LIS-S 603 Workshop in Library and Information Science
- Prerequisite(s): LIS-S 500, LIS-S 507 (Note: School Library Certification students may bypass S500 and S507)
- Delivery: Online
Group study of specific problems in the library and information field. Generally includes a hands-on element. No more than 6 hours of S603 credit may be used toward the requirements for any LIS degree.
LIS S603 Workshop in Cataloging for School Librarians (1 cr)
This self-paced, graduate workshop establishes the theoretical framework of bibliographic record management. Workshop assignments center on practical, hands-on skills and processes used to read, analyze, create and maintain MARC21 catalog records for school library bibliographic record management systems. Approximately ten modules containing numerous video sessions and hands-on assignments develop the conceptual and technical skills needed for maintaining cataloging systems that allow patrons to discover and access all available resources. Workshop participants are further supported through readings from Maria Kelsey’s 2018 textbook, Cataloging for school librarians. 2nd edition. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 978-1-5381-0608-2 (Available free through IUI University Library.) S603 Cataloging for SL runs through Summer I-II allowing participants to schedule the coursework around other responsibilities including the end of their own school year in May. Over the first weeks of the course modules open, and by mid-June the whole workshop is open. The Final Project opens ~July 4 each summer and is due the first Sunday of August. Instructors examine and provide individualized feedback for exercises and assignments throughout the summer. Further, many cataloging assignments can be completed using materials from personal (school) collections (i.e., cataloging materials that need added to the student’s system), thus allowing students to learn to create proper bibliographic records by cataloging their own materials!
LIS S603 Social Media Practices (1 cr)
This course explores social media from the perspectives of community building. Students will explore social media platforms, individual and organizational identities, privacy and ethics, advertising and analytics, and the capacity of social media to build library community. By modeling a service learning approach, students will engage in the theories and practices of social media through reflective and practice-based activities, culminating in the creation of a social media strategy for a library organization.
LIS S603 Plug, Play, Personalize (1 cr)
The functions of online Content Management Systems (CMS) that publish web content are explored, along with how these systems allow configurations made to the default output. Basic HTML and CSS skills are introduced in order to edit existing web pages created from a Content Management System. Working within the limitations of several common systems, students explore how to manipulate what the typical graphical user interface (GUI) of a CMS produces.
LIS S603 Publishing in LIS (1 cr)
This course will look at some ideas in librarianship and how they relate to aspects of editing and publishing. Our lessons will cover Editing and scholarly communication; Abstracting/indexing and access; Citation as access and scholarly communication; Reviews, scholarly communication, and collection development; Online presence and authority; and Publishers, authority, and access. Each week we will have two lessons, required readings, and assignments that help you put into practice the ideas discussed in the lessons and readings.
LIS S603 Workshop: Open Education Resources (1 cr)
This course offers an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they are used in various library contexts. Topics include cost savings, academic impact, and open pedagogy, applying OER to your career path, reflecting on OER , and uses in professional contexts
LIS S603 Handling Book Challenges (1 cr)
Book bans and intellectual freedom challenges are a sad reality for librarians. This 3-week course will help students understand the current landscape of censorship and book banning while thinking through the best ways to confront challenges, address Intellectual Freedom issues, and educate and advocate in their library’s community. This course includes both the theory behind Intellectual Freedom, as well as the realities of defending the Freedom to Read in the midst of challenges.
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