| Graduate | Undergraduate Service Courses (see BS in Informatioin Studies for complete list) |
| 2 Year Projected Course Schedule | past schedules: (spring 2015, summer 2015, fall 2015 | next semester (summer 2016 coming soon) |
LIS Graduate Course Descriptions:
LIS 5020 FOUNDATIONS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION
SCIENCES (3) Introduction to the study of library service; history; organization;
specialized literature; outstanding leaders; current trends, issues, and problems.
Place of the library in society with its contributions to that society.
LIS 5268 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTERS (3) Microcomputer
hardware and software for libraries and their application in library/information
settings. Projects using major applications for budgets, databases, and telecommunications
LIS 5315 INSTRUCTIONAL GRAPHICS (3) Theoretical aspects, planning and production
of instructional graphic materials. The theory of graphic communications. Interpreting
needs for instructional materials appropriate for given behavioral objectives.
LIS 5333 TV IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES (3) Small format video tape recordings and
the utilization of open and closed broadcasts in schools and libraries.
LIS 5566 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS (3) Developing an understanding of many multicultural and special populations, students will select and evaluate multicultural and special population resources for effective use in youth services and programs in public and school libraries.
LIS 5937 SELECTED TOPICS IN LIBRARY STUDIES (1-4) Covers topics in such areas as
collection development, reference and technical services, and administration. (Select
sections have prerequisites. Click here for course descriptions)
LIS 6110 HISTORY OF LIBRARIES (3) Development of libraries as found from the earliest
records to the great libraries of modern times, and the library as a social institution.
LIS 6111 HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (3) Historical bibliographical survey
of imaginative and information literature for children.
LIS 6523 ADULT SERVICES IN LIBRARIES (3) Traditional and innovative services for
adults in public and other types of libraries, including those for special groups,
such as the aging, handicapped, and institutionalized.
LIS 6212 READING GUIDANCE PROGRAMS IN LIBRARIES AND CLASSROOMS (3) Working with
factors and forces influencing reading habits of children and youth; programs for
teaching investigative and library skills materials and methods for guidance of
reading, listening, and viewing.
LIS 6528 STORYTELLING (3) Building storytelling programs for school and public libraries
or other educational institutions. Analysis of historical aspects, material suitable
for use and audience reaction.
LIS 6260 INFORMATION SCIENCE IN LIBRARIANSHIP (3) Historical overview of the emergence
of information science as a discipline. The fundamental concepts of information
retrieval systems and subsystems, related information technologies, including indexing
and abstracting, and their applications to the field of librarianship.
LIS 6271 RESEARCH METHODS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (3) Overview of present
status of research in library and information science; introduction to research
methods and their application to librarianship; designed to prepare students to
evaluate and plan research studies relating to library and information science.
(PR: LIS 5020, 6603 and LIS 6711 or 6735)
LIS 6303 PREPARING INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA (3) Fundamentals of preparing and using audiovisuals
as they relate to the communication process. basic sources of information in the
general library; of bibliographical control of all communication media, with emphasis
on those tools of most value to general reference services.
LIS 6316 VISUALIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE (3) Introduction to the field of information visualization which is used in enhancing information retrieval and browsing; the perceptual basis of information visualization, major visualization methods, information retrieval system utilizing information visualization, and future trends and issues of information visualization in digital libraries. (PR: LIS 5020 or LIS 6260)
LIS 6402 ADVANCED LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION (3) Applications of staff management principles
to library situations. Includes staff roles in current and future operations, application
of library performance measures to determine staff effectiveness; preparation of
staff manuals: problems of special classes of library workers, such as volunteers
and students. (PR: LIS 6409)
LIS 6409 INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION (3) Behavioral approach to libraries
as organizations; administrative principles, theories, and problems of all types
of libraries; methods of administration; use of case studies, role plays, and in-basket
exercises.(PR: LIS 5020)
LIS 6432 SEMINAR IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES (3) Identification of problems and critical
examination of methods in administrative areas of technical, student, and teaching
the staff services, fiscal and legal responsibilities, staff organization and supervision
in academic libraries. (PR: LIS 6409 and LIS 6511)
LIS 6445 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES (3) Critical examination of public and institutional
library administration, services, resources, and facilities at the municipal, county,
and regional levels. Role of state and federal governments in library development.
LIS 6455 THE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER (3) Media
quarters, facilities, collections, equipment, and services. Principles of organization
and administration of media programs in elementary and secondary schools. Field
trips to area media centers required.
LIS 6463 LIBRARY NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS (3) Development of library networks at the
local, state, regional, and national levels with consideration of organization,
administration, services, funding, and legislation.
LIS 6464 LIBRARY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND PLANNING (3) Application of systems planning
and data processing technology to library files. Emphasis on analysis of selected
LIS 6472 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL LIBRARIES (3) Identification of problems and critical
examination of methods in administrative areas of technical and special service
clientele; fiscal and legal responsibilities, staff organization, and services in
special libraries. (PR: LIS 6409)
LIS 6473 LAW LIBRARIANSHIP (3) All aspects of law librarianship, including administration,
acquisition, organization, and use of information resources for persons in the law
fields. Field trip may be required. (PR: LIS 6603 or CI)
LIS 6475 HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIANSHIP (3) All aspects of health science librarianship,
including administration, acquisition, organization, and use of information resources
for persons in the health fields such as physicians, medical students, nursing students,
allied health personnel and students, and researchers. Field trip may be required.
(PR: LIS 6409, LIS 6603)
LIS 6511 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE (3) Developmental approach to building
library collections of both print and non-print materials. Emphasis upon evaluation,
selection, and acquisition of library materials as they uphold the objectives of
the institutions for which they are selected and acquired.
(PR: LIS 6603; LIS 6271)
LIS 6542 THE CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (3) Effective utilization of
instructional materials as they relate to specific areas of curriculum in elementary
and high school programs.
LIS 6564 MATERIALS FOR CHILDREN (3) Examination of materials for all institutions
in which children are served; school media centers, public libraries, kindergartens,
etc. Stress on selection aids, reviewing techniques, utilizations.
LIS 6565 BOOKS AND RELATED MATERIALS FOR YOUNG ADULTS (3) Young adult materials
for use in secondary school libraries, young adult sections of public libraries,
and other institutions serving youth. Equal emphasis upon (1) selection principles
and bibliographical sources, as well as upon (2) utilization in terms of service
to the young adult.
LIS 6603 BASIC INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES (3) An examination of the basic
sources of information in the general library; of bibliographical control of all
communication media, with emphasis on those tools of most value to general reference
LIS 6609 ONLINE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SOURCES (3) Principles of online searching
and characteristics of machine-readable bibliographic data bases. Includes two credit
hours of laboratory providing hands-on research experience. (PR: LIS 5020 or LIS 6260, LIS 6603)
LIS 6610 INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES IN THE HUMANITIES (3) Consideration of
the bibliographical and reference materials in the humanities with training and
practice in their use for solving problems in reference service. (PR: LIS 6603 or
LIS 6620 INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (3) Consideration
of the bibliographical and reference materials in the social sciences with training
and practice in their use for solving problems in reference service. (PR: LIS 6603)
LIS 6624 INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND LAW (3) Consideration
of representative reference sources in both business and law and their application
to solving information problems in academic, public, and special libraries. (PR:
LIS 6630 INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (3) Study of
representative reference sources in pure and applied sciences with equal attention
given to typical problems encountered in scientific and technological reference
service. (PR: LIS 6603)
LIS 6661 GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS (3) The nature of state, federal, United Nations,
and international documents, their reference and research value; the techniques
of acquisition, organization, and reference use.
LIS 6711 ORGANIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE I (3) Principles of the organization of knowledge
emphasizing descriptive cataloging, including the MARC format, the use of LSCSH
and the Library of Congress classification, and searching of the OCLC Online Union
LIS 6724 CLASSIFICATION AND CATALOGING OF NON-BOOK MATERIALS (3) Principles and
practices in cataloging and organizing non-book materials. (PR: LIS 6711 or LIS 6735 or LIS 6725)
LIS 6726 INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING (3) Introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of indexing and abstracting information objects in various formats, including thesaurus construction, back-of-the book indexing, subject indexing of bibliographic databases, web indexing, multimedia indexing, and abstracting in manual and automated ways. (PR: LIS 6711 or LIS 6735 or LIS 6725)
LIS 6735 TECHNICAL SERVICES IN SMALL LIBRARIES (3) Covers aspects of technical services
including acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation systems as they relate to school
media centers, small public libraries, and information centers. Automation is emphasized
in all aspects of the course.
LIS 6745 ORGANIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE II (3) Introduction to the practice in using
selected schedules of Library of Congress Classification System and the Library
of Congress Subject Heading List; changing policies and procedures in cataloging
and an introduction to the use of the MARC format for inputting cataloging data
into machine readable files. (PR: LIS 6711)
LIS 6906 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4) S/U. (PR: 20 hours in program, CI)
LIS 6946 SUPERVISED FIELD WORK (3) Supervised experience in an approved cooperating
library. Includes practice work, seminar sessions and individual conferences, a
progress report, and a final report on the field experience. (PR: CI)
LIS Undergraduate Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Information Studies majors go to http://si.usf.edu/ug/
LIS 2005 Library and Internet Research Skills (3) AS LIS An introduction to information
research skills as they apply to both academic libraries and the Internet. Assignments
will focus on developing skills to locate, evaluate, and use sources of information.
LIS 2937 Selected Topics in Library/Information Science (1-3) AS LIS Covers a variety
of topics in the field of library/information science such as emerging technologies,
administration and service, and current professional issues.
LIS 3361 World Wide Web Page Design and Management (3) Covers
a variety of strategies in designing and maintaining effective World Wide Web pages
for publication on the Internet.
LIS 4930 Selected Topics in Information Studies (3) AS LIS Covers a variety of topics
in the field of library/information such as emerging technologies, administration
and service, and current professional issues.