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Library Science (LI S)
1515 East First Street
(520) 621-3565

School of Library Science

Professors Charlie D. Hurt III, Director, Ellen Altman, Donald C.
Dickinson, Margaret F. Maxwell (Emerita), Lawrence Clark Powell
(Emeritus), Elinor C. Saltus (Emerita), Arnulfo D. Trejo
(Emeritus)

Associate Professors Helen M. Gothberg, Helen Renthal (Emerita),
Ronald A. Van De Voorde (Emeritus)

Assistant Professors Nancy B. Johnson, Charles A. Seavey,
Gretchen Whitney

The School of Library Science offers courses emphasizing planning
and evaluation related to acquiring, organizing, and accessing
information in library settings and information centers. The
focus of the course work is the study of information and its use
as a social phenomenon.

The school offers the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy
degrees with a major in library science. For admission and degree
requirements, please see the Graduate Catalog.

401. Introduction to the Organization of Information (3)
Introduction to the theories and practices used in the
organization of information. Overview of national and
international standards and practices for access to information
in collections. May be convened with 501.

403. Library Collection Development (3) Principles of collection
development; evaluation and review of materials; selection tools;
acquisition of materials; problems in selection, including
censorship. May be convened with 503.

404. Foundations of Library and Information Services (3) Elements
of librarianship, historical backgrounds, types of libraries, the
role of the library in American life, current issues. May be
convened with 504.

405. Basic reference (3) Survey of general reference sources;
discussion of reference technique. May be convened with 505.

407. Library Management (3) Introduction to management concepts,
the organizational structure of libraries, systems analysis,
financial administration and the utilization of library
personnel. May be convened with 507.

410. Introduction to Information Science (3) Methods, theories
and technology of information science; elements of computer
programming and systems design; implementation and management of
computer systems in libraries and information centers. May be
convened with 510.

411. Information Storage and Retrieval (3) Student involvement in
on-line interactive systems. May be convened with 511.

416. Introduction to Microcomputers in Libraries (3) Examination
of the place and function of microcomputers in the library and
information environment. Emphasis on hardware and software
concepts. Hands-on learning with operation systems,
wordprocessing, spreadsheet creation and database management.

430. Public Librarianship (3) Administration of tax-supported
libraries serving the general public, including problems of
government relationships, community responsibilities, financial
support, buildings, personnel, collections. May be convened with
530.

440. Academic Librarianship (3) Present trends in academic
libraries, including financial administration, collection
evaluation, personnel requirements and building needs. May be
convened with 540.

441. Children's Literature in Spanish (3) (Identical with SPAN
441)

450. Special Librarianship (3) Mission, organization and
administration of the special library. May be convened with 550.

480. Literature for Children's Librarians (3) Literature for
younger children, including picture books. Traditional literature
for use with children. Reference materials. Fantasy, humor,
realistic fiction, poetry, classics, informational books.
Criticism and reviewing of children's literature. May be convened
with 580.

481. School Library Administration and Organization (3) Services,
finances, personnel, evaluation, quarters, organization and
technical services in the school library. May be convened with
581.

485. Literature for Adolescents (3) Literature to meet
recreational and developmental needs of the junior and senior
high school age, including some books for adults. Reviewing and
book talks. May be convened with 585.

501. Introduction to the Organization of Information (3) For
description of course topics, see 401. Graduate-level
requirements include additional assignments and a higher level of
performance. May be convened with 501.

502. Organization, Cataloging, and Classification of Materials
(3) Cataloging library materials, filing, and searching automated
bibliographic databases.

503. Library Collection Development (3) For a description of
course topics, see 403. Graduate-level requirements include a
greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
May be convened with 403.

504. Foundations of Library and Information Services (3) For a
description of course topics, see 404. Graduate-level
requirements include a greater number of assignments and a higher
level of performance. May be convened with 404.

505. Basic Reference (3) For a description of course topics, see
405. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of
assignments and a higher level of performance. May be convened
with 405.

506. Research Methods (3) Need and opportunities for research in
librarianship; types of research; research methodology; study of
research design; elementary statistics.

507. Library Management (3) For a description of course topics,
see 407. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of
assignments and a higher level of performance. May be convened
with 407.

509. Information Sources for Agricultural Scientists (1)
(Identical with PL S 509)

510. Introduction to Information Science (3) For a description of
course topics, see 410. Graduate-level requirements include a
greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
May be convened with 410.

511. Information Storage and Retrieval (3) For a description of
course topics, see 411. Graduate-level requirements include a
greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
May be convened with 411.

512. Automation in Libraries (3) Introduction to automated
procedures currently in use in libraries, including systems
analysis of actual technical services and planning for their
automation.

513. Library Systems Analysis (3) Introduction to quantitative
methods for the design, analysis and control of library systems.

519. Cartographic Information Management (3) Cartographic format
as an information transfer medium. History of cartography and
problems in interpretation of cartographic products. Role and
place of maps in the information environment.

521. Advanced Cataloging (3) Comparative study of Dewey Decimal
Classification and Library of Congress Classification; advanced
problems in descriptive cataloging, subject headings, and library
filing.

526. Introduction to Bibliography (3) Introduction and critical
examination of various styles of bibliographic description;
practical application in construction of a systematic
bibliography.

530. Public Librarianship (3) For a description of course topics,
see 430. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of
assignments and a higher level of performance. May be convened
with 430.

540. Academic Librarianship (3) For a description of course
topics, see 440. Graduate-level requirements include a greater
number of assignments and a higher level of performance. May be
convened with 440.

550. Special Librarianship (3) For a description of course topics
see 450. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of
assignments and a higher level of performance. May be convened
with 450.

551. Corporate Libraries (3) History, types of libraries,
staffing, development and future of company libraries in the
United States

559. History of Books and Printing (3) Survey of the history of
books and printing from early times to the present, including
development of the alphabet, manuscript books, the invention and
dissemination of printing and modern printing techniques.
(Identical with HIST 559)

561. History of Children's Literature (3) Survey of literature
for children in England and America from earliest times to the
close of the 19th century, together with study of cultural and
social values reflected in the literature. (Identical with ENGL
561)

570. Literature of Science and Technology (3) Creation,
organization, and dissemination of scientific and technical
literature; reference function and problems of bibliographic
control. A science background is not required.

571. Information Sources and Services in the Social Sciences (3)
Information resources and services in history, geography,
political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology,
education, economics and business.

572. Information Sources and Services in the Humanities (3)
Information resources and services in art and architecture,
music, language and literature, theatre and dance, philosophy and
religion.

573. Government Publications (3) Examination of the varieties of
government publications available from municipal, county, state,
national and international agencies, with emphasis on selection
and use of publications of the U. S. government.

575. Human Factors in Information Systems (3) Study of the human-
information system interface: libraries, computers, human-
information processing, physical-psychological factors in design
and operation of information systems.

580. Literature for Children's Librarians (3) For a description
of course topics, see 480. Graduate-level requirements include a
greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
May be convened with 480.

581. School Library Administration and Organization (3) For a
description of course topics, see 481. Graduate-level
requirements include a greater number of assignments and a higher
level of performance. May be convened with 481.

582. Management of Nonprint Resources (3) Examines management of
nonprint resources and their role in providing informational,
recreational and educational services.

585. Literature for Adolescents (3) For a description of course
topics, see 485. Graduate-level requirements include a greater
number of assignments, and a higher level of performance. May be
convened with 485.

589. Scholarly Communication (3) Structure and workings of
scholarly communication and products in the U.S. Examines the
content and technology of scholarly communication in various
disciplines. (Identical with COMM 589)

600. Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (3) (Identical with
MUS 600)

607. Planning Library Services (3) The total planning cycle as a
management approach to various  library/information center
services. Open to majors only.

608. Evaluation of Libraries (3) Examines the process of
evaluation and analytical decision making in assessing library
services and procedures.

612. Expert Systems in Libraries (3) Examines the role and place
of expert systems in the library environment. Emphasis on
development of knowledge-based systems related to libraries and
information centers.

615. Scientometrics and Bibliometrics (3) Examines quantitative
techniques for measuring scientific and technical literature.
Covers history and theory as well as current techniques. Emphasis
on current research and theory.

620. National and International Information Policy (3)
Investigates the formulation and implementation of those laws and
policies that govern the flow of scientific and technical
information in the United States and between the United States
and selected countries.

695. Colloquium
e. Theory of Classification (1-3)
h. Children's and Youth Services and Literature (2-3) [Rpt.]

696. Seminar
a. Current Research Trends (1-4) [Rpt.]
b. Government Information Issues (3)
c. Issues in Library and Information Science (1-4) [Rpt.]
d. Current Resources in School Libraries (3)

796. Seminar
a. Advanced Topics in Library Science (3) [Rpt./2] I II S

 


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