The SLIS core curriculum requires students to take at least one* Technology course. Students may choose from one of four "Tier I" courses to fulfill this requirement:
- LIS 460: Technology and the School Library Teacher (required Tech course for SLTP students; available to others as well)
- LIS 467: Web Development & Information Architecture
- LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals
- LIS 489: Technical Foundations for Information Science
Each of these courses addresses the following learning outcomes:
- Learn fundamental technology concepts and vocabulary
- Ability to analyze and evaluate technology problems
- Liaise and communicate on technology issues
- Learn, use and apply appropriate technology solutions
- Ability to develop website solutions
- Learn and apply scripting and programming fundamentals
The above four courses were chosen as they offer something to nearly every student entering the SLIS program. In some unique cases, however, students come into the SLIS program already having a deep level of experience with Technology in an LIS setting. In those cases, students should talk to their advisors about potentially taking a more advanced Technology class to fulfill the requirement.
The Technology curriculum also includes the following "Tier II" courses, all of which have one of the introductory courses as a pre-requisite.
- CS 412: Introduction to Programming
- LIS 458: Database Management
- LIS 457: Digital Publishing
- LIS 463: Library Automation Systems
- LIS 469: eXtensible Markup Language
- LIS 531Z: Data Interoperability and Web-Based Resources
- LIS 532F: Digital Asset Management for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
* Although there is a minimum core Technology requirement, students are encouraged to take as many as they'd like, both at the introductory level and, once those pre-requisites are in place, at the more advanced level.