Information Architecture: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

An in depth study of the concepts and practices of information architecture (IA). Students will read the existing literature related to IA and build complex web sites to address issues specific to information and library science based on current best practices

Required Textbook:

Dade-Robertson, M. 2011. The architecture of information: Architecture, interaction design and the patterning of digital information.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_656-S70-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf

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Introduction to Archival and Museum Work: Winter 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Winter 2012

Description:

An introduction to work in archives and museums including basic theories and methodologies and to the application of archival and museum theory in the digital world.

Required Textbook:

Hunter, G. S. 2003. Developing and maintaining practical archives: A How-to-Do-It Manual, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_597-S70-Syllabus-Winter_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf

School Media Specialist Practice: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

A professional work experience in a school media center with a Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) Program trained school media specialist. Includes seminars on campus. Must meet all Department of Education student teaching requirements.

Required Textbook:

Charney, R. S. 2002. Teaching children to care: Classroom management for ethical and academic growth, K-8.
Wood, C. 2007. Yardsticks: Children in the classroom ages 4-14, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_581-01-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf

Computer-Mediated Communications: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

A reading-intensive course on computer-mediated communication (CMC) and its applications in the dissemination of information and delivery of information services. In the context of existing theoretical frameworks and CMC research findings, the course reviews the advantages and disadvantages of CMC technologies as well as the long-term implications of CMC for the information professions.

Required Textbook:

Thurlow, C., Lengel, L., Tomic, A. 2009. Computer mediated communication: Social interaction and the internet.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_538-S70-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf

History of Books and Printing: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

A study of the history of books and printing, including papermaking, printing, binding, and book illustration.

Required Textbook:

Eliot, S., Rose, J. 2009. Companion to the History of the Book.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_518-S70-Syllabus-Fall_2011-Brown_Mary.pdf