/2014 -
05/23/2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

09:30AM-
05:30PM
N/A
Mr. James M. Matarazzo Open 13 No 3.00
PA 07/01/2014 -
08/18/2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Mr. James M. Matarazzo Open 16 Yes 3.00

LIS 414T - Travel Costs Paris

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01 07/01/2014 -
08/18/2014
N/A N/A N/A Mr. James M. Matarazzo Open 16 Yes 0.00

LIS 415 - Information Organization

The phenomena, activities, and issues surrounding the organization of information in service of users and user communities. Topics include resource types and formats, information service institutions, markup, descriptive metadata, content standards, subject analysis and classification, and the information life cycle. Readings, discussions, examinations, and oral and written exercises.

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01 06/16/2014 -
07/30/2014
Monday, Wednesday

09:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Dr. Candy Schwartz Open 16 No 3.00

LIS 425 - History of the Book

The course will cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the history and development of the book, both as a physical object and as the bearer of intellectual content. Therefore, the lectures / discussions will look at two different kinds of phenomena: the physical properties of the objects that carried written and pictorial texts and the intellectual use to which books have been put. A third area that the course will address picks up the miscellaneous but important issues of the world of libraries; the antiquarian and out-of-print book trade; remainders; handling, storing, caring for, repairing, and conserving books; legal considerations of book/text ownership and use; and other areas of book history. Students will be introduced to the extensive vocabulary of the book world. With a mastery of this new vocabulary, the students will have a grasp of a subject of extraordinary breadth, boundless fascination, and endless debate. As Milton said, 'A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit.' This course will explain why. (Formerly LIS 534)

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01 06/14/2014 -
08/02/2014
Saturday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Sidney Berger Open 16 No 3.00
20 07/01/2014 -
07/17/2014
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

09:15AM-
04:15PM
09:15AM-
04:15PM
MHC
SITE
MHC
SITE
Mr. Martin Antonetti Open 7 No 3.00

LIS 439 - Preservation Management

This course covers the fundamentals of planning and managing programs of prevention and remedial treatment for the preservation of information resources in libraries and archives. The study of the nature of all types of materials and the factors contributing to their deterioration serves as background. Preservation planning topics, such as environmental control and light, security, risk management, fire prevention, housekeeping and storage, general collections maintenance and testing methods, are covered. Additional topics include: emergency planning in the areas of preparedness, mitigation and response; selection of materials for basic repair, conservation or reformatting; budgeting for preservation activities; preservation training for staff and users; digital preservation; and cooperative programs. Course includes readings, guest lectures, media presentations, field trips, demonstrations, and individual projects. Team taught with members of the Northeast Document Conservation Center staff.

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01 06/17/2014 -
06/26/2014
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Shelby Sanett Open 6 No 3.00
20 06/14/2014 -
08/02/2014
Saturday

09:15AM-
04:15PM
MHC
SITE
Rachel Onuf Open 20 No 3.00

LIS 440 - Archival Access and Use

Explores access to and use of archives and manuscript collections within the framework of archival description and representation. How archives are described and the surrogates that are used to represent them profoundly impact their access and use and are central to the archives profession. Students will explore various types of archival use including exhibits (physical and virtual) in addition to the creation of surrogates for primary sources and will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of EAD (Encoded Archival Description) as well as other emerging metadata standards. (Required course for Archives Management Concentration. Prerequisite: LIS 415 and LIS 438)

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OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Katherine Wisser Wlst 0 No 3.00

LIS 445 - Metadata

This course will cover the theory and practice of metadata as it is applied to digital collections. It will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current metadata standards in the library, archives, and visual resources communities, and offer them an opportunity to get hands-on practice using selected standards. It will examine the role of metadata in the discovery, delivery, administration, and preservation of digital objects, and consider current and emerging issues in metadata. The course will address all aspects of metadata, including creation, management, and use. In-class exercises and assignments will provide students with the opportunity to apply specific content and structure standards.

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20 06/07/2014 -
07/26/2014
Saturday

Saturday

09:15AM-
12:15PM
09:15AM-
12:15PM
N/A
N/A
Ms. Kelcy M. Shepherd Open 12 No 3.00

LIS 447 - Collection Maintenance

This course in preservation management deals with the planning, implementation, and management of an effective collections maintenance program, including an effective repair program for a small/medium general collection. Topics include developing criteria for the selection of items in need of repair, binding, or replacement; learning the proper repair and housing techniques for bound and unbound materials in order to be able to administer an in-house repair program; selecting and processing materials for remote storage facilities; the cost factors involved in developing a collections maintenance program for general collections; and selecting and managing staff, space, equipment, and supplies for such a program.

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01 05/27/2014

05/28/2014

05/29/2014

05/30/2014

06/03/2014

06/04/2014

06/05/2014

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Wednesday

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Friday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
04:00PM
09:00AM-
12:00PM
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N/A

Donia Conn Clsd 0 No 3.00

LIS 448 - Digital Stewardship

This course teaches the core concepts and skills needed to create and manage digital collections and repositories. It covers the digital convergence of cultural heritage information in libraries, archives and museums. It introduces strategies for managing digital objects over the long term through active, ongoing oversight of the total environment (content, technologies, and user expectations) during all phases of the information life cycle. The course also includes extensive discussion of policy issues affecting digital collections, including sustainability issues for digital repositories, and open access to digital resources.

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OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Patricia Beasley Condon Open 2 No 3.00

LIS 450 - Organization/ Management of Public Libraries

Examines the principles and techniques of planning and delivering public library services to individuals and communities. Emphasis on preparation of a community profile and development of service goals and objectives, with attention to library relationships with other community agencies. Examination of the governance and service structure of metropolitan and town libraries with consideration of political, fiscal and societal trends affecting them. Analysis of the library needs of specific groups and the means of implementing particular programs and services.

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01 05/19/2014 -
05/23/2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Mary Wilkins Jordan Open 5 No 3.00

LIS 456 - Managing Records in Electronic Environments

Records Management is an essential component of archival practice. This course covers the principles, standard, procedures, and technologies utilized in modern recordkeeping and information resources management. Topics include appraisal, scheduling and disposition, systems theory, functional analysis, systems design and electronic records management and policy. management setting. Required course for Archives Management Concentration. Prerequisite: LIS 415 for all students and LIS-438 is suggested for Archives Concentrators.

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BL 06/16/2014 -
07/30/2014
Monday, Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Jason Arthur Wood Wlst 0 No 3.00

LIS 458 - Database Management

Principles and practices of database management and database design. Discussion and practice cover database application lifecycle, data modeling, relational database design, SQL queries, reports and other interfaces to database data, and documentation. Lectures also cover Web databases, XML, multimedia databases, and ethical and privacy issues associated with database systems. Individual and group projects. (Prerequisites: LIS 488 and Technology Orientation Requirement (TOR))

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OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Nanette Veilleux Open 5 No 3.00

LIS 467 - Web Develop & Info. Arch

Organizing and structuring content to help individuals, communities, and organizations find and manage internal and external Web-based resources and services. Application of current coding, metadata, and style standards to create Web documents. Evaluation of Web site quality and usability, and assessment of resource discovery tools. Strategic planning and user needs analysis for information architecture. Content inventory, organization, and management in support of wayfinding and navigation. Design documents for prototyping large Web sites. Readings, essays, design projects, in-class presentations.

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OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Linda Braun Wlst 0 No 3.00

LIS 469 - XML- eXtensible Markup Lang.

This course introduces students to eXtensible Markup Language (XML), its role as a standard in enabling and managing metadata applications, and its application as a data-modeling technique. Students create XML schemas and document type definitions (DTDs), and learn to apply transformations using eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). The course examines a wide range of applications of XML in libraries, archives, and related information settings, and considers the technical requirements of making XML-tagged content available and useful to Web browsers and to metadata harvesting applications such as the OAI (Open Archives Initiative). Topics include XML applications in bibliographic utilities, cross-walks between XML and other systems, the role of XML as an alternative or complement to the structured database model, and managing metadata services with XML.

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OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Aaron D. Rubinstein Clsd 0 No 3.00

LIS 470 - Visual Communication

Intensive study and analysis, through illustrated lectures, of visual forms of information and communication. Upon a foundation of the history of graphic forms of communication, semiotics, philosophy, and media analysis, students study the basics of theory and iconographic languages to understand visual information resources in society in general and specifically in libraries, archives, and emerging visually-rich environments. Topics may include visual literacy, rare books, prints and printmaking, typography, photography, posters, ephemera, propaganda, digital images, exhibit construction, and other topics driven by student interests. The readings and activities from a foundation of (a) graphic/visual knowledge, (b) theory, (c) history, and (d) application in LIS. Students will be able to pursue media studies, human-computer interaction, information architecture and related topics with greater understanding.

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PA 07/01/2014 -
08/18/2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Gerald Benoit Open 14 Yes 3.00

LIS 470T - Travel Costs-Paris Vis Comm

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01 07/01/2014 -
08/18/2014
N/A N/A N/A Gerald Benoit Open 14 Yes 0.00

LIS 475 - Organizational/Information Ethics

The course will examine the ethical implications of decisions made within various organizational contexts regarding issues such as property ownership, strategy formulation, the utilization of computer technology, employee relations, accountability, conflicts of interest, as well as other topics relevant to today's managers. Participants will examine the ethical implications of cases at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. The course will assist professionals to clarify and apply their own moral standards and ethical norms, beliefs, and values to unfamiliar, complex situations in which the appropriate application of these values may not be obvious. The course makes no effort to dictate what is 'right,' 'proper,' and 'just'; that is left to the individual's own moral standards of behavior and ethical systems of belief.

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YN 07/01/2014 -
08/11/2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

09:00AM-
04:00PM
N/A
Lisa Hussey Open 20 Yes 3.00

LIS 475T - Yonsei Travel Costs

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Open 20 Yes 0.00

LIS 483 - Young Adult Literature

This course explores the social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents and the literature created especially for this demographic. This class emphasizes the evaluation, selection and oral presentation of books and non-print materials for young people between the ages of 12 and 18. Special attention is paid to the developmental tasks of this age group with an eye towards literary recommendation. Topics of discussion include the literacy practices of young adults, popular literature for teen readers, and the use of specialized selection materials to develop collections in school and public libraries. Please note: some of the content formerly included in this course has been moved to the new course http://my.simmons.edu/gslis/courses/descriptions/m s-topics.shtml#LIS531L LIS 531L: Library Programs and Services for Young Adults.

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01 06/17/2014 -
07/31/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

01:00PM-
04:00PM
N/A
Melanie Kimball Open 10 No 3.00

LIS 488 - Technology for Information Professionals

This course provides the conceptual foundation and context of computing, Internet and related technologies as used in information-intensive professions. With an emphasis both on concepts (along with an emphasis on terminology that appears in the professional literature) and skills (interactive demos and/or hands-on sessions), the course encourages students in trying out and learning new pieces of technology. The course provides an overview of topics such as how computers work (hardware, software, history of IT); networking; internet, related technologies and the future of WWW; content management systems; RDBMS and XML; ethics; security; information search and retrieval; the impact and implications of technological change on libraries, archives and other information centers; technology today and tomorrow; and other related topics. Along with providing the general technology foundation needed before taking other technology courses offered at GSLIS, this course also introduces some of these other courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course early in their course program. This is a required course for students and does not replace LIS 400 (Technology Orientation Requirement).

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OL 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 4 No 3.00
OL2 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 5 No 3.00

LIS 493 - Intellectual Freedom

This course provides with in-depth knowledge of intellectual freedom and related access issues that information professionals cope with in libraries and information settings. Students learn about the history of censorship practices, the evolving and sometimes controversial role of librarians/information professionals and others who promote the philosophy of intellectual freedom, the policies of various countries and associations regarding intellectual freedom and ethical practice, freedom of information and privacy legislation, and overall influence of technology on censorship and access issues.

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20 06/13/2014 -
08/01/2014
Friday

09:15AM-
04:15PM
N/A
Laura Quilter Open 15 No 3.00

LIS 500 - Independent Study

The independent study program provides an opportunity for the student with a distinguished academic record, who has achieved degree candidacy, to pursue an individual topic related to his/her own interests for use in a substantial paper or project. A faculty member guides and advises the student in conferences, reviews preliminary drafts, and assigns the final grade. Academic credit is dependent upon substantial accomplishment at a distinguished level of quality. Members of the faculty actively encourage publication of those completed seminar studies that represent useful contributions to professional literature. The study proposal must be initiated by the student at least eight weeks before the semester in which it is to be undertaken. The student bears responsibility for formulating the study, approaching an appropriate faculty member, securing his/her consent to act as a sponsor, and submitting a full written statement outlining the study to that sponsor at least four weeks before the semester opens. Approval of the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science must be secured at least ten days before the semester begins. Detailed instructions and Independent Study proposal forms are available from the Admissions Office. Please note: this course is one of several still under review by the faculty. Please be aware that the course content may be changed.

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01 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Rong Tang Open 20 Yes 3.00
02 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Mary Wilkins Jordan Clsd 0 Yes 3.00
03 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Peter Botticelli Clsd 0 Yes 3.00
04 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Peter Botticelli Clsd 0 Yes 3.00
05 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Katherine Wisser Clsd 0 Yes 3.00
06 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Laura Ann Lidano Saunders Clsd 0 Yes 3.00
07 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Peter Botticelli Clsd 0 Yes 3.00
08 05/12/2014 -
08/30/2014
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Hussey Clsd 0 Yes 3.00

LIS 502 - Archives Field Study

This course is a field experience of 130-140 hours working in an archives setting. In includes three in-class sessions and is required for Archives concentrators. This course replaces the required internship section of LIS 440 by separating the course from the internship component and creating a separate and required Archives Field Study course. While the internship component of LIS 440 was 60 hours, the Field Study will be 130 - 140 hours and also include three in-class sessions, one at the beginning of the semester, one in the middle and one at the end. These in-class sessions will serve as mentoring, guidance and sharing sessions for students. Students may complete this Field Study concurrent with LIS 440 or may complete it any time after they have completed LIS 440. Pre-requisites: LIS 438 and LIS440 (or concurrent with LIS 440).

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BL 06/20/2014

07/10/2014

07/24/2014

Friday

Thursday

Thursday

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04:00PM
01:00PM-
04:00PM
01:00PM-
04:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

Martha R. Mahard Open 16 Yes 3.00
OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Donna E. Webber Open 3 No 3.00

LIS 532J - Introduction to Computer Science

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of software development, from defining a problem to be solved, modeling your solution in English and then translating the English to statements in a programming language. Topics covered will include writing a program, variables, data types, strings, arrays, functions, syntax/semantic errors, if/else statements, for and while loops, objects, methods, file input, etc. This is a hands-on, practice-based course where you will learn to write fun and useful programs, and design programming logic to solve problems. You will learn to think logically and to apply this thinking to debugging computer programs. The course is a stepping stone into the world of software development and systems librarianship.

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OL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Bruce P. Tis Open 15 No 3.00

LIS 671 - Managerial Leadership

This course reviews the major contributions to con leadership research, theory, and practice, includi planning, change management, and team building. It greater awareness of one's behavior, its impact on needed to influence people to accomplish desired g organizations.

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BL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Maureen Sullivan Open 7 No 3.00

LIS 672 - Research for Managerial Lead.

Research for managerial leadership is positioned w of social science research. The course examines th conceptualization of a researchable problem, throu process, to completion (including review of the pu need for research in library and information scien as trends and issues, types of research studies, p the set up and reporting activities of a research

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BL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Eileen Abels Open 7 No 3.00

LIS 676 - Leadership in Financial Mgmt

This course provides an overview of financial management for libraries, information-related organizations, and projects within the context of identified leadership values. The topics of planning, implementing and reporting on budgets, financial management measures, internal and external communications, partnering, stewardship, and integrity are all issues that are discussed relative to the desired outcomes of institutional accountability, credibility, and trust..

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BL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 7 No 3.00

LIS 678 - Managing and Leading Library and Information Services in a Political Environment

This course covers the skills neccessary for interacting with the larger communities in which libraries and information centers operate (academic institutions, municipalities, corps.) It will specificall address advocacy and cooperation within complex, multi-stakeholder power structures as encountered when working with administrators, political leaders, and commununity groups (e.g. citizens, faculty, & students). The effect of political contexts on planning activities will also be covered.

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BL 06/02/2014 -
08/02/2014
N/A N/A N/A Camila Alire Open 7 No 3.00
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