Course title: Motivational Aspects of Information Use

Course number: IST617

Credit hours: 3

University: Syracuse University

Brief description: Theories of motivation and behavior affecting
information use in learning, workplace, and virtual environments. Emphasis on
applying motivational theories and models to management practices in
information organizations and to the design of information resources and
presentations

Notes: Start date 8/26/2019 End date 12/06/2019.
Asynchronous in Blackboard.

Syllabus link (if available): NA

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Information Resources and Services

Course number: INLS 501

Credit hours: 3

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brief description: Analysis, use, and evaluation of information and
reference systems, services, and tools for both printed and electronic
delivery. Provides a foundation in electronic information search techniques,
question negotiation, interviewing, and instruction.

Notes: Asynchronous 08/20/2019 – 12/13/2019

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Information Analytics

Course number: INLS 625

Credit hours: 3

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brief description: This course introduces analytical techniques to deal
with very large data sets. Students will become familiar with predictive
modeling, clustering, data mining, and paradigms such as Map Reduce

Notes: asynchronous 08/20/2019 – 12/13/2019

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Project Management:
Strategy and Application

Course number: INLS 690-03W

Credit hours: 3

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brief description: This course introduces fundamental strategies used
in successful project management. Topics include project planning tools,
project life cycles, risk assessment, reasons behind project failures, and
stakeholder & team management.  Through the use of readings, videos,
assignments, and forum discussions, students will have the opportunity to
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the strategy behind successful
project management and problem resolution

Notes: asynchronous 08/20/2019 – 12/13/2019

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Introduction to Digital Curation

Course number: INLS 750

Credit hours: 3

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brief description: Introduces students to digital curation; focusing
best practices for the creation, selection, storage, provision, and long-term
preservation of digital entities. Discusses the digital/data curation
lifecycles and identifies the activities associated with each stage and their
social, legal, ethical, and policy implications

Notes: asynchronous 08/20/2019 – 12/13/2019

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Information Assurance

Course number: INLS 767

Credit hours: 3

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brief description: Information assurance is a
broader concept than (computerized) information security. It deals with aspects
of data integrity, privacy, paper and human security issues, and security from
several perspectives: legal issues, technical tools and methods, social and
ethical concerns, and organization’s policies and procedures, and standards.

Notes: asynchronous 08/20/2019 – 12/13/2019

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Code & Power

Course number: LIS 500

Credit hours: 3

University: UW-Madison iSchool

Brief description: Does the Internet flatten the world? How do race,
class, gender and other forms of intersectional oppression show up in code?
What are the social relationships that structure our Digital Society?
Overcoming gaps in information access and participation starts with you. This
course combines an introduction to computer scripting with a critical
examination of inequality in the contemporary computing industries. Students will
increase their computing confidence through interactive hands-on exercises to
gain mastery of core scripting concepts applicable to a variety of coding tools
(e.g., HTML, PHP, SQL). At the same time, students will learn to design and
assess inclusive computing activities and events through hands-on projects.

Notes: Start date: Sept. 4 End date: Last class day Dec. 11; exam
period ends Dec. 19. Synchronous

Syllabus link (if available): available upon request; email
dsshapiro@wisc.edu

Number of seats available: 2


Course title: Records Management

Course number: LIS 616

Credit hours: 3

University: UW-Madison iSchool

Brief description: The course will provide an overview of records
management practices and principles in organizations. Content will be
applicable to business records created in any format and will address records
management challenges and strategies. We will also discuss the relationship
between records management and archives.

Notes: Start date: Sept. 4 End date: Last class day Dec. 11; exam
period ends Dec. 19. Synchronous

Syllabus link (if available): available upon request; email
dsshapiro@wisc.edu

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Preservation Management
in Libraries and Archives

Course number: INFO 540

Credit hours: 3

Faculty:

University: Victoria University of Wellington

Brief description: The principles and practice of information
preservation with an emphasis on management of preservation activities in a New
Zealand bicultural context. Topics include preservation standards, ethics and
policies, conservation solutions for various media, collection assessment and
project management.

Note: Start date: 11/11/2019 End date:22/2/2020. There is a break for
holidays: 20 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

Asynchronous:  Asynchronous: The class has recorded synchronous
sessions held Wed, at 17:00 – 18:30 NZST. The recordings are available for
review for asynchronous students. WISE students are welcome to join synchronous
sessions.

Syllabus link (if available): https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/info/540/2019/offering?crn=10613

Number of seats available:3


Course title: Managing Digital Collections

Course number: INFO 547

Credit hours: 3

University: Victoria University of Wellington

Brief description: The course covers the purpose, strategies, tools and
standards used to digitise information and its subsequent management. It
explores issues relating to digitisation, in particular those concerning the
planning, creation, organisation and management of digitised collections.

Notes: This is a 5-week block course. Start date: 11/11/2019.  End
date: 22/12/2019

Asynchronous: The class has recorded synchronous sessions held Thurs,
17:00 – 20:15 (NZST). The recordings are available for review for asynchronous
students. WISE students are welcome to join synchronous sessions.

Syllabus link (if available):
https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/info/540/2019/offering?crn=10613

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Music Librarianship and Bibliography

Course number: IS 530MAO

Credit hours: 2

Faculty:

University: University of Illinois

Course Description: Music Librarianship is a unique field, requiring a
firm grasp of principles of music and librarianship. This course will cover a
number of aspects of music librarianship, including music collections,
information literacy, and music technology. Students will explore the current
literature on music librarianship and analyze the theoretical aspects of the
field through discussions and written assignments. Students will also delve
into the practice of music librarianship by meeting music librarians and
completing a project for a music library.

Notes: Meets 08/26/19-10/18/19. Synchronous: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Central Time.

Most recent syllabus:

Number of seats available: 5


Course title: E-Resources Management

Course number: IS 590ERO

Credit hours: 4

Faculty:

University: University of Illinois

Course Description: In-depth exploration of current topics in the
rapidly changing world of e-resources management in libraries and information
centers. Discusses trends, problems, and issues relating to how e- resources
are reshaping the entire spectrum of library service. Example areas of focus
include open access publishing, scholarly communication, proprietary as well as
open source e-resources management systems, licensing and copyright issues,
consortia, usage statistics, balancing e- resources with more traditional
collections and services, and intellectual access challenges in a highly
diffuse information environment.

Notes: Meets 08/26/19-12/11/19. Synchronous: Mondays, 7-9pm Central
Time

Most recent syllabus:
https://uofi.box.com/s/canhw9b9lmkx1p2e1jhg1cdrcirfcbkl

Number of seats available: 5


Course title: Youth Services Community Engagement

Course number: IS 490YSO

Credit hours: 2 or 4 credit hours

Faculty:

University: University of Illinois

Course Description: This service-learning course will examine youth
services by exploring how young people’s information and educational needs are
met by community institutions and organizations. We will draw upon youth
services librarianship and youth informatics concepts to explore youth
informatics in after school programs, community center programs, and other
institutions that serve young people. A significant portion of coursework will
take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved
projects that match students’ interests. 2 Credit students will be enrolled for
the last eight weeks of the term. 4 Credit students will be enrolled for the
full term, and during the first half of the course will examine the
implementation of computing and coding programs in libraries and other youth
services community informatics settings.

Notes: Meets 08/26/19-12/11/19. Synchronous: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Central
Time

Most recent syllabus:
https://uofi.box.com/s/e65elnyaqf3pvx6owon16d1pnev41djc

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

Course number: IS 546AO

Credit hours: 2

Faculty:

University: University of Illinois

Course Description: Examines intellectual freedom issues throughout the
United States and the world. Approaches intellectual freedom as an ethical
issue based in interpretations of the First Amendment and the United Nations
Declaration of Human Rights. The course encourages information professionals to
view commitment to intellectual freedom as a core professional value and gives
students the opportunity to develop skills and strategies needed to navigate
censorship controversies in the workplace.

Notes: Meets 10/21/19-12/11/19. Synchronous: Tuesdays, 4-6:30pm Central
Time

Most recent syllabus:
https://uofi.box.com/s/6xb0qxmqymmguj7tw1cbg5asofg994vi

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Bookbinding: History, Principles, Practice

Course number: IS 590BBO

Credit hours: 2

Faculty:

University: University of Illinois

Course Description: A hands-on exploration of multiple styles of
bookbinding. Students will acquire fundamental technical knowledge by creating
a variety of book structures using traditional tools and materials. An
appreciation of the history of bindings will be gained through readings and
virtual visits to Rare Book and Manuscript Rooms.

Notes: Meets 08/26/19-10/18/19. Synchronous: Mondays, 7-9pm Central
Time

Most recent syllabus: https://uofi.box.com/s/nn2ppwod6va3kzvpjd2hhiacfzgvuor8

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Evaluation of Information Services

Course number: LIS 403

Credit hours:3

Faculty:

University: Simmons University

Course Description: The course applies the principles of evaluation
research to contemporary information management problems. It covers the
fundamentals of identifying and investigating problems relevant to continuous
quality enhancement and communicating the results to decision makers.

Notes: Course runs 9/10/19 – 12/13/19. Asynchronous

Most recent syllabus:


Course title: Theories of Information Science

Course number: LIS 484-OL

Credit hours:

Faculty:

University: Simmons University

Course Description: This course covers the fundamental concepts and
theories pertaining to information science. The course content includes core
concepts and theories, information context, user and needs, information seeking
and behavior, information interaction and retrieval, information use, and other
related topics. Through this course, students will examine, analyze, and
synthesize professional and scholarly work in this field, develop an
understanding of the history of the field, and project the future of
information science and their own leadership role within it. Assignments may
range from literature search, opinion paper, annotated bibliography,
presentations on theories and models, to oral history interviews of persons in
the field.

Notes: Asynchronous

Most recent syllabus:


Course title: Museum Collection Development

Course number: LBSCI 7903

Credit hours: 3

Faculty: Carey Stumm

University: Queens College, Graduate School of Library and Information
Studies

Course Description: This course will cover the essential elements of
the management of museum collections including collection policy, legal and
ethical concerns, artifact handling, documentation, information management,
preservation, exhibition and access. Museum collections that will be studied
include collections of art, history, natural history, science and moving
image/multimedia. Course topics will be demonstrated through videos,
discussions, case-studies, reading, and various activities. Assignments include
researching various topics and discussing them in online forums, a research
paper about preservation, a museum exhibit evaluation, creating an online
collection record through E-Hive, and two exams. Field trip to a museum exhibit
is required.

Notes: Start date: 08/27/2019 End date: 12/20/2019 Asynchronous.

Most recent syllabus if available:
Number of seats: 5


Course Title: Collection Development

Course number: LBSCI 711

Credit hours: 3
Faculty: Miriam Tuliao

University: Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information
Studies

Description: Design of collection policy; criteria for selection and
maintenance; evaluation techniques; resource sharing; organization and
management of collection development, electronic and print.

Notes: “Start date: August 27, 2019 End date: December 20, 2019. Asynchronous

Number of seats: 5


Course title: Information Ethics

Course number: LIS 2194

Credit hours: 3.0

University: University of Pittsburgh, School of Computing and
Information, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship

Brief description: Digital-age intersection of information and ethics
with emphasis on key areas of intellectual property, privacy, confidentiality,
authenticity, plagiarism, diversity/inclusion and special populations,
accessibility, intellectual freedom, censorship, social networking,
cyberbullying, security, preservation, transparency, accountability, policy
making, and professionalism. Ethical theories and application of ethical
decision-making models to real-world library and information center scenarios.
Analysis of codes of ethics. Issues and resources related to creation,
implementation, enforcement, and assessment of institutional ethical codes.

Notes: Asynchronous Delivery.  Class Start Date –
August 26, 2019.  Class End Date – December 14, 2019.  Last Day to
Enroll – Friday July 26, 2019.

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Managing and Leading Information Services

Course number: LIS 2700

Credit hours: 3.0

University: University of Pittsburgh, School of Computing and
Information, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship

Brief description: Managing and leading libraries and information
services, one of the required core courses for the MLIS degree, focuses on key
management theories and practice-based competencies in preparing students to be
successful, service-oriented managers and leaders at all levels of diverse
organizations. Students in this diversity and inclusion ‘infused course will
develop understanding of important skill sets and management and leadership
domain areas, such as communication; strategic planning; core values and
organizational culture; leading productive meetings; managing people, money,
facilities, conflict, and change; legal and ethical issues; collaboration and
partnerships; marketing and public relations; and professional development.
Guest speakers representing different types of libraries, as well as other
institutional settings, will provide students with exposure to varied
management and leadership styles and perspectives. Individual and group
assignments, course content and case studies from non-profit and for-profit
sectors, readings, podcasts, and in-class and online discussions will examine
emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities for 21st century information
center managers and leaders.

Notes: Asynchronous Delivery.  Class Start Date –
August 26, 2019.  Class End Date – December 14, 2019.  Last Day to
Enroll – Friday July 26, 2019.

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Resources and Services for Adults

Course number: LIS 2332

Credit hours: 3.0

University: University of Pittsburgh, School of Computing and
Information, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship

Brief description: Survey of materials in a variety of formats of
interest to and importance for adults, with an emphasis on popular resources,
utilization of resources and program development.

Notes: Asynchronous Delivery.  Class Start Date –
August 26, 2019.  Class End Date – December 14, 2019.  Last Day to
Enroll – Friday July 26, 2019.

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Intellectual Freedom Seminar

Course number: Info234-10

Credit hours: 3

Faculty: Gardner

University: San Jose State University

Course Description: Focuses on current intellectual freedom issues and
the centrality of intellectual freedom to librarianship.

Notes: Synchronous. Students must meet the school’s home computing and technology
literacy prerequisites. See
https://ischool.sjsu.edu/home-computing-environment.

Most recent syllabus:
https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=8066


Course title: Info. Technology Tools and Applications – Advanced: Big Data Analytics and Management

Course number: Info246-13

Credit hours: 3

Faculty: Chen

University: San Jose State University

Course Description: “In this course, students will explore
important big data technologies, trends, infrastructure, and management issues
that enable users to make informed and strategic decisions with the presence of
large-scale datasets. Specifically, the course will consist of three main
parts:

Big data infrastructure: Students will focus on learning big data
technologies and trends, including large-scale databases, map-reduce paradigm,
and big data mining. Big data hands-on practice: Students will gain hands-on
learning experience with the software “Splunk”. Students will be able
to conduct big data analysis and visualization in Splunk with real-world data
sets such as Twitter data (i.e., “tweets”). (Please note: Some
experiences in scripting languages may be helpful but are not required.)

Big data real-world uses: Students will discuss how big data analytics
and management skills can be applied to different real-world fields, such as
libraries and health science, and various issues including opportunities and
challenges.”

Notes: Synchronous. Students must meet the school’s home computing and technology
literacy prerequisites. See
https://ischool.sjsu.edu/home-computing-environment.

Most recent syllabus:
https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=8022


Course title: Seminar in Contemporary Issues: Crisis/Disaster Health Informatics

Course number: Info281-11

Credit hours: 3

Faculty: Hagar

University: San Jose State University

Course Description: “This course explores the interconnectedness
of information, people, and technologies in a crisis/disaster (e.g. hurricanes,
earthquakes, pandemics) and the intersecting trajectories of social, technical
and information perspectives in crises/disasters. In particular, it examines
how information is generated, accessed, organized, coordinated, and
disseminated during a crisis/disaster. The course also examines the multiple
roles that information professionals and libraries can play in crisis/disaster
preparedness and response.

The first half of the course focuses on crisis/disaster information
topics in general. The second half of the course focuses on crisis/disaster health
information: for example, health information sources accessed in
crises/disasters; information dissemination during pandemics; health
information provided by national and international organizations, and the
challenges of providing health information in humanitarian crises. Students
reflect on lessons learned from past crises and on strategies to manage future
crises. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to enable
them to be key players in crisis/disaster preparedness and response.”

Notes: Synchronous. Students must meet the school’s home computing and technology
literacy prerequisites. See
https://ischool.sjsu.edu/home-computing-environment.

Most recent syllabus:
https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=7847


Course title: Seminar in Library Management: Digital Asset Management

Course number: Info282-10

Credit hours: 3

Faculty: Horodyski

University: San Jose State University

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to
the fundamental concepts, terminology, practice, and application of digital
asset management in the public and private sector. It will feature discussions
on metadata, workflow, taxonomy, data security, and preservation of digital
assets.

Notes: Synchronous. Students must meet the school’s home computing and technology
literacy prerequisites. See
https://ischool.sjsu.edu/home-computing-environment.

Most recent syllabus:
https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=8410


Course title: Seminar in Library Management: Marketing Your Skills in a Networked World

Course number: Info282-11

Credit hours: 2

Faculty: Brown

University: San Jose State University

Course Description: “This course focuses on two main areas:
highlighting your skills and expertise online, and exploring the changing world
of library and information careers, specifically alternative careers in library
and information work.  You will walk away from this course with an approach to
effectively making yourself stand out via social tools in a competitive
information services and library market, and with a broader understanding of
how you might apply your information skills to a variety of positions and
settings.

For the final project in this fast-moving, eight-week course, you will
come away with some kind of online presence – typically a new or improved
LinkedIn profile, a blog, or a Twitter feed.”

Notes: Synchronous. This course runs from October 14th – December 9th.
Students must meet the school’s home computing and technology literacy
prerequisites. See https://ischool.sjsu.edu/home-computing-environment.

Most recent syllabus:
https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=8135


Course title: Seminar in Library Management: Project Management

Course number: Info282-13

Credit hours: 2

Faculty: Gaffney

University: San Jose State University

Course Description: This course introduces essential strategies and
techniques for project management. Topics include: management styles,
institutional constraints, project life cycles, stakeholder management, scope
definition, risk assessment, project planning tools, and team management.

Notes: Synchronous. This course runs from August 21 through October 16. Students
must meet the school’s home computing and technology literacy prerequisites.
See https://ischool.sjsu.edu/home-computing-environment.

Most recent syllabus:
https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=8347


Course title: Resources Description and Access II             

Course number: Info5220

Credit hours: 3

University: University of North Texas–Department of Information
Science

Brief description: To build on the instruction and experiences gained
in the INFO 5210 Resource Description and Access I or an equivalent beginning
cataloging course or other comparable experience to develop student skills in
creating, editing and processing bibliographic and authority records; To
familiarize students with the latest requirements of descriptive and subject
cataloging (including classification) using a bibliographic utility; To help students
develop expertise in the organization, control, and access of various kinds of
information resources.

Notes: Synchronous

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 5

 

Course title: Seminar in Trends and Issues in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: We Need Diverse Books
Course number: Info5425
Credit hours: 3
Faculty: Dr. Janet Hilbun (Retired UNT May 2015, teaching adjunct.)
University: University of North Texas – Department of Information Science
Brief description: An examination of children’s and young adult literature from the viewpoint of diversity—cultural, ethnic, physical, economic, gender, historical-and the implications for libraries, programming, and collection development.
Notes: This is a reading intensive course.
Syllabus link (if available):
Number of seats available: 12

Course title: Database Design & Management

Course number: 17:610: 557

Credit hours: 3

University: Rutgers University

Brief description: This course introduces students to databases, data modeling, and database management systems for information management and retrieval. Both theory and practical technology experiences will take place balancing database concepts, design, implementation and usage.

Notes: Synchronous. End date: Dec. 16
Students who take the database course should have competency in:
-Ability to develop simple web sites using HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.
-Ability to download, install, and (a general idea of how to) use software applications such as:
–> FileZilla Client for transferring files to the web server.
–> MySQL Workbench as the DBMS (Database Management System) to connect to and access the database space provided on the database server.
For questions, please contact Prof. Suchinthi Fernando at suchinthi.fernando@rutgers.edu

Syllabus link (if available): https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/courses?courses=557&program=All

Number of seats available: 2


Course title: Academic Libraries

Course number: LIBS 6810

Credit hours: 3

University: East Carolina University Master of Library Science Program

Brief description: This course introduces students to issues and trends in community college,
college and university libraries. Students will become familiar with current research, trends
and information related to academic libraries and their practices.

Notes: Asynchronous. Course start date: August 19, 2019 and end date: December 3, 2019.

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3


Course title: Library Administration and Management

Course number: LIBS 6031

Credit hours: 3

University: East Carolina University Master of Library Science Program

Brief description: This courses shares theory and principles of management with
relevant application for public, school, and academic libraries.

Notes:Asynchronous. Course start date: August 19, 2019 and end date: December 3, 2019.

Syllabus link (if available):

Number of seats available: 3