Special Collections: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Douglas McElrath

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course will explore key issues in managing library-based special collections. From traditional book and paper formats to digital media, special collections in libraries and other cultural institutions are essential source materials that preserve important bodies of information and promote scholarship. Curators of special collections employ a variety of techniques and approaches to identify, acquire, preserve, describe, and make accessible these materials. While the various formats and types of materials in special collections have some unique characteristics, this class will explore commonalities. Finally, special collections curators are facing new challenges due to emerging technologies and changing perceptions about the purpose and value of collections. We will discuss some of these issues and explore how special collections curatorship in the 21st century is evolving.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/syllabus-2014-2_0.pdf

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Public Library Seminar: Spring 2015

Instructor:

John Carlo Bertot

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2015

Description:

This course is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in public library service or who have an interest in the role and contribution of the public library to society. The course focuses on the history of the public library in the United States, the social contributions of public libraries, public library services and roles, the building of the public library profession/professionals, the ethics and values of public libraries, the policy and political context in which public libraries reside, and the ways in which public libraries transform communities.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/plseminarspring2015syllabus24january2015_0_0.pdf

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