Indexing and Abstracting: Spring 2010

Instructor:

Erik T. Mitchell

School:

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Semester:

Spring 2010

Description:

This course is an introduction to the nature and purpose of indexing and abstracting and the relationship of these topics in library and information disciplines. The course introduces core concepts in indexing, abstracting, information organization, and explores theories and methods for applying these skills.

Required Textbook:

Lancaster, F. Wilfrid. 2003. Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice.
Mulvany, Nancy C. 1994. Indexing books.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.erikmitchell.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Indexingandabstracting_coursepacket_spring2010_011810_02.pdf

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Organizing Library Collections: Spring 2010

Instructor:

Lee Shiflett

School:

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Semester:

Spring 2010

Description:

Study of methods of organizing library collections for effective use. Introduces principles and techniques for cataloging and classification and investigates issues affecting organization.

Required Textbook:

Chan, Lois Mai. 2007. Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, 3rd ed.
American Library Association. 2009. Anglo-American Cataloging Rules. 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ccreeve.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/lis-640-syllabus.pdf

Foundations of Library and Information Studies

Instructor:

School:

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Semester:

Description:

Introduction to the field of library and information science, the nature of information, historical developments, current trends, professional roles, and research. Required in first year.

Required Textbook:

Lester, June & Koehler, Wallace C, Jr. 2007. Fundamentals of information studies:understanding information and its environment, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://lis.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/LIS-600_rev_forweb.pdf

Field Experience in School Library Media

Instructor:

School:

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Semester:

Description:

Supervised field experiences in a school library media center with seminars, observation and exploration into the school setting and media coordinator roles for
students with no teaching license.

Required Textbook:

DPI. 2005. IMPACT: Guidelines for Media and Technology Programs.
American Library Association. 1998. Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning.

Link to Syllabus:

http://lis.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/LIS692_rev_forweb.pdf

Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development: Spring 2014

Instructor:

School:

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Students will learn how to conduct the research necessary to make the best-informed decisions for an entrepreneurial venture and to measure and assess economic development opportunities. These research skills will help you assess self-employment opportunities. Topics covered include how to benchmark the financials of private companies; identify and analyze competitors; evaluate the size and nature of industries, consumer markets, and business-to -business markets; and analyze trade data. We will examine secondary sources like government datasets, subscription databases, and authoritative free web content. Primary market research will be discussed periodically , but is not a focus of the class. Students will complete a research project based on an entrepreneurial or economic development idea of their choosing.

Required Textbook:

Link to Syllabus:

http://bae.uncg.edu/ecdp/files/2012/05/ENTGEOLIS-Syllabus.pdf

Principles of Database Information Retrieval

Instructor:

School:

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Semester:

Description:

The principles of bibliographic database structure, evaluation, and utilization for effective search strategy formulation, critical evaluation of retrieved information, and presentation of results will be explored.

Required Textbook:

Bell, S. S. 2009. Librarian’s Guide to Online Searching. 2nd ed.
Hock, R. 2010. The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook, 3rd.

Link to Syllabus:

http://lis.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/LIS623_rev_forweb.pdf