The Information Environment: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Abebe Rorissa

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Provides a theoretical background for students entering the information science professions. Through guest speakers, field trips, a variety of readings, class discussion, lectures, and writing assignments, students gain knowledge of the critical themes in the field, such as information seeking, users, environments, policies, and ethics.

Required Textbook:

Bawden, D., and Robinson, L. 2012. Introduction to information science.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/601_Rorissa_Fa14.pdf

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Foundations of the Information Professions: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Noriko Asato

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

Lecture/discussion/survey. History, information ethics, and the role of libraries and information profession in today’s changing technological society and workplace.

Required Textbook:

Preer, J. L. 2008. Library Ethics.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/610_asato_f13.pdf

Foundations of Info Studies: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Jamshid Beheshti

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Overview of foundations of information studies and relevant concepts and theoretical frameworks. Examination of research methodologies used in the field, including quantitative, qualitative and project management methods.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis601_2014fall_beheshti.pdf

Foundations of Librarianship: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Jingjing Liu

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

Introduces students to the fundamentals of librarianship and current issues of preoccupation to the information professions. In this course students are
given the opportunity to understand the nature of librarianship, develop critical insights about librarianship and its future, as well as to explore issues of their interest.

Required Textbook:

Rubin, R. 2010. Foundations of library and information science, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_503-S71-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Liu_Jingjing.pdf

Introduction to Library & Information Science: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Laurie Murphy

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

An overview of the field. Introduction to the history, purpose, functions, and processes of the field, its place in society, practice of the profession in various types of settings, and current issues and trends.

Required Textbook:

Rubin, R. E. 2010. Foundations of Library and Information Science, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/LIS-510-Syllabus-SP13.pdf

Introduction to Library & Information Science: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Sarah Park, Kyunghye Yoon

School:

St. Catherine

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

An overview of the history, philosophy, purpose, functions and processes, users, collections and evaluation of academic, public, school and special libraries and
information centers; of the history and trends of books and other media, publishing and information technology; of the principles and basic elements of the collection development process; of relevant legal and ethical topics – intellectual property (copyright), access, confidentiality of records, intellectual freedom and censorship; and of current professional issues.

Required Textbook:

Battles, Matthew. 2003. Library: An Unquiet History.
Rubin, Richard E. 2010. Foundations of Library and Information Science.

Link to Syllabus:

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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