This is a list of all library and information science courses. For more information, see Library and Information Science.
SLIS:4150 Introduction to Book Studies3 s.h.
Theory and practice of book studies; meanings of word and image in the book format; comparative study of other media, applied study of the codex as physical artifact. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century, or 18th/19th-Century Literature, or 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as ENGL:4150, UICB:4150.
SLIS:4910 The Book in the Middle Ages3 s.h.
SLIS:4920 The Transition from Manuscript to Print3 s.h.
SLIS:5000 Proseminar in Library and Information Science0 s.h.
Integrated view of different areas of library and information science; early program exposure to faculty members and their research interests. Requirements: library and information science major.
SLIS:5010 Cultural Foundations1-3 s.h.
The role of libraries and information agencies in society; major issues, including information policy, professional ethics, literacy, diversity, technology, pedagogy. Requirements: admission to library and information science.
SLIS:5020 Computing Foundations3 s.h.
Introduction to analysis, specification, and design of automated systems; review of the software life cycle; testing, deployment, and evaluation of large, computer-based software. Requirements: admission to library and information science.
SLIS:5030 Conceptual Foundations3 s.h.
Theory, principles, and standards in organization of information; function of catalogs, indexes, bibliographic networks; introduction to metadata descriptions, name and title access, subject analysis, controlled vocabularies, classification systems. Requirements: admission to library and information science.
SLIS:5041 Contextual Foundations - College and University Libraries3 s.h.
Objectives, organization, unique functions and services of academic libraries; educational environment in which academic libraries function; examination of issues and problems affecting academic libraries. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010. Corequisites: SLIS:5010, if not taken as a prerequisite.
SLIS:5042 Contextual Foundations - Public Libraries3 s.h.
Historical development of public libraries; current issues in public library management and policy making, including intellectual freedom; readers advisory service and genres of popular materials for adults. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010. Corequisites: SLIS:5010, if not taken as a prerequisite.
SLIS:5043 Contextual Foundations - Special Libraries3 s.h.
Management, organizational structures, collections, client services in special libraries; site visits to a variety of special libraries, information centers; projects that apply theoretical principles. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010. Corequisites: SLIS:5010, if not taken as a prerequisite. Same as IGPI:5043.
SLIS:5044 Contextual Foundations - School Library Media Administration3 s.h.
Design of library media programs for the major functions of teaching and learning, information access, and program administration; focus on curricular and teaching responsibilities of school librarians and media specialists, development of philosophy, examination of roles and responsibilities, and program evaluation. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010. Corequisites: SLIS:5010, if not taken as a prerequisite.
SLIS:5200 User Education: Multimedia3 s.h.
Develop multimedia projects for educational use in libraries; develop a portfolio of projects using multimedia technology; explore applications of multimedia for teaching and learning; explore and evaluate platforms for delivering multimedia in educational environments. Same as IGPI:5203.
SLIS:5210 Reference and Information Services3 s.h.
Resources and services; essential reference services and experience using a variety of print and electronic resources to answer specific reference questions. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010.
SLIS:5220 Resources for Children3 s.h.
Evaluation and use of books, magazines, electronic media, and other sources of information and recreation in relation to youth development.
SLIS:5230 Resources for Young Adults3 s.h.
Topics related to populations served by youth services departments (e.g., societal issues, informational needs); seminar.
SLIS:5240 Resources for Adults3 s.h.
Role of libraries in meeting adults' informational and recreational needs; popular culture materials, Reader's Advisory services, lifelong learning.
SLIS:5520 Studies in Book History3 s.h.
Topics related to production, distribution, and consumption of books through history and into the future. Same as UICB:5520.
SLIS:5530 Topics in Preservation3 s.h.
Care, conservation, and preservation of cultural heritage artifacts; readings, discussion, hands-on sessions. Same as UICB:5530.
SLIS:5535 Book Conservation3 s.h.
SLIS:5600 History of Readers and Reading3 s.h.
Cultural nature of reading practices in historic and contemporary contexts of reading; reading communities; dimensions of gender, age, class, religion, race, ethnicity; examples of recent scholarship; use of primary resources; seminar. Same as UICB:5600.
SLIS:5900 Health Informatics I3 s.h.
SLIS:6020 Literacy and Learning3 s.h.
Learning and literacy theory relevant to work in information services; how librarians can help people process information and use it to form understanding and create new knowledge. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010.
SLIS:6100 Database Systems3 s.h.
Design and development of a database-driven information system, including interfaces, database schema, and essential database operations; focus on widely used relational database model. Prerequisites: SLIS:5020. Same as IGPI:6100.
SLIS:6110 Evidence-Based Practice in Library and Information Science3 s.h.
Using research methods to create useful data to analyze library processes and assess effective programs in libraries; using results of research to improve library programs.
SLIS:6120 Natural Language Processing3 s.h.
Tools and techniques for computational processing of text, including lexical analysis, part-of-speech tagging, named entity recognition, relationship extraction, topic detection and tracking, sentiment analysis, question answering; example corpora and applications drawn from multiple disciplines including biomedicine, digital humanities, and social science. Prerequisites: SLIS:5020. Same as IGPI:6120.
SLIS:6130 Community Engagement3 s.h.
Ways in which information professionals in libraries and other settings learn about, collaborate with, and provide services and outreach to community members; introduction and overview of community engagement theory and practice; service learning or community-based research projects. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010.
SLIS:6140 Digital Environments3 s.h.
Methods and models for building digital libraries; organization with metadata; standards such as those for object identifiers, open access, building cross-linkages between collections; automatic harvesting of content. Prerequisites: SLIS:5020. Same as IGPI:6140.
SLIS:6145 Digital Preservation and Stewardship3 s.h.
Introduction to concepts and theories related to preservation and continued stewardship of born-digital and digitized materials; taught from an archival perspective, focusing on current methods of collection, maintenance, and access for digital collections in libraries, archives, and museums.
SLIS:6150 Information Behavior3 s.h.
Understanding how information users approach their information needs; concepts for understanding information use; analysis of user communities.
SLIS:6160 Search and Discovery3 s.h.
Search system architecture; information needs and queries; search models; concepts in relevance and repositories, archives, web-based systems; information quality measures.
SLIS:6170 Organizational Management3 s.h.
Survey of management issues common to all information environments--understanding organizations, decision making, hiring and personnel, grant writing, and marketing.
SLIS:6250 Beginning Cataloging and Classification3 s.h.
Systems for describing materials and information in catalogs and organizing them for effective retrieval in libraries, museums, and other information centers; AACR2 descriptive principles, Dewey and Library of Congress classifications, Sears and LC subject headings, cataloging networks and services. Prerequisites: SLIS:5030.
SLIS:6320 Topics: Conceptual Structures/Systems1-3 s.h.
Special topics relevant to conceptual structures (e.g., knowledge, representation, manipulation schemes) and systems (e.g., intelligent OPACS, user interface technologies).
SLIS:6330 Archives and Media3 s.h.
Collecting as a core library activity; various types of media collected, from traditional print media to new digital media; how archives are structured and managed to provide for selection, organization, access, and perpetual storage; work on sample collections, presentation of techniques and concepts. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010 and SLIS:5030.
SLIS:6335 Metadata Theories and Applications3 s.h.
Principles of describing materials in both traditional and digital contexts; standards for writing and implementing metadata. Prerequisites: SLIS:5030. Corequisites: SLIS:5030, if not taken as a prerequisite. Requirements: admission to Library and Information Science program.
SLIS:6345 Stewardship of Information and Collections3 s.h.
Principles for creating, building, and maintaining digital and print collections in libraries and other information organizations. Prerequisites: SLIS:5010. Corequisites: SLIS:5010, if not taken as a prerequisite. Requirements: admission to Library and Information Science program.
SLIS:6370 Topics in Book Studies3 s.h.
Topics relevant to book studies and special collections. Same as UICB:6370.
SLIS:6380 Analysis of Scholarly Domains3 s.h.
Information transfer in academic disciplines; scientific method, other means of knowledge construction, resulting literatures; reference tools used to control literature for a variety of audiences; emphasis on humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Same as IGPI:6380.
SLIS:6411 Topics: Resources/Services1-3 s.h.
Current topics in types of information resources and services.
SLIS:6490 Information Policy and Ethics3 s.h.
Ethical and legal issues as they relate to information policy development and interpretation; application of information policies to address problems in information organizations. Same as IGPI:6490.
SLIS:6520 Practicum in Libraries and Information Centers2-3 s.h.
Supervised field experience in selected libraries and information centers; emphasis on application of theory to practice; at least 80 hours of fieldwork. Requirements: 15 s.h. of SLIS course work.
SLIS:6530 School Library Media Practicum3 s.h.
Supervised field experience in library media centers at elementary and secondary school levels; emphasis on application of theory to practice; at least 80 hours of fieldwork. Prerequisites: SLIS:5044.
SLIS:6570 Independent Study1-3 s.h.
Formal contract between student and faculty member. Requirements: formal proposal.
SLIS:6580 Thesis0-6 s.h.
SLIS:6585 Design, Visualization, and Mapping 3-D Environments3 s.h.
Introduction to foundational modeling theory, methodology, and conceptual principles of design necessary to present information in visual formats; various software including data management solutions, database concepts, and simple programming skills that assist in visualizing and disseminating data through multiple digital and online media; basic graphing tools to map data; how to model physical properties and theoretical reconstructions of architectural elements in various 3-D digital modeling environments. Requirements: admission to public digital humanities certificate program. Same as CLSA:6585.
SLIS:6590 Digital Humanities Capstone3 s.h.
Application and practice of classroom experience to a specific project under guidance from a faculty member and project team leader. Requirements: completion of 12 s.h. and good standing in digital humanities certificate program.
SLIS:7290 Digital Humanities Theory and Practice3 s.h.
Overview of theories and use of technology to preserve, deploy, visualize, map, and analyze concepts; discussions with practicing digital public scholars; assignments tailored to student research; final group project; introductory course in public digital humanities certificate. Same as GRAD:7290.