Planning and Evaluating Library Services: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Martha Kyrillidou

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Analysis of quantitative and qualitative methods for planning and evaluating library and information services. Demonstration and use of selecte d methods, including project planning and monitoring methods.

Required Textbook:

Matthews, J. R. 2007. The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services.

Davidson, E. J. 2012. Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting succinct answers to the most important questions.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc713spring2014_0.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

Contemporary Social Media: Fall 2016

Instructor:

Scott W. H. Young and Doralyn Rossmann

School:

Montana State University

Semester:

Fall 2016

Description:

This interactive course explores social media from the perspectives of information analysis and community building. Students will learn the theory and practice of civic
engagement and community building through social media. Ideally suited for individuals interested in working with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, healthcare and nursing, community health, arts and humanities, government, and remote or rural communities. Utilizing a service learning approach, students will engage in the theories and methods related to social media community building through both in-class discussion and community outreach.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://scottwhyoung.com/syllabi/contemporary-social-media-fall-2016/

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This syllabus was submitted by Young who gave permission for it to be uploaded to this site.

Creating Information Infrastructures: Spring 2015

Instructor:

Katy Lawley

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2015

Description:

Creating Information Infrastructures introduces students to the foundations of acquiring and managing collections, information structures, indexing and discovery systems in Library and Information Studies. The course introduces theoretical concepts, trends, systems, and technologies central to this area of the field and equips students with the skills and conceptual
background to create and manage information systems and services. The course is centered on the exploration of library and archival information systems, with students working to create,
index, and produce their own objects and descriptive metadata for physical and digital contexts. In order to introduce students to the broad world of information institutions, how they
manage resources and provide access for their users the course is broken into four thematic areas:

  • Terms of reference: What are information institutions, and in what social context do they exist?
  • Get it: What kinds of resources do information institutions manage, and how do they come to have them?
  • Find it: How do institutions manage these resources, what conceptual and functional skills are required for this work, and what benefits and limitations exist for each approach (e.g., automated vs. manual)?
  • Serve it: How do information institutions provide access to these resources in physical and Web-based settings?

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lawleylbsc671syllabus.spring2015.pdf

Literature and Materials for Young Adults: Spring 2011

Instructor:

Myra A. Paul

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2011

Description:

This course is a survey of literature and digital resources for older children and adolescents. We will review criteria for evaluating and using such materials as they relate to the needs, interests, reading and other capabilities of today’s adolescent

Required Textbook:

Nilsen, A. P., Donelson, K. L. 2009. Literature for Today’s Young Adults, 8th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/LBSC%20646%20Spring%202011%20Myra%20Paul.pdf

Children’s Literature and Materials: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Edith Ching

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

This course surveys literature and other materials for children and youth as they relate to the needs, interests, reading abilities and other capabilities of readers through middle school (grade 8). Criteria for evaluating and using such materials will also be discussed.

A driving question that we will continually revisit throughout this course is: Is children’s literature defined by the act of children reading it or are there specific characteristics that make this a unique literature?

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/LBSC%20645.doc