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Summer 2014 WISE Courses

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Spring 2013 WISE Courses


Summer 2014 WISE Course Descriptions

LIS TBA-1:Advocacy and Marketing for Libraries

Home School: The University of Pittsburgh
Class Name: Advocacy and Marketing for Libraries
Class Number: LIS 2830
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section:
Faculty: Michele Leininger
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Strategies of effective advocacy, lobbying, branding, needs assessment, market and audience research fundraising, and news management.

Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 5/12/2014 End: 8/2/2014
Last Add Day: 4/21/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

 

LIS TBA-2: Designing Spaces for Learning

Home School: Charles Sturt University
Class Name: Designing Spaces for Learning
Class Number: CSU-INF536
Course Tool: Sakai - Customized 
Class Section:
Faculty: Dr. Kasey Garrison
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This subject is designed to extend understanding of the complex relationships between space, place and learning pedagogies in the design of innovative, adaptable spaces for learning. After critical reading and research, students will be able to challenge traditional assumptions in order to understand ways to transform the design of the learning environments. Innovative ideas for facilities and spaces will provide the context for developing and adapting classrooms, libraries and general facilities.

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 7/14/2014 End: 10/31/2014
Last Add Day: 6/2/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-3: Electronic Health Records

Home School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Class Name: Electronic Health Records
Class Number: INLS 725
Course Tool: Sakai - Customized
Class Section:
Faculty: TBA
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Focuses on EHR data standards with emphasis on data management requirements, applications, and services. Course includes HL7, CCHIT, and CDISC standards. For data management specialists, administrators, and health data analysts.

Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/19/2014 End: 7/22/2014
Last Add Day: 6/20/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-4: Geographic Information Systems in Libraries

Home School: The University of Wisconsin
Class Name: Geographic Information Systems in Libraries
Class Number: 875
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 004
Faculty: TBD
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Topics in information processing and retrieval: Current issues in technologies for information processing and retrieval in libraries and information agencies.

Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/16/2014 End: 8/10/2014
Last Add Day: 6/6/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-5: Government Information and Services

Home School: University of North Texas
Class Name: Government Information and Services
Class Number: SLIS 5660
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 005
Faculty: Melody Kelly
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Information resources and services of the United States government; their nature, use, acquisition and organization. Includes some study of the information resources and services of municipal and state governments, the United Nations and selected foreign countries.

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/2/2014 End: 7/2/2014
Last Add Day: 5/23/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-6: Grant Writing

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Name: Grant Writing
Class Number: Libr 282
Course Tool: Other
Class Section: 11
Faculty: Patty Wong
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This is a hands-on introductory course in grants and alternative funding resources for all libraries, with an emphasis on public libraries. Skills developed are applicable to other organizations as well. Students will work with a real library or other organization, assess library needs and future service development, create a marketing piece that outlines organizational mission and strengths, research current and potential funders, develop an actual grant or proposal for implementation, and determine funding and management priorities for alternative resource development. Students will become familiar with various types of funding resources for libraries and program development.

Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/2/2014 End: 8/8/2014
Last Add Day: 5/19/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-7: Human Information Interactions

Home School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Class Name: Human Information Interactions
Class Number: INLS 500
Course Tool: Sakai - Customized
Class Section: 01W
Faculty: Palmquist
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description:  The behavioral and cognitive activities of those who interact with information, with emphasis on the role of information mediators. How information needs are recognized and resolved; use and dissemination of information.

Seats: 4
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/19/2014 End: 7/22/2014
Last Add Day: 6/20/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-8: Library Design

Home School: Rutgers University
Class Name: Library Design
Class Number: 17:610:596
Course Tool: eCollege
Class Section:
Faculty: Paul Glassman
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Whether you need to refurbish a reading room or plan a new building, space planning is an essential component of any successful interior or architectural design project. This course will address the following questions: Why is an interior or architectural design program important? How is the library staff involved in the planning and design process? What kind of information must the library director have in order to make informed decisions? What is the process of developing a management plan? Who will be consulted when the designers have questions? How will internal communication be handled, and who will make decisions? Should every library construction project have a technical consultant?

Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/24/2014 End: 8/1/2014
Last Add Day: 6/22/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-9: Marketing and Customer Relationships for Information Professionals

Home School: Univerity of North Texas
Class Name: Marketing and Customer Relationships for Information Professionals
Class Number: SLIS 5960
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 055
Faculty: Dr. Elena Vassilieva
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Marketing and customer relationship management and their importance for libraries and information centers. Principles of marketing, public relations, and outreach. Marketing mix, development and implementation of marketing and customer relationship strategy, mission statement. Market segmentation, the role and characteristic of the users of information services, user needs, groups of users. Service concepts, principles, and techniques in meeting users' information needs. Evaluation of effectiveness in meeting customer service standards, assessment and measurement instruments in user analysis. Emphasis on the marketing and customer services in virtual environment with the use of social media and networking.

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/2/2014 End: 8/7/2014
Last Add Day: 5/23/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-10: Mobile Devices: Services and Applications

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Name: Mobile Devices: Services and Applications
Class Number: Libr 287
Course Tool: Other
Class Section: 13
Faculty: Aaron Collier
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: As more and more of our population embraces mobile technologies, including smartphones and tablets, they are expecting the services offered to them to follow that path. When you know more about what is possible with a mobile device (and what isn't), you are more empowered to successfully design and deliver services to your users that they may not have expected. In this course you will -learn about designing services for mobile platforms -explore the decision making process for designing mobile based services -learn the basics of developing web applications for use on multiple platform -learn about deploying mobile applications We will try to answer the following questions: What services lend themselves well to the mobile space and how can we deliver them? What services do not work well in the mobile space? What new services might be discovered and delivered through a mobile environment. This course assumes a basic knowledge of web technologies (HTML, CSS, etc) but that you may have never programmed an application before. While some programming experience may be helpful, it also assumes that any prior experience might not be in an object-oriented programming environment. The goal is to go from having little to no programming experience to being able to understand and navigate an integrated development environment and understand the requirements for deploying a mobile application on various platforms.

Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/2/2014 End: 8/8/2014
Last Add Day: 5/19/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-11: Music Cataloging

Home School: The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Class Name: Music Cataloging
Class Number: 20162
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section:
Faculty: Smiraglia
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: (From the 2011 version of this course) Detailed examination of the bibliographic control of music materials (scores, sound recordings, videorecordings) and their inherent bibliographic characteristics. Special problems in the application of standard methods for descriptive cataloging, authority control, subject analysis and classification of music materials. Structure of music catalogs and requirements for the effective retrieval of music materials.

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 5/27/2014 End: 7/5/2014
Last Add Day: 5/1/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-12: Publishing, Knowledge Institutions & Society: E-Revolutions?

Home School: The University of Wisconsin - Madison SLIS
Class Name: Publishing, Knowledge Institutions & Society: E-Revolutions?
Class Number: 640
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 004
Faculty: Dorothea Salo
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description:

Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/2/2014 End: 7/27/2014
Last Add Day: 6/6/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

 


 

 

Spring 2014 WISE Course Descriptions

LIS TBA-1: Applications in Medical Informatics

Home School: The University of Pittsburgh
Class Name: Applications in Medical Informatics
Class Number: LIS 2587
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section:
Faculty: Dr. Ellen Detlefsen
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: A survey of concepts and activities in medical informatics, including an introduction to the applications of information technology in the areas of knowledge-based information and library informatics; integrated hospital information systems and patient specific information; nursing, radiology, pathology, and pharmacy services; clinical decision support; telehealth; and medical education. Also included are concepts related to informatics in healthcare financing; legal, ethical, and philosophical issues in medical informatics; and consumer informatics.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/6/2014 End: 4/26/2014
Last Add Day: 12/9/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-2: Community Histories

Home School: Charles Sturt University
Class Name: Community Histories
Class Number: CSU-INF518
Course Tool: Sakai - Customized
Class Section:
Faculty: Education - TBA
Credits: 8 Points

Class Description: This subject provides an introduction to the development and promotion of local history and archive collections. It will examine the role of local histories for a community; the place of libraries in building collections of such histories; and the nature of such collections, focusing on local newspapers, oral history, photographs, other paper-based materials, memorabilia and digital media such as digital photographs, websites and blogs. It will also examine the place of organizational archives in providing a history for an organization as it evolves over time and place and how such archives may be promoted to management.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 3/3/2014 End: 6/20/2014
Last Add Day: 1/24/2014
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-3: Distributed Learning Librarianship

Home School: University of North Texas
Class Name: Distributed Learning Librarianship
Class Number: SLIS 5369
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 005
Faculty: Sharon Almquist
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This course examines the history of library support for distributed learning, open learning, correspondence courses, mailed courses, and the like. We discuss the current and future issues in public, school, and academic library support of distributed learning especially as it pertains to computer-assisted learning. We explore current developments in copyright law as it relates to distributed/online learning and how different libraries policies support, or do not support, distributed learning and practice virtual librarianship. The course is a reading and discussion forum with emphasis on student led inquiry and discussion. We investigate various resources and develop solutions to problems libraries face, and will face, in support of distributed learning. Several expert guests join our discussions.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start:          End:                
Last Add Day:
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-4: Geographic Information Systems for Librarians

Home School: The University of Pittsburgh
Class Name: Geographic Information Systems for Librarians
Class Number: LIS 2695
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section:
Faculty: Dr. Hassan Karimi
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Concepts techniques and technology of GIA; geospatial data sources, metadata, and databases; techniques for creating maps; using GIS applications and software.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/6/2014 End: 4/26/2014
Last Add Day: 12/9/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-5: Health Consumer Resources and Services

Home School: The University of Pittsburgh
Class Name: Health Consumer Resources and Services
Class Number: LIS 2585
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section:
Faculty: Dr. Ellen Detlefsen
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Collection development, reference, and educational services in the domain of consumer-health resources in print, non-print, and electronic formats. Identification of appropriate and accurate resources for consumer health and family education; policy issues in providing consumer and family-health information in different settings; role of public media; and information and referral services to and from healthcare organizations, community agencies, and public libraries.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/6/2014 End: 4/26/2014
Last Add Day: 12/9/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-6: Innovation in Public Libraries

Home School: Syracuse University
Class Name: Innovation in Public Libraries
Class Number: IST 600
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: M800
Faculty: A. Miller
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Students in this course will identify, develop and participate in new and creative approaches to and practices of Public Libraries. Innovations and contemporary practices will drive students to creatively work with libraries and supercharge library Innovation Planning using vitality in gaining practice with Public Libraries. Contributions and Topics will include, but are not limited to: Innovation, (Mis)conceptions contributing to librarianship, New approaches to old ideas, Collaboration in librarianship, Libraries as institutions, Libraries in social cultural economic and political contexts.

Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/13/2014 End: 4/29/2014
Last Add Day: 1/21/2014
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-7: Services for Families and Early Literacy in Preschool Years

Home School: The University of British Columbia
Class Name: Services for Families and Early Literacy in Preschool Years
Class Number: LIBR 529
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section:
99C
Faculty: Allison Taylor McBryde
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This course will provide an introduction to current brain research and development of the child from birth to school age. It addresses the role of family and library in developing early literacy (or pre-reading) skills.

*Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meets deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/6/2014 End: 4/8/2014
Last Add Day: 12/2/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-8: Special Topics in Information Science: Information and Recreation

Home School: The University of Texas at Austin
Class Name: Special Topics in Information Science: Information and Recreation
Class Number: INF 385T
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section:
Faculty: Dr. Suellen Adams
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This course examines the intersection of information behavior theory and the scholarship of serious recreation. Much work has been done in the areas of professional information seeking and use, and some in so-called everyday life information seeking, but little in the area of hobbies and recreational pursuits, which are often as important to an individual's life as are their professional interests. Students will examine the literature on information behavior and on serious recreation, and will then have the opportunity to conduct informal exploration on recreational pursuits of their choice.

Seats: 15
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/13/2014 End: 5/9/2014
Last Add Day: 1/17/2014
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-9: Multicultural Literature for Children & Young Adults

Home School: The University of Wisconsin - Madison SLIS
Class Name: Multicultural Literature for Children & Young Adults
Class Number: 629
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 004
Faculty: TBA
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description:  Focus on literature written or illustrated by U.S. citizens or residents which depicts people of color both within and outside the U.S. Emphasis on literature of past fifteen years with comparison to earlier literature. Publishing trends.

Seats: 4
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/21/2014 End: 5/9/2014
Last Add Day: 1/31/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-10: Theological Librarianship

Home School: The University of Illinois
Class Name: Theological Librarianship
Class Number: LIS 568LE
Course Tool: Moodle
Class Section:
Faculty: Carisse Berryhill
Credits: 2 or 4 Credit Hours

Class Description: Provides an overview of the contexts, materials, services, and issues characterizing theological librarianship. Course activities include readings, online discussions, writing assignments, and a weekly two-hour live session. Students interact with a number of librarians currently working in the field.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Synchronous
Date: Start: 1/21/2014 End: 5/7/2014
Last Add Day: 1/3/2014
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Summer 2013 WISE Course Descriptions

LIS 540W-OL: Organizational Information Security

Home School: Syracuse University
Class Name: Organizational Information Security
Class Number: IST 629
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: M800
Faculty: Raed Sharif
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Personnel/organizational skills for information security managers and officers: staffing, training, certification, incentives, and evaluation of information security personnel, non-security IT personnel, etc.; organizational development related to security awareness, threats, and responses; and ethics/codes of behavior in information security.

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Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 5/20/2013 End: 8/9/2013
Last Add Day: 5/24/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS 555W-OL: Information Architecture for Internet Services

Home School: Syracuse University
Class Name: Information Architecture for Internet Services
Class Number: IST 553
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: M800
Faculty: Patrick W. Fitzgibbons
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Building and management of Internet information services, including information organization, information management, and information dissemination. Understanding of the use of Internet technologies within an organizational context. Practice with current technologies.

Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 5/20/2013 End: 8/9/2013
Last Add Day: 5/3/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS 597H-OL: Grant Writing

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Name: Grant Writing
Class Number: Libr 282
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 11
Faculty: Patty Wong
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This is a hands-on introductory course in grants and alternative funding resources for all libraries, with an emphasis on public libraries. Skills developed are applicable to other organizations as well. Students will work with a real library or other organization, assess library needs and future service development, create a marketing piece that outlines organizational mission and strengths, research current and potential funders, develop an actual grant or proposal for implementation, and determine funding and management priorities for alternative resource development. Students will become familiar with various types of funding resources for libraries and program development. Class Disclaimer - Prerequisites: Foundation classes in LIS including management.

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Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/3/2013 End: 8/9/2013
Last Add Day: 5/20/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS 597Q-OL: Advanced Topics in Information Organization: Music Cataloging

Home School: The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Class Name: Advanced Topics in Information Organization: Music Cataloging
Class Number: 24990
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: L&I SCI 719-201
Faculty: TBA
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Description to follow

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 5/28/2013 End: 7/6/2013
Last Add Day: 5/7/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS 597V-OL: Social Networking in Libraries

Home School: Syracuse University
Class Name: Social Networking in Libraries
Class Number: IST 600
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: IST 600
Faculty: Alison Miller
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This course will introduce you to the basics of social networking, and then connect the capabilities and concepts of social networking to the work of librarians. The emphasis of the course is how practical understanding and use of Social Media/Social Networks tie into larger concepts of librarianship including service development, outreach, access and marketing. The course will show practical skills tied to deeper concepts of librarianship, participation, and conversation.

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Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 5/20/2013 End: 8/9/2013
Last Add Day: 5/24/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-1: Data Management

Home School: Charles Sturt University
Class Name: Data Management
Class Number: INF534
Course Tool: Sakai - Customized
Class Section: TBA
Faculty: Dr. Asim Qayyum
Credits: 8 Points

Class Description: In the electronic era, huge datasets are generated through transaction activities in commerce, financial services, education, research and government; from research and social networking, geographical information systems, remote sensing and other scientific pursuits. These vast data have been termed a 'deluge', however, if managed well they can be very useful, for example, to open new lines of enquiry, reproduce and validate original findings, or to advance original research. Data value increases as it is interconnected, networked, shared, used and reused. This data deluge presents a great opportunity for libraries, archives and other information managers to grow their roles. Data management is a growth area in academic, research and special libraries and will be an increasingly important set of skills for librarians and archivists. There are many information management activities related to data, for example, establishing archival pla ns for data selection, migrating data to new platforms and standards, creating finding aids for multiple user communities, and developing databases and technologies to support data creation, preservation, discovery, and reuse. This subject will provide librarians, archivists and other information managers with the background to provide the leadership in data management that funding agencies and academics are looking to libraries to provide.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 7/15/2013 End: 11/1/2013
Last Add Day: 5/31/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-2: History of Youth Literature

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Name: History of Youth Literature
Class Number: Libr 268
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 10
Faculty: Melba Tomeo
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: The history of literature for children and teens from its earliest examples to today's current trends, including how childhood has changed over the years, the influence of culture on those changes, and on the materials created for children and teens.

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Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/3/2013 End: 8/9/2013
Last Add Day: 5/20/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA-3: Library Design

Home School: Rutgers University
Class Name: Library Design
Class Number: 17:610:596
Course Tool: eCollege
Class Section: E1
Faculty: Paul Glassman
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Whether you need to refurbish a reading room or plan a new building, space planning is an essential component of any successful interior or architectural design project. This course will address the following questions: Why is an interior or architectural design program important? How is the library staff involved in the planning and design process? What kind of information must the library director have in order to make informed decisions? What is the process of developing a management plan? Who will be consulted when the designers have questions? How will internal communication be handled, and who will make decisions? Should every library construction project have a technical consultant?

Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 6/24/2013 End: 8/1/2013
Last Add Day: 6/21/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Spring 2013 WISE Course Descriptions

LIS TBA: Applications in Medical Informatics

Home School: TBA
Class Name: Applications in Medical Informatics
Class Number: LIS 2587
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 15976
Faculty: Ellen Detlefsen
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: A survey of concepts and activities in medical informatics, including an introduction to the applications of information technology in the areas of knowledge-based information and library informatics; integrated hospital information systems and patient-specific information; nursing, radiology, pathology, and pharmacy services; clinical decision support; telehealth; and medical education. Also included are concepts related to informatics in healthcare financing; legal, ethical, and philosophical issues in medical informatics; and consumer informatics.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/7/2013 End: 4/27/2013
Last Add Day: 12/1/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA: Encoded Archival Description (EAD)

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Name: Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
Class Number: Libr 284
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 10
Faculty: Lori Lindberg
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This class will cover in-depth Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and provide an introduction to Encoded Archival Context (EAC), the international standards for the presentation of archival descriptive information and records creator authority records on the World Wide Web. At the completion of this class students should be able to: -Explain the origins of SGML/XML, the concept of a Document Type Definition (DTD) and XML schema. -Explain the concept of text markup and how it enables text to be viewed on the World Wide Web with the use of a browser, along with basic client-server concepts. -Explain the history of EAD/EAC, their development, relationships to other archival descriptive standards such as ISAD(G), ISAAR-CPF, and DACS, and significance for the archival community. -Identify the structure of the EAD DTD and EAC schema, their element composition and other aspects, and how those elements relate to the individual components of an archival collection guide and descriptions of records creators. -Identify tools developed to aid in the encoding process. -Identify consortia and individual institutions that have utilized EAD/EAC to markup and post their collection guides and authority records online. -Markup a simple finding aid and authority record for viewing on the World Wide Web.

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Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/23/2013 End: 5/13/2013
Last Add Day: 1/9/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer Note: Posted syllabus is from Spring 2012. An updated version will be posted when available. Web conference sessions will be held (dates TBA) which can be accessed synchronously or via recording. //Prerequisite: Foundations class in information retrieval. //Optional synchronous sessions will be held via Collaborate web conferencing. Sessions are recorded for later access. Dates and times will be posted when determined.

LIS TBA: Health Consumer Resources and Services

Home School: The University of Pittsburgh
Class Name: Health Consumer Resources and Services
Class Number: LIS 2585
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 15969
Faculty: Ellen Detlefsen
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Collection development, reference, and educational services in the domain of consumer-health resources in print, non-print, and electronic formats. Identification of appropriate and accurate resources for consumer health and family education; policy issues in providing consumer and family-health information in different settings; role of public media; and information and referral services to and from healthcare organizations, community agencies, and public libraries.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/7/2013 End:4/27/2013
Last Add Day: 12/1/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA: Information Policy

Home School: The University of British Columbia
Class Name: Information Policy
Class Number: LIBR 561
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 99C
Faculty: Lisa Nathan
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: The goal of this course is to provide students with the expertise needed to locate, interpret, evaluate, create, and adapt policy relating to information and communication technology issues. In particular, students will become adapt at recognizing how various levels of policy implicate other levels of policy (e.g., a local privacy policy, a national privacy law, and an international trade treaty). *** Syllabus is from previous offering -- new version will be linked when available.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/2/2013 End: 4/5/2013
Last Add Day: 11/30/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

LIS TBA: Innovation in Public Libraries

Home School: Syracuse University
Class Name: Innovation in Public Libraries
Class Number: IST 600
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: M803
Faculty: Alison Miller
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Students in this course will identify, develop and participate in new and creative approaches to and practices of Public Libraries. Innovations and contemporary practices will drive students to creatively work with libraries and supercharge library Innovation Planning using vitality in gaining practice with Public Libraries. Contributions and Topics will include, but are not limited to: * Innovation * (Mis)conceptions contributing to librarianship * New approaches to old ideas * Collaboration in librarianship * Libraries as institutions * Libraries in social, cultural, economic and political contexts.

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Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/14/2013 End: 4/30/2013
Last Add Day: 1/22/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA: Linked Data in Libraries

Home School: The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Class Name: Digital Citizenship in Schools
Class Number: 46852
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: L&I SCI 719-202
Faculty: Margaret Kipp
Credits: 3 points

Class Description: Description to follow.

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/22/2013 End:5/9/2013
Last Add Day: 12/18/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA: Social Media for Information Professionals

Home School: The University of British Columbia
Class Name: Social Media for Information Professionals
Class Number: LIBR 559M
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 99C
Faculty: Dean Giustini
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This course interrogates social media (i.e. blogs, tagging, wikis, social networking), its affordances and co-relation to web 2.0 and library 2.0. The course explores the effective use as well as management of social technologies in order to address information problems in library and information (LIS) organizations. On completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Discuss social media as a set of digital tools to raise awareness and promote services 2. Demonstrate familiarity with the range of social media used by LIS organizations 3. Apply social media to the management of emerging challenges in service delivery 4. Reflect critically on the use of social tools and identify strategies for their effective implementation 5. Identify areas for future social media research for LIS professionals *** Syllabus is from previous offering -- new version will be linked when available.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/2/2013 End: 4/5/2013
Last Add Day: 11/30/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

LIS TBA: Technology in the Lives of Children and Youth

Home School: The University of Pittsburgh
Class Name: Technology in the Lives of Children and Youth
Class Number: LIS 2633
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 27694
Faculty: Leanne Bowler
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Effects of media on young people, ages birth to 18 years; technology in everyday life -- from toys to television; gaming and libraries; filtering; privacy and child safety; social networking/cyber bullying; information/media literacy instruction in children's libraries (public); digital libraries for children; evaluation of digital resources for children; children's information behavior; interaction/interface design for young people; digital divide and social equity issues; global perspectives -- technology in young people's lives around the world; future trends.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/7/2013 End:4/27/2013
Last Add Day: 12/1/2012
Residency Start and End Date:

LIS TBA: Theological Librarianship

Home School: The University of Illinois
Class Name: Theological Librarianship
Class Number: LIS 590TL
Course Tool: Moodle
Class Section: TL
Faculty: Carisse Berryhill
Credits: 2 or 4 Credit Hours

Class Description: Provides an overview of the contexts, materials, services, and issues characterizing theological librarianship. Course activities include readings, online discussions, writing assignments, and a weekly two-hour live session. Students interact with a number of librarians currently working in the field. Students enrolled for 4 hours complete an additional term project.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Synchronous
Date: Start: 1/16/2013 End: 5/1/2013
Start and End Time: (if synchronous) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm United States - Central; Days of Week (of class meetings, if synchronous) Wednesday
Last Add Day: 12/10/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS TBA: Transformative Learning and Technology Literacies

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Name: Transformative Learning and Technology Literacies
Class Number: Libr 281
Course Tool: Other
Class Section: 13
Faculty: Michael Stephens
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: All information professionals will most probably be called upon to create or present some form of instruction in the scope of their jobs. Within information environments, this class explores models such as Mezirow's concept of transformative learning, the USER model, and the Learning 2.0/23 Things program as well as developing concepts such as Jenkins' transmedia navigation. Coursework answers these questions: -How can we promote transformative learning via technology? -How can we design instructional experiences that have high value for library learners? -What emergent technologies are enhancing the way we learn and navigate information? -How can Learning 2.0 learning programs enhance staff development? -How can Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) enhance professional practice?

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Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 1/23/2013 End: 5/13/2013
Last Add Day: 1/9/2013
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: Class Disclaimer Note: Syllabus is for Fall 2012. An updated version will be posted when it becomes available.


Fall 2012 WISE Course Descriptions

LIS 585W-OL: Information Resources, Services and Technology in the Aging World

Home School: University of Pittsburgh
Class Number: WISE 0001
Course Tool: Blackboard
Faculty: Ellen Detlefsen
Credits: 3 Full Course

Class Description: This online-only course will focus on collection development, reference, and education services for older adults, and their professional and family caregivers. The course will cover the critical evaluation of materials in print, non-print, and electronic formats, and a discussion of information services provided by healthcare organizations, community agencies, medical center and hospital libraries, public libraries which serve an aging population, and academic libraries serving students in the helping professions. This course is especially appropriate for those interested in working in medical and public libraries, healthcare organizations, community agencies, and academic libraries with students and faculty interested in the helping or service professions, especially in fields that focus on older people.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 8/26/2012 End: 12/14/2012
Last Add Day: 7/15/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS 593W-OL: Health Sciences Resources and Services

Home School: University of Pittsburgh
Class Number: WISE 0001
Course Tool: Blackboard
Faculty: Ellen Detlefsen
Credits: 3 Full Course

Class Description: Survey and evaluation of current sources, services, and trends related to information transfer in the health sciences, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, allied health, and veterinary science. Materials and services appropriate to hospital, academic, and special libraries, and information centers.

Seats: 10
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 8/26/2012 End: 12/14/2012
Last Add Day: 7/15/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS 597K-OL: Copyright for Information Professionals

Home School: Syracuse University
Class Number: IST 735
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: M800
Faculty: Jill Hurst-Wahl
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Once a legal backwater that interested only specialists and attorneys, copyright law issues are now considered central to the nation's information infrastructure. With the advent of digital technologies, copyright law has become more complex than ever, as longstanding rules and concepts have now been questioned amidst the advent of TiVo, Napster, Kazaa, and the DVD. This course is designed to provide information professionals with a firm foundation in the fundamental rules of American copyright law, and will equip such professionals with the tools to make informed decisions about copyright issues that occur in the workplace. While the course is optimized for librarians and library science candidates, its content is relevant for information professionals working in any field.

Seats: 3
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 8/27/2012 End:12/7/2012
Last Add Day: 9/4/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

LIS 597V-OL: Social Networking for Information Professionals

Home School: Charles Sturt University
Class Number: INF506
Course Tool: Sakai - Customized
Faculty: Lyn Hay
Credits: 8 Points

Class Description: This subject will explore the concept, theory and practice of social networking technologies within the context of libraries and work of information professionals, with a particular focus on Library 2.0 and participatory library service. This subject requires students to immerse themselves within a range of social networking environments, including the use of blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, Facebook, IM, Flickr, and Second Life, and evaluate their learning experiences throughout the session as both social networker and information professional.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 11/12/2012 End: 2/15/2013
Last Add Day: 10/1/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: For further information regarding this subject, please refer to the attached syllabus document.

LIS TBA: Adult Materials and Reading Interests

Home School: University of North Texas
Class Number: SLIS 5410
Course Tool: Blackboard
Class Section: 005
Faculty: Frances May
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: Reading interests and behavior of adults, including younger and older adults. Selection and use of books and other materials for recreation and self-development. Adult programs and services, including reading guidance. Wide reading and use of literature and non-print materials in different fields.

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Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 8/29/2012 End: 12/14/2012
Last Add Day: 6/15/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: The University of North Texas uses Blackboard Learn as the learning management system. You can access the portal at http://learn.unt.edu. Visit the Blackboard On Demand Learning Center for short how-to videos on using Blackboard as a student. There is also a link to helpful information regarding the UNT BB Learn tool. During the week prior to the start of classes, you will receive an e-mail with your UNT course and login information. PLEASE NOTE: Online courses are not available until the first day of class.

LIS TBA: Community Informatics

Home School: University of British Columbia
Class Number: LIBR 548H
Course Tool: WebCT Vista
Class Section: A
Faculty: Michael Gurstein
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: The goal of this course is to introduce students to contemporary research and theory related to the design, development, implementation, and use of information systems in geographically-based communities. Students will develop a grounding in the community informatics perspective and the theories that inform community informatics research and practice.

Seats: 5
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 9/4/2012 End: 11/30/2012
Last Add Day: 8/1/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid. Syllabus will be posted when it is available.

LIS TBA: Digital Copyright

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Number: LIBR 281
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 11
Faculty: Mary Minow
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This course examines digital copyright by giving students a legal and policy framework to evaluate the myriad of copyright scenarios libraries face today. Copyright issues permeate daily tasks, from web site design to book scanning projects to online reference. To participate in the active debate about ebooks, fair use, digital rights management systems, e-reserve systems and the like, librarians need to be well versed in both the basics of copyright law and the latest developments by regulation, legislation and court decisions.

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Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 8/22/2012 End: 12/10/2012
Last Add Day: 8/8/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: Note that the syllabus is from an earlier semester. The Fall 2012 syllabus will be posted when available.

LIS TBA: Resources and Services for Patrons with Disabilities

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Number: LIBR 220
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 13
Faculty: Ellen Greenblatt
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: This class will explore library services and resources as they relate to people with disabilities and their support systems. We will discuss various library operations and services within the context of disability issues and concerns as well as examine and evaluate publications and other information resources in the field.

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Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 8/22/2012 End: 12/10/2012
Last Add Day: 8/8/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Class Disclaimer: Note that the syllabus is from an earlier semester. The Fall 2012 syllabus will be posted when available.

LIS TBA: Transformative Learning and Technology Literacies

Home School: San Jose State University
Class Number: LIBR 281
Course Tool: Desire2Learn
Class Section: 14
Faculty: Michael Stephens
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Class Description: All information professionals will most probably be called upon to create or present some form of instruction in the scope of their jobs. Within information environments, this class explores models such as Mezirow's concept of transformative learning, the USER model, and the Learning 2.0/23 Things program as well as developing concepts such as Jenkins' transmedia navigation. Coursework answers these questions: How can we promote transformative learning via technology? How can we design instructional experiences that have high value for library learners? What emergent technologies are enhancing the way we learn and navigate information? How can Learning 2.0 learning programs enhance staff development? How can Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) enhance professional practice?

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Seats: 2
Delivery: Asynchronous
Date: Start: 8/22/2012 End: 12/10/2012
Last Add Day: 8/8/2012
Residency Start and End Date:
No Residency

Key to Course Description

Course descriptions for WISE courses currently offered to Simmons SLIS students are above. Please read the following information for an explanation of the categories used for the course description records:

Course number: every WISE course will be assigned a number in the LIS 540s.

Course title: the course title is the title given by the host institution.

Class number and Class section: like the course title, these are assigned by the host institution. For registration purposes you will use the Simmons-assigned LIS450 number; however, once you are in the course, you will most likely find it identified by the host institution's class number.

Faculty: the faculty member teaching the course is associated with the host institution, not with Simmons SLIS.

Credit hours: as assigned by host institution. If a course is offered at three credit hours through WISE, students do not have the option to take it as a four-credit course.

Class description: as listed in the host institution's catalog

Seats: host institutions choose how many seats to make available to WISE consortium members. Because the courses are listed within the host site's semester's course offerings, the majority of seats are for that site's students. However, if those seats don't fill, more slots may become available.

Delivery is either "synchronous" or "asynchronous." If it is synchronous, it means that there is at least one time period in which all students are required to log in at the same time; "asynchronous" means that no such requirement exists. Please note any synchronous requirements.

Start/End Dates: the starting and ending dates indicate the timeframe in which the course will run. As noted in the guidelines, SLIS students enrolling in WISE courses must adhere to the the host institution's academic calendar even when it falls outside of the SLIS academic calendar.

Start/End Time/Days of the Week will be noted in cases where the delivery mode is synchronous. If this is the case, each student is responsible for being aware of the Time Zone in which the course is offered.

Last Add Day: for registration purposes.

Residency Start Date/End Date/Location: some programs require all students enrolled in their courses to complete a residency requirement (e.g., one day or one week at the host institution). If so, the information will be listed here.

Class Disclaimer: host sites use this space to convey comments and notes to students registering from other institutions.


Study Abroad Transfer Courses


University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  London, England / University College London: Summer Seminar: May 19-June 1, 2013 
http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/london
Prague, Czech Republic / Charles University: Summer Seminar: May 19-June 1, 2013
http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague

University of Southern Mississippi
London, England / King's College Central London British Library Studies: June 28-July 28, 2013
http://www.usm.edu/library-information-science/british-studies

University of Rhode Island
Beijing, China / Peking University: Information Services & Librarianship in China
http://www.uri.edu/artsci/lsc/Academics/GELIP.html

Florida State University
London, England / Multimedia Design & Production Summer Program: July 8-29, 2013
http://gslis.fsu.edu/London/ - apply by December 5th and save $100.00

University of Maryland
Mysore, India / Information Studies in Mysore & Bangalore: Winter 2014
http://myea.umd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10254

Pratt Institute of Library and Information Science
Florence, Italy / SACI, Studio Arts Centers International: May 17th-June 16, 2013
http://www.pratt.edu/academics/information_and_library_sciences/
international_programs/florence_summer_program/
 
London, England / Bloomsbury E-Publishing Summer School & Conference: June 25-July 5, 2013
http://www.pratt.edu/academics/information_and_library_sciences/
international_programs/london_summer_program/