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Courses: Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science (LIS)

College of Natural Sciences 

LIS 100 Libraries, Scholarship and Technology (3) Use of libraries and information technology for scholarly investigation; examines information literacy, critical thinking, digital libraries, university role in knowledge creation. A-F only. (Cross-listed as CAS 101)

LIS 100A Computer and Information in Arts and Humanities (3) An introduction to computer application for students in arts and humanities. Includes coverage of computers in writing, information storage and retrieval, specific applications in arts and humanities disciplines.

LIS 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)

LIS 591 Library and Information Studies Workshop (1) Designed for in-service librarians and other information specialists needing to update their professional skills, focus on a particular topic, or learn new approaches and concepts. Repeatable for credit. Credits earned in these courses cannot be applied for graduate degrees.

LIS 592 Library and Information Studies Workshop (2) Designed for in-service librarians and other information specialists needing to update their professional skills, focus on a particular topic, or learn new approaches and concepts. Repeatable for credit. Credits earned in these courses cannot be applied for graduate degrees.

LIS 593 Library and Information Studies Workshop (3) Designed for in-service librarians and other information specialists needing to update their professional skills, focus on a particular topic, or learn new approaches and concepts. Repeatable for credit. Credits earned in these courses cannot be applied for graduate degrees.

LIS 601 Introduction to Reference and Information Services (3) Lecture/discussion course on principles and practice of reference services in libraries, information centers, online communities. Nature of reference work, information needs, information literacy. Bibliographic control, evaluation/use of materials, reference interviews, search techniques, field component. 

LIS 605 Basic Cataloging and Classification (3) Introductory cataloging and classification covering AACR2, Library of Congress and Dewey decimal classification systems, LC subject headings, use of OCLC.

LIS 606 Advanced Cataloging and Classification (3) Continuation of 605 with retrieval techniques from card to online catalogs, Precis, extensive use of MARC, utilization of bibliographic utilities. Pre: 605 or consent.

LIS 610 Introduction to Library and Information Science (3) Lecture/discussion course on role of libraries, their social utility in information societies. History and future of libraries in changing technological world. Information professions, information ethics, intellectual freedom, intellectual property, information access, national/international library developments. 

LIS 612 History of Books and Libraries (3) History of print communication: the recording, preservation, and transmission of knowledge. Development of libraries through the early 20th century as instruments of communication and cultural transmission.

LIS 615 Collection Development (3) Criteria and tools for selecting library materials and maintaining an acquisitions program. Structure of the book trade.

LIS 618 Government Documents (3) Sources, types, and uses of government documents of United States and international agencies. Pre: 601 or consent.

LIS 619 Conservation of Library Materials (3) Nature of library materials and processes that cause their deterioration; procedures useful in combatting deterioration. Point of view of administrator rather than practitioner.

LIS 620 Preservation Management (3) Strategies for establishing preservation programs in libraries and archives, including planning, survey, disaster planning, grantsmanship, policy and power development. Pre: 619 or consent.

LIS 642 Media Technology and Resources (3) Overview of the use of media technology and the development of media collections and services in libraries. Use and integration of new emerging technologies, including problems and issues.

LIS 647 The Systems Approach to Library Operations (3) Systems analysis; techniques, benefits, and limitations with focus on libraries. Structured, top-down solutions are stressed.

LIS 650 Management of Libraries and Information Centers (3) Basic theories and principles of administration for effective management of public, academic, and special libraries and information centers, with emphasis on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and control. Administrative aspects of public and technical services, facilities, planning, evaluation, public relations, interagency cooperation, and the management of change in bureaucratic organizations.

LIS 652 Introduction to Archives Management (3) Study of archival principles and management theories applicable to all types of archives. Includes policy, appraisal, computer, and micrographic applications, ethical and legal issues.

LIS 653 Seminar in Archival Studies (3) Theory of archival studies from historical and contemporary perspectives. Includes public administration, legislation, and relationship to other repositories. Pre: 652 or consent.

LIS 660 Information Sources and Systems in Science (3) Bibliographical structure and sources in the basic and applied sciences. Pre: 601.

LIS 661 Information Sources and Systems in Humanities (3) Lecture course on information structures of humanities disciplines, including fine arts, theater arts, literature, music, religion, philosophy. Information cycle, print and digital reference information seeking research in the humanities. Field component. Pre: 601.

LIS 662 Information Sources and Systems in Social Science (3) Lecture course on information structures of social and behavioral science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, business, history. Information cycle, print and digital reference services, information-seeking research in the social sciences. Field component. Pre: 601.

LIS 663 Basic Online/CD-ROM Database Searching (3) A study of the use of online and CD-ROM databases for interactive retrieval of bibliographic, full text and directory information. Learning the concepts of interactive searching, strategy development, interface and search engine characteristics and essential database content evaluation. Practical experiences in the query languages of various online and CD-ROM systems. Pre: 601. 

LIS 664 Abstracting and Indexing for Information Services (3) Lecture course on theory and practice of enhancing subject access to documents, impact of indexing vocabulary on retrieval; types of controlled vocabularies; evaluation of abstracts in professional databases, creation of abstracts for special local and regional documents. Pre: 670.

LIS 665 Teaching Information Technology Literacy (3) Lecture course on history, theories, principles, and concepts of library and information literacy instruction, learning theory and user-based research methods. Examines program design, administration, and evaluation. Field component. Pre: 601.

LIS 667 Advanced Online/CD-ROM Database Searching (3) Lecture course on advanced features of online, Web-based, CD-ROM databases and software (natural language searching, similarity searching by image attributes, term mapping, etc.). Methodologies for evaluating qualitative/quantitative contents, accessibility of databases, capabilities of search software. Pre: 663.

LIS 668 The Information Industry (3) Overview of the information industry, with special emphasis on electronic publishing and entrepreneurial possibilities. Covers current and future products, services, and enabling technologies. Pre: 663.

LIS 670 Introduction to Information Storage and Retrieval (3) A survey of practices, problems, and theory relating to processing, storage, and retrieval of information in libraries, information centers, and database search services. Non-conventional and automated techniques are stressed.

LIS 672 Library Automation (3) Survey of theories, concepts, methods, and practices relating to the automation of library operations. Concentrates on systems employing supermicrocomputers, minicomputers, or mainframes. Pre: 605 or consent.

LIS 673 Information and Records Management (3) Introduction to the basic theories, methodologies, and technologies applicable to the management of operating records and internal data in organizations. Pre: 670 or consent.

LIS 674 Database Design and Creation (3) Lecture course on design, database marketing, and creation of textual numerical databases from the information specialist and database producer viewpoints. Covers need analysis, record content and structuring, software choice and design marketing. Pre: 670.

LIS 676 Expert Systems for Library and Information Environment (3) Artificial intelligence applications. DBM pattern recognition, automatic indexing, user interfaces for integrated library systems. Pre: 670.

LIS 677 Human Dimension in Information Systems (3) Lecture course on human element in information systems, including physical, cognitive, and affective behaviors in interactions with non-automated and computerized information systems. Information retrieval system use research, qualitative and quantitative research methods, cognitive science research. Pre: 670.

LIS 679 Library Systems Operation and Interpretation (3) The management and operation of automated library systems. Topics include typical systems librarian responsibilities, the computer room, hardware operation and maintenance, communications and networks, security, and human factors. Practical aspects of actual operating systems are emphasized. Pre: 672.

LIS 680 Seminar for Beginning School Librarians (1) Series of five seminar meetings on topics, issues for beginning school librarians. Emphasis on building skills and support networks to help entry level professionals create effective school library programs. CR/NC only.

LIS 681 Books and Media for Children (3) History and criticism of children's literature. Contemporary books and media. Trends in book publishing and media production. Developmental needs and interests of children. Selection and evaluation. Research studies.

LIS 682 Books and Media for Young Adults (3) History and criticism of literature for young adults. Contemporary books and media. Trends in media for young adults. Developmental needs and interests of adolescents. Selection and evaluation. Research studies.

LIS 683 Services in Libraries (3) Planning and implementing services and programming in public and school libraries. Trends, issues, concerns, networking, competencies, developmental needs and interests, research, preparing grant proposals. 

LIS 684 Administration of School Library Media Centers (3) Effective management of school library media centers. Philosophy and objectives, standards, personnel, facilities, resources, budget, services, library instruction, public relations, program planning and evaluation.

LIS 685 Traditional Literature and Oral Narration (3) Analysis of Pacific and Asian traditional literature emphasizing cultural values. To be used as source material for storytelling.

LIS 686 Information Literacy and Learning Resources (3) Emphasis on a process approach to information literacy and integration of information literacy instruction with components of elementary and secondary curricula. Covers evaluation and use of print and nonprint/electronic resources in various content areas. (Cross-listed as ETEC 686) 

LIS 687 Information Sources for Hawaiian Studies (3) Survey of reference and research materials in Hawaiian studies. Includes historical and contemporary works, arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, AV, and other non-book sources.

LIS 688 Pacific Islands Information Resources (3) The study of reference and bibliographical materials for the three major culture areas of the region-Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia (excluding Hawai'i).

LIS 689 Asian-American Resources for Children and Youth (3) Study of Asian-American resources for young people: socio-historical roots, evaluation and selection, curricular and program uses in a multicultural context. 

LIS 690 Internship (3) The internship is jointly sponsored by the school and library agencies. Selection is based on interviews, tests and possession of required competencies. Selection is by agency. CR/NC only. Pre: 601

LIS 693 Special Topics in Librarianship (V) Course reflects interests of visiting and permanent faculty. Topics such as human relations, service to special groups, networks, reprography, etc.

LIS 694 Special Topics in Information Technology (V) This is an open-ended course intended to provide a mechanism for allowing special topics in such areas as information transfer, networks, library information systems, and information management.

LIS 695 Seminar in Research in Librarianship (3) Various methodologies and application to problems of librarianship. Evaluation of research studies; developing, writing, and critiquing proposals. Experience with statistical packages for data analysis.

LIS 696 Practicum in Librarianship (V) Skill development and application of academic study through observation and practice in a fieldwork program with accompanying seminar. Required for school library certification in Hawai'i. Repeatable once. CR/NC only. Consent of practicum coordinator required. 

LIS 699 Directed Reading and/or Research (V) Individualized program of directed reading and/or research outside the scope of regularly titled course.

LIS 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master's thesis. Pre: 695.

LIS 701 Seminar in International Librarianship (3) Comparative librarianship with emphasis on Asia and/or the Pacific Islands; professional organizations, international agencies, influence of world literacy and social, cultural, political factors.

LIS 705 Asian Research Materials and Methods (3) Literature of Asia in Western and Asian languages; bibliography, reference tools, research methods, sources, published and archival repositories. (Cross-listed as ASAN 705 and HIST 705)

LIS 715 Seminar in Information Policy and Planning (3) Public and organizational information policy and planning in society; public access; impact and control of computers and information technology. Pre: 610.

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