Legal Issues in Managing Information: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Corey D. Williams

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

This course is designed to analyze legal issues related to the management of information in contexts in which information professionals are likely to be involved— such as libraries, government agencies, archives, information management, and corporate settings. In an age defined by information, knowledge of the legal issues that establish how information is required to be protected, maintained, collected, stored, and accessed is extremely important. While there are far too many laws related to information and different issues related to management of information for this course to cover every specific context, the course will provide an overview of some of the most important legal issues in managing information so that students will be able to apply the course to particular professional situations that they may encounter

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc735-fall2012-williams.pdf

Exhibitions, Public Programs, and Outreach in Libraries, Archives and Museums: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Mary Edsall Choquette

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

This course explores the presentational activities of libraries and archives in a variety of settings, including public, academic, and special libraries; national, regional, and local archives and other cultural heritage collections; as well as libraries and archives located in museums, which are created in a variety of media, utilizing various access platforms.

Required Textbook:

Carr, David. 2012. Open Conversations: Public Learning in Libraries and Museums.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc708w-0101-summer2012-choquette.doc

Integrating Technology into Learning and Teaching: Fall 2012

Instructor:

June Ahn

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

Through discussions, research, readings, hands-on activities, and projects, candidates will explore a number of technologies applicable for teaching and learning. Candidates will assess the how, when, and why of infusing technology into the teaching and learning process. Topics include teaching with technology through the exploration of various hardware, software, multi-media, and on-line services developed for schools and libraries. The course will culminate in a presentation of the candidate’s knowledge and skills in facilitating the application of technology in a learning environment.

Required Textbook:

Jenkins, H. 2006. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. (PDF)

Kamenetz, A. 2010. Learning, Freedom, and the Web. (Free eBook)

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/LBSC642-Fall2012-ahn.pdf

Computational Linguistics II: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Jordan Boyd-Graber

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

This course builds on Computational Linguistics I. Computational Linguistics I is designed to give students a broad introduction to topics in the field to know what the field is about and why we are interested in these problems. This course, in contrast, goes deeper into the how of specific areas so that students by the end of the course can conduct an independent project in one of these areas and be able to read and understand research papers.

Required Textbook:

Manning, C. D., Schuetze, H. 1999. Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing. (Available online)

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jbg/teaching/CMSC_773_2012/

Human-Computer Interaction Design Methods: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Tamara L. Clegg

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

This course covers methods of user-centered design, including understanding user needs, ideation, contextual design, participatory design, iterative prototyping, and visual design. Readings will include journal and conference papers, book chapters, government documents, commercial websites, and more. All students will be expected to complete small group in-class exercises, class discussions, “design workout” homework, a poster presentation, and final group project presentation/prototype.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/INST632-Fall2012-Clegg.docx

Administration of School Library Media Centers: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Mindy M. Holland

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

Problems, practices, and research in the organization and management of school media centers. Standards, programs and services, facilities, policies, budgets, human and organizational factors.

Required Textbook:

Martin, B. S. & Zannier, M. 2009. Fundamentals of School Library Media Management.
Morris, B. J. 2010. Administering the School Library Media Center, 5th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/IST_676_Holland_Fall2012.pdf

Digital Libraries: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Catherine Stollar Peters

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

This course will focus on methodology and techniques of creating and using digital libraries. Topics covered in the course include collection development and selection, digitization, metadata, organization, access and use of digital libraries, preservation, and project management. Students will research current issues relating to digital libraries, evaluate existing digital libraries, learn hands-on methods of developing a digital library, and work in teams to produce a small digital library. Upon completion of this course, students will have a foundation for future research in digital libraries and should be able to participate in the planning and management of digital libraries.

Required Textbook:

No textbook required.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/IST666_DigitalLibraries2012.pdf