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ILS 100 Introduction to Libraries and Library Careers

An overview of the history and development of libraries and librarianship as a profession is presented, covering the philosophy, professional associations, state and national certification processes and career opportunities in the library and information fields. Additionally, current issues in librarianship will be explored. Contact with career mentors will be encouraged. CR 3 CR3

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09403 Introduction to Libraries and Library Careers Anderson 3

 

ILS 101 Foundations of Information and Library Science

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of library information science as they apply to library and other information agencies. Topics include information ethics, policies, information needs and seeking behaviors, technology, and the impact of information on cultures and societies. Prerequisite: ILS 100

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09404 Foundations of Information and Library Science Williams 3

 

ILS 109 Information Literacy

An introduction to the research process and methods for retrieving information from a library or through online sources. This course will be a sequence of steps focusing on the following areas; a) getting started-developing a research question. b) developing search strategies and techniques. c) using electronic and print resources. d) evaluating information to best determine what meets research needs, and e) properly citing these sources. 1Cr

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09480 Information Literacy Orth 1 (Meets 9/10-10/5)
09483 Information Literacy Weigle 1 (Meets 10/15-11/9)

 

ILS 150 Introduction to Reference Services & Materials

This course provides a basic introductory knowledge and skills in the use of general and specialized reference tools. An introduction to basic database and on-line searching emphasizing regionally available resources is included. Field trips required. Prerequisite: ILS 100 or permission of program coordinator

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09406 Introduction to Reference Services & Materials Livoti 3

 

ILS 175 Cataloging and Technical Processes

This course covers the cataloging and classification of book and non-book materials. Instruction and practice are given in bibliographic searching and descriptive and subject cataloging, as well as an introduction to the processes of technical services departments in library information agencies. Some trips to a local library are required. Prerequisite: ILS 100

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09407 Cataloging and Technical Processes Goetting 3

 

ILS 201 Library Services to Teens

This course will teach the basics for servicing teens, age 12-18 in a public school library setting. Topics covered include adolescent development, programming, collection development, dedicated space, youth participation, technology, and other aspects of library services for young adults. The class will also read and discuss various books for a teen audience. Prerequisite: ILS 100

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09408 Library Services to Teens Orth 3

 

ILS 202 Library Materials and Services for Children

How to select and evaluate materials for children from birth through age 12 is covered in this course. Students will learn what children like to read at a variety of developmental stages. Attention is paid to materials in both print and non-print formats including books, magazines, audio books, CD-ROM's and Web sites. Also students will investigate methods for connecting children to materials available in a library. NOTE: This course does not satisfy literature or humanities requirements for UMA programs. Prerequisite: ILS 100, ILS 109 (can be taken concurrently) or permission of program coordinator. 3Cr

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09409 Library Materials and Services for Children Livoti 3

 

ILS 204 Survey of Business Resources

This course is designed as a second-year course for the Associate and Bachelor of Science in Information and Library Services degree for those students wishing to specialize in the area of business information sources. Field trips required. Prerequisite: LIB100 or permission of program coordinator

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13964 Survey of Business Resources Noble 3

 

ILS 205 Readers' Advisory

A readers' advisory service guides patrons to fiction and non-fiction recreational reading. This course explores the readers' advisory service, its origins, and current uses. Students will examine and evaluate major genre styles, authors, advisory reference tools, classification, and cataloging. Students will explore making RA services a vital part of the library through displays, programs, and aiding special populations. This course requires extensive reading and writing. Prerequisite: ILS 100, ILS 101 and ENG 101

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09410 Readers' Advisory McKelvy 3

 

ILS 225 Introduction to Library Information Technology

This course will introduce the student to current library technologies and related issues. It includes an in-depth exploration of technology systems, policies, ethics, and practices as well as the importance of staying current with the latest trends in the information and library services field. Prerequisite: ILS 100 or permission of program coordinator

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09411 Introduction to Library Information Technology Blesh 3

 

ILS 250 Collection Development

This course examines how libraries build and maintain collections to meet user needs for libraries and information centers. It also teaches practical skills for selecting information resources appropriate for given audiences. Topics include the principles and practices for the selection of materials, needs assessment, collection evaluation, collection policies, producers of materials, government information, fiscal management, weeding, budgeting and censorship. Prerequisite: ILS 100 or permission of program coordinator

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09412 Collection Development Livoti 3

 

ILS 299 Library Assistant Practicum & Capstone

The library practicum is designed to provide on-the-job experience under the supervision of a professional librarian in a library or other information agency for the purpose of utilizing skills, knowledge, and attitudes acquired during the course of study leading to the associate degree. The 80 hour onsite work experience includes experience in one or more functional areas as appropriate to student interests, and specialized individual projects which meet the library/information agency and student goals. Prerequisite: All 100 and 200 level ILS courses

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09417 Library Assistant Practicum & Capstone Williams 4

 

ILS 350 Advanced Reference Services and Materials

This course will build upon the introductory reference class to cover reference materials and services for patrons. It includes an in-depth exploration of the role of teaching, information literacy and the research process, policies, building print and electronic collections, the reference interview, information seeking behavior, evaluation of reference services, outreach, marketing, the use of advanced web and social technologies, and reference space design. This course will also address current trends in reference services and discuss different means for staying current in the information and library services fields. Prerequisites ILS 150 and ILS 250.

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09413 Advanced Reference Services and Materials Livoti 3

 

ILS 365 Web Page Design

This course includes theoretical and practical methods with hands-on applications in creating a web site for a specific library information agency or an approved alternate agency. Students will work semester long to design a web site through the use of HTML tagging and a web editing program. Basic web design principles as well as human computer interaction concepts will be discussed. This course also includes an in-depth exploration of usability issues, evaluation techniques, policies and procedures, web site maintenance, presentation of information for the web and different approaches for evaluating online content. Prerequisites: CIS 100 and ILS 150

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09414 Web Page Design Weigle 3

 

ILS 385 Media and Local Production

Learning how to produce educational and promotional materials with a hands-on approach provides the focus of this course. This lab course will require students to use their creativity by producing bulletin boards, flyers, posters, video programs, audio programs and other locally produced materials.

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09484 Media and Local Production Rau 3

 

ILS 442 Library Management

Supervising staff, managing budgets, reporting to boards, public relations, promoting services, ADA regulations, and managing all the technologies in today's library comprise the course content. Prerequisite: LIB 250

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09416 Library Management Bancroft 3

 

ILS 499 Senior Capstone Internship or Advanced Research

The library practicum (120 hours on-site) is designed to provide on-the-job experience under the supervision of a professional librarian in a library or other information agency setting. This course will allow students to utilize the skills, knowledge, and library-related values acquired during their course of study leading to the bachelor's degree. If students have taken ILS 299, OR they have more than 10 years full-time experience in a library* they can request an alternate project (an original research or a hybrid research/internship project). Students, who have never worked in a library or have not taken ILS 299, must opt for the practicum option. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the ILS program. CR 6 * For this option students may need to submit a resume documenting work experience, and/or a letter of recommendation from a supervisor or acceptable peer in the lLS field who can attest to your abilities, knowledge and skills as it pertains to libraries.

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09418 Senior Capstone Internship or Advanced Research Williams 6