Asian Research Materials & Methods: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Noriko Asato

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Literature of Asia in Western and Asian languages; bibliography, reference tools, research methods, sources, published and archival repositories.

Required Textbook:

Noriko Asato, ed. 2013. Handbook for Asian Studies Specialists: A Guide to Research Materials and Collection Building Tools.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/705_Asato_f2014.doc

International Librarianship: Summer 2006

Instructor:

Anthony Olden

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2006

Description:

International and comparative librarianship; comparative research methodology; sources of information; education and literacy; the politics of language; what people read and why; the influence of social, cultural, political and economic factors; the role of national, international and other professional associations and organizations; the library profession and professional education; working abroad: cultural and career issues.

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/701_Olden.pdf

Practicum in Librarianship: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Violet H. Harada

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

The purpose of the practicum is to provide fieldwork experience in a selected library/information center depending on the student’s interests and career goals. Through observation and practice, the student will be able to apply skills, concepts, and theories learned in the classroom. This course ideally should be taken near the end of the professional program of study.

Required Textbook:

American Association of School Librarians. 2009. Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs.
American Association of School Librarians. 2009. Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/696_Harada_f2014.docx

Medical Information Retrieval: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Jonathan S. Young

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

This course is meant to help students gain an understanding of the field of medical information retrieval especially the impact of medical informatics technology, as well as the confidence and skills to search for, evaluate, and deliver medical information in a variety of contexts, ranging from working with healthcare professionals to the general public. The class is centered on case based learning experiences that will connect theory and practice. By the end of the class, students will be able to understand current trends in medical information, expertly search the biomedical literature, be able to evaluate medical resources, deliver value-added health related content to users, and become aware of the many future possibilities in the biomedical information field. This course is appropriate for any who wish to become more confident in working with health science information.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_Young_s13.docx

Mobile Library Services: Summer 2013

Instructor:

Lori Bell

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2013

Description:

There is a mobile revolution taking place in the twenty-first century. More people are talking, texting, and accessing the internet on their mobile devices. Usage has skyrocketed over the past few years. The mobile platform is the new platform for library services in the twenty-first century. It is crucial that libraries be prepared to provide services on mobile devices as usage is going to continue to increase. This course provides an overview of mobile applications and services currently being provided by libraries and also some services libraries will want to consider that are not widely available yet.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of services and applications available on mobile devices. They will also have the opportunity to do further research and study on a mobile library service of interest to them. Through readings, discussions, exercises, lectures, and guest presentations, students will learn how libraries can effectively offer mobile services to their patrons.

Required Textbook:

Peters, T., Bell, L. 2013. The Handheld Library: Mobile Technologies and the Librarian.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_bell_su13.pdf

Web 3.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals: Summer 2011

Instructor:

Lori Bell

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2011

Description:

Library and information science professionals around the world are deep in the midst of implementing user-generated content and social Web applications. But what comes next? In a world where Google is the dominant reference paradigm and patrons are comfortable texting in queries, how will the profession save itself and adapt its way toward continued relevance? Web 3.0 may be the greatest challenge to the existing library infrastructure because it promises to make vast amounts of machine-readable data easily digestible in informal settings on cheap devices. The semantic web could be our next killer app, but only if we can find ways to leverage it properly. And the mobile revolution also promises to keep people away from libraries in droves unless librarians learn to harness the new capabilities. This course will give students the ability to understand new technology trends in the 2- to 5-year time frame and position both themselves, their employers and their patrons for productive implementation of these computer-based innovations. Expect plenty of expert speakers, case-studies, hands-on demos, forum discussions and reflective writing exercises.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_bell_ss11.pdf

Virtual Librarianship: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Diane Nahl

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

The focus is on professionalization in this hybrid technology-intensive seminar that takes place in a classroom lab, online on the Web and in the immersive virtual world platform of Second Life (SL). The seminar allows students to explore technology innovations in librarianship, including Web 2.0 applications, online professional development services, and avatar-mediated library services. Conducted in a collaborative, project-based, online, inworld, and classroom workshop format.

Required Textbook:

Kane, L. T. 2011. Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library and Information Science.
Gleick, J. 2011. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_nahl_f12.docx

Information Communication Policy Issues: Summer 2010

Instructor:

Donna Bair-Mundy

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2010

Description:

Information is increasingly disseminated through telecommunication networks. New technologies such as the Internet and cellular telephones can bring information into and out of regions that in the past were largely cut off from the outside world. Thus our telecommunication networks have the potential to democratize information.

However, there are a number of issues that attend these new technologies. For example, the same technologies that facilitate information sharing can be used to block information sharing or to spread disinformation. If access to information is to be equalized, the world must address not only the technical issues but also the issue of financing the information-sharing network. How will people in remote areas or with low incomes be able to access information in the digital environment? In addition, there have been efforts by corporate entities to prioritize Internet traffic based on corporate ability to pay. There have also been numerous news stories about government agencies intercepting and viewing or listening to telcommunications—whether personal conversations, file sharing, or accessing Websites.

This course will examine some of the issues related to information dissemination and access via telecommunication networks. In order to discuss these issues, we will look at the technological infrastructure as well as the political power structures behind the major telecommunication networks. We will look at the roles of entities such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in the design and management of global telecommunication networks. We will talk about the potentials and the conundrums these new (and some not so new) technologies pose in a world of unevenly distributed resources and competing ideologies.

Required Textbook:

Castells, M. 2010. The rise of the network society, 2nd ed.
Cortada, J. W. 2002. Making the information society: experience, consequences, and possibilities.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~donnab/infocomm/infocomm_syll_su10.html

Planning and Developing Digital Library Instruction: Summer 2014

Instructor:

Michael-Brian Ogawa

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2014

Description:

The course introduces relevant principles and guidelines for instructional design that influence digital instruction in various library settings. Students develop an instructional plan for a specific library context and patron need. They also create a digital learning activity to implement the plan. The activities may focus on a range of user needs including refining information search strategies, promoting literacy, accessing research process, or assisting with on-demand reference services.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_Ogawa_Harada%20su14.pdf

Introduction to Multimedia Technology & Resources: Fall 2006

Instructor:

Carol S.Y. Kellett

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2006

Description:

Introduces the latest and specialized technologies for providing, managing, and designing
information services within a library environment. Provides basic experience in desktop
productivity software and web publishing, bibliographic database software, and qualitative and
quantitative data analysis.

Libraries are in the business of not only providing information resources and services to its users but to give them information literacy skills that extend beyond the walls of the library and university into everyday life. Librarians are the heart and soul of delivering these services to library users and must therefore be thoroughly familiar with the technology that resides “underneath” the delivery of information services.

Librarians catalog and index vast collections of materials, provide tools to find these materials (online catalog, tutorials, guides), and instruct library users on how to find information. Librarians must be able to read and synthesize vast amounts of information sources and materials and present them to library users in a manner that they understand – that the role and function of the library and librarian is to guide the library user in evaluating the creation of knowledge.

This course presents an overview of basic tools and techniques which are necessary in almost all library environments and for most MLISc classes. Topics include a general discussion of both graphical and character-based operating systems, the application of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software in information environments, internet applications such as email and web browsers, the creation of HTML documents within a unix operating system environment, and ongoing discussions on information technology and its use in libraries.

Required Textbook:

Miller, Steven J. 2011. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_kellett.pdf