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

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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