Reference&Information Services: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Joy Bennett

School:

McGill

Semester:

Library & Information Studies: Evaluation of reference and information resources and services, advanced information search strategies, collection and resource management.

Description:

Required Textbook:

Katz, W. A. 2002. Introduction to Reference Work, 8th ed.
Bopp, R. E., Smith, L. C. Reference and Information Services: an introduction, 4th. ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis615_2012fall_bennett.pdf

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Reference and Information Resources and Services: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Josephine Sche

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

General reference sources; their content, evaluation and use. The reference process and the organization of reference and information services as they related to different types of libraries.

Required Textbook:

Cassell, K. A., Hiremath, U. 2011. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.southernct.edu/ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_504-S71-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Sche_Josephine.doc

Concepts of Information Retrieval and Web Search: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Matt Lease

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

In an Information Age promising instant access to seemingly limitless digital information, search has become the dominant paradigm for enabling information access.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/Lease_Matt/2014/Fall/INF384H/

Introduction to Information Resources and Services: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Loriene Roy

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Major reference resources and techniques useful for providing information services in libraries and other information agencies. Includes: examination, evaluation, and use of reference materials; community information sources; introduction to online searching; reference interviews and search strategies; library instruction for end users; and communication processes.

Required Textbook:

Cassell, K. A., Hiremath, U. 2011. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century: An Introduction, 2nd ed.
Ross, C. S., Nilsen, K., Radford, M. L. 2009. Conducting the Reference Interview, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/loriene/2014/Fall/INF382D/index.php

Government Information: Fall 2014

Instructor:

David Jank

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course will provide students with an overview of government information services, sources, and issues, at all levels. Students will be introduced to publications, databases, Web sites, periodicals, multi-media services, and Internet portals available for obtaining information from a variety of government departments. United States and State of New York Government Agencies, Regional government offices, the Federal Depository Library Program, and the network of Presidential Libraries, will all be studied. International issues relating to government information, as well as trends in access, economics, and social concerns surrounding government information and governmental regulation of information access and use, will also be examined.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/LIS_669_Government_Info_Syllabus_SPRING_2014.pdf

Online Information Retrieval Techniques

Instructor:

William Saffady

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Description:

This course teaches concepts and methods of online information retrieval, emphasizing their application to bibliographic and non-bibliographic databases used by libraries, information centers, and related organizations. The course will emphasize the Dialog information service, but the principles covered will be broadly applicable to other online services and information products.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/618-syllabus-Saffady.pdf

Legal Sources and Services: Summer 2011

Instructor:

Jay A. Shuman, Annmarie Zell

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Summer 2011

Description:

LIS 608 provides an overview of the tools and techniques of legal research. Students are introduced to the structure and processes of the three major components of the legal system in the United States: legislative, judicial and administrative. Traditional print as well as online sources will be covered.

Required Textbook:

Olson, K. C. 2009. Principles of Legal Research.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/608Legal-Sources-Summer-2011.pdf