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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) Philosophy, principles and practice of reference services in libraries, information centers and information literacy. Bibliographic control, reference research, reference interview, online searching, evaluation of bibliographic and Webliographic material. 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 written communication: the recording, preservation and transmission of knowledge. Development of libraries through the mid-twentieth century as instruments of cultural transmission.

LIS 615 Collection Management (3) Principles and issues of collection management and care. Criteria and tools for selecting and deselecting materials. Relationships with publishers/producers.

LIS 618 Government Documents (3) Survey of government documents at the federal, state/local and international levels in all formats. Covers methods of acquisition and organization, including depository arrangements. Current issues of government information dissemination policies and practices discussed. 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 Systems Analysis for Information Management (3) Overview of systems analysis; its techniques, benefits and limitations. Focus on libraries and information agencies, although concepts are applicable to other settings. Structured, top-down solutions stressed throughout. Object oriented techniques and data modeling tools are reviewed. Pre: 670.

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, including physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, agriculture, engineering. Field component. Pre: 601 or consent.

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

LIS 662 Information Sources and Systems in Social Science (3) Lecture course on information structures of social science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, business, history, political science. Information cycle, print and digital reference services, information-seeking research in the social sciences. Field research component. Pre: 670.

LIS 663 Basic Database Searching (3) Introduces use of commercial online databases for interactive retrieval of bibliographic, full-text and directory information, the development of search strategies using controlled subject vocabulary queries and free text searching. 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/discussion course on history, theories, principles, practices and concepts of library and information literacy instruction, learning theory and user-based research methods. Examines program design, administration and evaluation. Field research component. Pre: 601.

LIS 667 Advanced Database Searching (3) Lecture course with demonstrations of advanced features of online information retrieval systems and search engines, including natural language searching, citation-based searching, term mapping, similarity searching, result ranking and clustering for power search Web databases. 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 Science and Technology (3) Survey of topics in information science and technology. Lectures and discussions emphasize practice, problems and theory relating to information storage, retrieval and dissemination provision technology in libraries and information centers.

LIS 671 Digital Librarianship (3) Lecture course discussing the essentials of digital librarianship: the types of digital collections, resources and finding tools available for information professionals, and the economic, management and legal issues related to digital libraries. Pre: 601 or consent.

LIS 672 Tech for Libraries and Information Centers (3) Survey of theories, concepts, methods and practices relating to the application of information technology to support the administration and use of information resources. Includes digital, printed and audiovisual materials. Pre: 605, 670 or consent.

LIS 673 Records Management (3) Management of records in all media formats. Selection of media format based on government and internal records requirements. Problems associated with electronic media such as legality and shelf life. Pre: 670 or consent.

LIS 674 Database Design and Creation (3) Designing and creating textual and/or directory databases from the viewpoint of information specialists and content providers. Needs analysis, file design, record content and structuring, software choice. Students implement prototype database. Pre: 670.

LIS 675 Database Content Evaluation (3) Lecture course discussing and demonstrating the principles and methods of using criteria in evaluating databases used by librarians and information professionals, such as database coverage, source base, currency, accuracy and quality of information. Pre: 601 or 670 or consent.

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/discussion course on human element in information systems, including physical, cognitive and affective behavior in interaction with information systems. Information retrieval, human-computer interaction and cognitive science research, quantitative and qualitative research methods. Research component. Pre: 670.

LIS 678 Personalized Information Delivery (3) Study of the components of personalized information systems: information filtering systems with emphasis on modeling and representation of documents, queries, user information preferences, and user-system interaction. Topics include advanced Information Retrieval (IR) models, metadata and markup languages, query operations, thesaurus based IR, acquisition of user profiles, and user/system performance evaluation. Pre: 647, 663, 670, 674, ICS 321, ICS 421, or ICS 624; or consent.

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, networking, public relations, outreach, competencies, services for the disabled and other special groups.

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 traditional literature including Asian and Pacific Island resources. Selection and evaluation of traditional literature emphasizing cultural values. Introduction to oral tradition, history and techniques of 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 Hawaiian Studies Information Resources (3) Survey of reference and research materials in Hawaiian studies. Includes historical and contemporary works, arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, media. Covers approaches to reference service, collection building and management.

LIS 688 Pacific Islands Information Resources (3) Study of reference tools and bibliographic sources for Pacific Islands studies, including exam of online catalogs, databases and web sites. Focus on 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) Field experience in library or information agency settings with supervision of professional librarians or information specialists. Available to classified students only. Selection based on academic adviser approval, application form, interview and possession of required competencies. Students must apply and be accepted before registration. 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 one time. 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) International and comparative librarianship; professional organizations; comparative methodology; research; periodicals; international agencies; influence of 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 (3) Public and organizational information policy and planning in society; public access; impact and issues of information technology and the Internet; privacy, security, globalization, intellectual freedom, copyright issues.