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Library Science (LIBS)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

2000. Libraries and Librarianship. 2. A study of the historical development of the library and its role as a social institution. Types of libraries and services, standards, current trends, professional training, and status and responsibility of the librarian are covered. It is beneficial to all who plan to do library work or who are working toward certification in library-media. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

3010. Research from a Distance. 1. [(none)<>L] Students locate, evaluate, and synthesize free and fee-based information resources used in academic and work environments, with a special focus on assessing information remotely. Course assignments are customized to student's academic major and career goals. Students discuss ethical and legal issues surrounding information use. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or equivalent; junior standing.

3020. Managing and Navigating the World of Information. 3. [(none)<>L] Prepares students to be knowledgeable consumer of information in our global, high-tech society. Skills taught enable students to locate and manage information resources, preparing them for university level research and life after graduation. Prerequisite: WA.

4320. Selection of Instructional Materials. 3. A study of basic principles and practices in the selection of print and non-print materials for utilization in school and public libraries. Emphasis is given to the evaluation of materials in light of community needs and principles of intellectual freedom. Dual listed with LIBS 5320. Prerequisite: 20 hours of general education (liberal arts). (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4340. Administration of the School Library-Media Center. 3. Deals with finance, housing, personnel, the collection, records and services of the school library media center. Instruction in the use of the library and publicity or educational interpretation concerning the library are also discussed. Dual listed with LIBS 5340. Prerequisites: LIBS 4320, 4380, major in educational administration. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4360. Reference and Bibliography. 3. An introduction to the basic materials used in reference and information services. The philosophy of reference services is presented with particular attention to the needs of schools, community colleges and public libraries. Dual listed with LIBS 5360. Prerequisite: 20 hours of general education (liberal arts). (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4380. Cataloging and Classification. 3. Introduction to the theories and practices of cataloging and classification. Emphasis is on the Dewey Decimal system; subject cataloging from the Sears headings; descriptive cataloging of monographs, serials, and non-print materials; filing rules. Practice in cataloging and classification of materials. Dual listed with LIBS 5380. Prerequisite: 20 hours of general education (liberal arts). (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4520. Library Practice. 2-8 (Max. 8). Provides an overview of library organization, administration and service by capitalizing upon the utilization of practical experiences in dealing with everyday problems of the library. Application of principles learned in the various library courses will be stressed. Students must contact department the semester prior to enrollment for authorization to enroll in the course. This course serves as student teaching experience for students wishing to be endorsed in library science. Prerequisite: LIBS 4340.

5320. Selection of Instructional Materials. 3. A study of basic principles and practices in the selection of print and non-print materials for utilization in school and public libraries. Emphasis is given to the evaluation of materials in light of community needs and principles of intellectual freedom. Dual listed with LIBS 4320. Prerequisite: 20 hours of general education (liberal arts).

5340. Administration of the School Library/Media Center. 3. Deals with finance, housing, personnel, the collection, records, and services of the school library/media center. Instruction in the use of the library and publicity or educational interpretation concerning the library are also discussed. Dual listed with LIBS 4340. Prerequisite: LIBS 4320/5320, 4380/5380, or major in educational administration.

5360. Reference and Bibliography. 3. An introduction to the basic materials used in reference and information services. The philosophy of reference services is presented with particular attention to the needs of schools, community colleges and public libraries. Dual listed with LIBS 4360. Prerequisite: 20 hours of general education (liberal arts).

5380. Cataloging and Classification. 3. Introduction to the theories and practices of cataloging and classification. Emphasis is on the Dewey Decimal system; subject cataloging from the Sears headings; descriptive cataloging of monographs, serials, and nonprint materials; filing rules. Practice in cataloging and classification of materials. Dual listed with LIBS 4380. Prerequisite: 20 hours of general education (liberal arts).

5440. Information Technology. 3. Provides information to help learners efficiently access information electronically. Philosophical, ethical, and management issues as well as technical information on the various mechanisms for electronic access now and in the near future are presented. The analysis of needs combined with knowledge of electronic tools for the purpose of efficiently meeting the information needs of clientele is stressed, as well as knowledge of the appropriate use of electronic products for more specific problems/projects. Cross listed with ADED 5440. Prerequisite: graduate standing and/or consent of instructor.

5520. Teaching the Use of the Library. 2. Methods for teaching students basic techniques for effective use of library media center resources. Integration of library media center instruction with the total instructional program is emphasized. Relationship between stages of cognitive and other development and appropriate learning activities. Prerequisite: LIBS 4320/5320 and LIBS 4380/5380.

5870. Seminar. 1-3 (Max. 6). Advanced students in Library Science work on current issues and problems in library service, management, literature, or uses of technology in library settings in a critical context. Prerequisite: Course work in library science at the 4000/5000 level; graduate status and/or consent of instructor.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: Advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisites: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5980. Dissertation Research. 1-12 (Max. 48). Designed for students who are involved in research for their dissertation project.  Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their dissertation. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5990.  Internship.  1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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