Technology in Libraries: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Jingjing Liu

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

An overview of automation with emphasis on computer assisted library processes: subsystems in technical services, user services, and administrative services.

Required Textbook:

Burke, J. 2009. The Neal-Schuman Library Technology companion: A basic guide for library staff.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_534-S70-Syllabus-Fall_2011-Liu_Jingjing.pdf

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Introduction to Information Science and Technology: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Hak Joon Kim

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

Principles and applications of computers and information technologies in libraries and information centers.

Required Textbook:

Williams, B. K., Sawyer, S. C. 2010. Using Information Technology: A Practical Introduction to Computers & Communications, 9th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.southernct.edu/ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_501-S70-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Kim_Hak_Joon.docx

Human-Computer Interaction: Spring 2010

Instructor:

Qiping Zhang

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Spring 2010

Description:

The course provides an overview of foundations, interaction design and evaluation techniques in HCI, a discipline concerned with understanding user needs, designing and evaluating an interactive system from a user-centered perspective. It covers the psychological and social aspects of users, the impact of user characteristics on design decisions, the user requirements, design approaches, usability evaluation methods, interface paradigms and architectures for user interface implementation. Focusing on library systems and services as examples for evaluation, students acquire practical skills in collecting patron/user needs, prototype design, and evaluating website/system. The course project will expose students to key skills (including usability testing, persona design, card sorting, heuristic evaluation, cognitive walkthrough, and more) necessary to understand and work in the exciting field of HCI.

Required Textbook:

Sharp H., Rogers, Y. & Preece, J. 2007. Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/lis_707_spring_2010.pdf

Emerging Web Technologies: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Qiping Zhang

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

With the advent of new web technologies, an explosion of new social software tools has emerged enabling users to create, organize, share, and collaborate in an online space. Today’s Web users are organizing their favorite bookmarks, collaborating on shared documents, cataloging their personal collections, and sharing their information with others. This course will explore the features and functionality of emerging web technologies such as blogs, wikis, RSS, social bookmarking, media sharing, tagging, folksonomies and more. This course will look at how libraries are implementing these various tools as well as their potential uses.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/517-Emerging-Technologies-spring-2014-Zhang.pdf

Multimedia Production

Instructor:

School:

Rutgers

Semester:

Description:

A laboratory course in the design and production of multimedia resources for libraries, media centers, and information systems and other informational applications. Examines and critiques current uses of new media and provides skills in user-centered multimedia design.

Required Textbook:

Castro, E. 2007. HTML, XHTML & CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, 6th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_555.pdf

Understanding Library Systems and Software Applications

Instructor:

School:

Rutgers

Semester:

Description:

Covers the evaluation, selection, application, integration and management of information systems supporting library and information services. Includes systems and software for content management, circulation, acquisition, cataloging and access, and digital library networks.

Required Textbook:

Miller, Steven J. 2011. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_552.pdf

Digital Trends, Tools, and Debates: Summer 2014

Instructor:

Dorothea Salo

School:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Semester:

Summer 2014

Description:

  • Broad awareness of digital technologies in use in libraries, archives, and other information agencies.
  • Vocabulary and knowledge of conventions needed to communicate with technical staff.
  • Ability to evaluate, plan and hire for, select, safely and securely work with digital technologies.
  • Awareness of the social and legal forces that impact digital technologies; controversies surrounding them; and the complex relationship between digital technologies and the future of information agencies.
  • Ability to contribute appreciably to a team working on a defined project; awareness of project-management tools and techniques.
  • Sufficient courage, self-awareness, and skill for self-sufficiency in acquiring technical knowledge.
  • Development of ethical and principled approaches to technology adoption and education.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://files.dsalo.info/644syllsum2014.pdf