• Fall Quarter 2011

  • LIS 4000 Understanding the Info User (3 credits)

    This course offers a basic knowledge of information literacy and the processes of human communication, cognition, and behavior, including information processing and transfer. The focus is directed toward the development of a fundamental understanding of the information user, enabling the professional to design, implement, and evaluate an information system or process that is sensitive to the behavioral patterns and needs of diverse users.

  • LIS 4010 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    This course provides an overview of the methodologies of organizing information in both electronic and paper formats. Examines indexing systems, websites, citation systems, records management systems, descriptive cataloging, indexing, classification, standards, natural language, and controlled language systems.

  • LIS 4030 The Information Environment (3 credits)

    This course provides an overview of the historical and contemporary generation, production, management, dissemination, and use of information. Examines the role of society, current issues in the information industries, economics of information production and services, the impact of technologies, and national information policies.

  • Winter Quarter 2012

  • LIS 4011 Info Access and Retrieval (3 credits)

    Using systems for information discovery, access, and retrieval requires an understanding of characteristics of information storage media (books, videos, floppy disks, hard disks, CD-ROM, etc.), information transmission (digital and analog), and query logic. It also requires understanding the various systems for organizing types of information, including textual information, numeric, geographic, and image files. The current and existing technologies and software aiding information access and retrieval will be explored in this course. Students will experience and discuss searching systems for all types of information files stored in various media and accessed by the use of both analog and digital telecommunications systems. (Prerequisites: LIS 4010).

  • LIS 4110 Teaching & Learning with Tech (3 credits)

    A foundation course about the science of effective teaching and the role of technology and media to enhance learning outcomes. This course engages students with skills and knowledge required to incorporate effective media and technology to support the teaching and learning activity. The course primarily explores a wide-range of appropriate educational media and technology that facilitate preparation, presentation, and delivery of content. Most importantly, tools and educational technologies that promote best practices in both classroom interaction and expanding the learningscape outside the classroom are explored. Theories, principles, and strategies supported by the science of learning to improve the learning outcome are discussed.

  • LIS 4700 Introduction to Digitization (3 credits)

    The course offers an introduction to issues and trends in planning, developing, and managing digitization projects at libraries, archives, and museums. The focus of the course will be on the conversion process of analog materials into the digital format, online delivery, and preservation of master files. The course will discuss collection development policy for digital projects, copyright, digital imaging technology, digitization standards and best practices for text, images, audio, and video, metadata for cultural heritage collections, delivery platforms, digital archiving and preservation, project management, documentation, promotion, and evaluation of digital projects.

  • Spring Quarter 2012

  • LIS 4020 Prof Principles & Ethical Iss (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to writings and theories on professional ethics, values and principles of concern to information specialists and information service providers. It will challenge students to think creatively and critically in their application of ethics concepts in social, organizational, historical, and contemporary contexts. The course will briefly address the relationships between professional ethics and the laws, including copyright, intellectual freedom, first amendment rights, and confidentiality. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the importance of values, professional ethics, and socially responsible behavior in the professional setting.

  •  LIS 4206 Web Content Management (3 credits)

    This course will include instruction in web page creation, selection, and evaluation of web content as well as web site management. Selection of web page content will be discussed in the context of organizational knowledge management and competitive intelligence needs. Differences in information needs for provision of public information and competitive intelligence on Internet pages versus the organizational information needs of Intranets in knowledge management will be explored. This course also will address human-computer interface design to allow web page designers to create effective web pages according to established principles of design.

  • LIS 4804 Digital Objects & Collections (3 credits)

    This course is designed to be an exploration of the intersection of library and archival traditions and the world of interoperable digital libraries. It will examine the existing and developing methodologies for creating, managing, preserving, and creating access to electronic records and digital objects. Topics covered include content creation standards and best practices, metadata, interoperability, sustainability, scalability of management systems, and concepts related to designing access tools and delivery systems. While not a technical course, discussion of technology and its application to digital library practices will be a major theme. (Prerequisite: LIS 4010)

  • Fall Quarter 2012

  • LIS 4060 Reference (3 credits)

    Information resources include a number of different kinds of reference materials in a wide variety of formats. These include guidebooks, encyclopedias and dictionaries, indexes and abstracts, handbooks, bibliographies, biographical finding tools and biographies, data sets and much more. Many of these resources are available on-line, as well as in print and other digital formats. This course will help students identify and evaluate the most likely resources for information queries in particular settings. It will also provide the opportunity to find answers to real research questions. The course will cover the primary resources for the broad disciplines of business, humanities, sciences, social sciences and government publications in print and electronic formats. Class exercises will reflect the multidisciplinary and multicultural interests and characteristics of library users. (Prerequisites: none; Recommended: LIS 4000, LIS 4011).

  • RMS 4900  Education Research and Measurement (4 credits)

    This course is intended for Master's degree students in the College of Education. Quantitative research designs, empirical methods of data collection and interpretation, and measurement issues in research are examined.

  • LIS 4700 Topics in LIS: Usability (3 credits)

    The course provides an overview of usability analysis and user experience research and introduces students to practical methods and techniques in conducting usability evaluation. The focus of the course will be on the selection of appropriate evaluation methods, planning, designing, and conducting usability evaluation of information systems. In addition, the course will discuss the methods and tools of user experience research, theoretical underpinnings of usability, and the role of usability in iterative design and development of information systems.  

  • Winter Quarter 2013

  • LIS 4090 Practicum Experience (4 credits)

    Self Guided learning in which a student selects a location where they intern for a 100 hour period in an attempt to develop practical skills. Practicum consisted of working along side Shiela Yeh the Digital Services librarian at Penrose Library. Time was primarily spent developing best practices for the implementation of technology and digital resources in a newly renovated library.

  • LIS 4070 Cataloging and Classification (3 credits)

    Theory and practice of bibliographic control including the study of representative cataloging using Anglo American Cataloging Rules, 2d ed., rev. with amendments and Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, machine-based representation using the USMARC formats and other standards, and subject analysis and classification using Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification, and Library of Congress Classification, with principle focus on monographs, major media, sound recordings, and serials.

  • LIS 4040 Management of Information Organizations (4 credits)

    An introduction to current theory and practice of management in information organizations through the study of organizations, communications, decision making, planning, leadership, human resources and budgeting.

  • LIS 4991 Independent Study: Digital Metadata/Digital Preservation (1 Credit)

    An independent study advised by Professor Krystyna Matusiak. During the study self guided research was compiled for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) on best practices for the development of a metadata schema for a digital archive.

  • Spring Quarter 2013

  • LIS 4700 Academic Libraries (3 credits)

    provides an overview of the services and management of college and university
    libraries, including leadership, building and planning, collection development, user services, instructional and outreach programs, information technology, preservation, and evaluation. The course will explore the changing nature of academic librarianship and will examine the role of libraries in supporting scholarly communication and higher education.

  • LIS 4600 Information Architecture (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of web information architecture (IA) – a discipline that aims to understand the information needs and activities of web visitors and create design elements to help users find their way around in this complex information environment with ease. The course will cover various strategies and skills, in which information architects structure, organize, label, navigate, and search for information on large websites. A service learning component is built into this course so that students can transfer their IA knowledge and skills to a real-world project. The course is designed following a project management approach and students will be exposed to different activities from start to finish.

  • LIS 4700 Outreach Librarianship (3 credits)


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