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LS 5003. Collection Development. Introduction to collection development, evaluation, selection criteria, and tools. Discussion of community analysis, censorship, library standards, and the publishing industry. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5013. Information Organization and Retrieval. Organization of information and the tools used to represent and provide access to information in libraries and information agencies; cataloging, classification, subject analysis, indexing, metadata, and retrieval strategies. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5043. Information and Communication Technology. Concept and management of information technology related to library and information work; database, networking, web technologies, and social and ethical aspects of information and communication technology applied to libraries and information agencies. Credit: Three hours. (formerly LS 5143)

LS 5083. Foundations of Library and Information Studies. Purposes, challenges, and principles of library and information studies; its organization and operations as a profession. Credit: Three hours. (formerly LS 5813)

LS 5103. Cataloging and Classification. Standard descriptive and subject cataloging of library materials; theory and practice of classification schemes; technical services operations; use of online databases in cataloging and technical services. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5133. Indexing and Abstracting. Theory and techniques of indexing journal literature, books, newspapers; database production; survey of commercially available products; theory and techniques of preparation of abstracts, annotations, and other condensed versions of documents. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5213. Information Sources in Business. Study of literature, information sources and services, and bibliographical aids in various fields of business such as marketing, advertising, finance, banking, management, accounting, insurance, corporate statistics; consideration of business library operations. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5233. Multimedia Resources and Services. Existing and emerging multimedia information technologies with emphasis on the design, production, and organization of multimedia resources for K-12 settings: classrooms, libraries, media centers, and network-accessible information sites. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5253. Electronic Information Resources in the Health Sciences. Survey course of electronic information resources in the health sciences including online command driven systems, menu driven systems, and CD-ROM products. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5263. Information Sources and Services. Survey of print and electronic reference tools; terminology, techniques, concepts of modern reference service; question-negotiation and formulation of effective search strategies; evaluation of information sources and services. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5303. The Public Library. Background of modern American public library; organization and administration; philosophy; services for types of patrons with special needs; performance measures; regional and state development; federal and state aid programs; current trends. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5313. The College and University Library. Administrative principles and practices as applied to college and university libraries; standards, services, materials, personnel, budget, quarters, reports, and statistics. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5323. The Special Library. History, theory of special library management; organization; management of special materials; relationship of librarian to staff, clientele, upper management; standards of special librarianship. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5333. School Library Media Center. Philosophy, management and planning of resources, personnel, programs, and facilities; budgeting; collection building; instructional design; services to students and teachers; program evaluation; public relations. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5343. Youth Programs. History, philosophy, and objectives of library service to youth; organization and administration; emphasis on programming and service with special attention to multicultural needs of today's youth; techniques of booktalking and storytelling. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5363. Health Sciences Information Services Management. History and development of currnet healthcare environment; focus on the emergence of evidence-based practices as ongoing drivers for change in health sciences library professional practices and services. Prerequisite: LS 5553 for non-Library Science majors. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5383. Library Management. Administrative theory, organizational planning, leadership styles, decision-making, problem solving, and other aspects of the management process applied to libraries. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5403. Library Technology Systems. Planning, selection, migration, implementation, and assessment of library-related software and hardware, including integrated library systems. Overview of current library technology trends and issues. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5413. Systems Analysis and Design for Libraries. Analysis of actual or simulated library systems; their evaluation and the design of replacement systems. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5443. Librarians as Instructional Partners. Learning and libraries; the role of the librarian and resource-based learning within the curriculum; the librarian as a teaching partner, team member, and instructional consultant. Learning theory and educational issues as they apply to cooperative planning, and implementation projects designed to improve information literacy and scholastic achievement. Prerequisite: LS 5333. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5463. Medical Specialties and Specialized Information Resources. Survey of medical specialties, subspecialties, and special topics with corresponding examination of relevant information resources. Includes traditional print resources as well as electronic information resources. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5473. Health Reference Services & Resources. Survey of health care reference resources, techniques, and services. Emphasis on evidence-based practice in research, retrieval, and evaluation of quality health information in support of patient care. Topics include reference service practices, information seeking behaviors of healthcare professions, education and training for use of health information resources, and emergent trends and issues in health reference services. Prerequisite: LS 5553 for non-Library Science majors. Credit: Three hours. 

LS 5483. Consumer Health Information Resources. History and development of consumer health information resources; role of professional and governmental agencies in provision of consumer health information; policy issues related to provision of consumer health information. Consumer health professional literature, user information needs, user resources, and information services. Identification, selection, utilization, and evaluation of consumer health information for special populations within specialized educational and healthcare settings. Trends and issues in consumer health informatics. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5493. Information Sources and Services in Humanities and Social Sciences. Survey of print and electronic tools and services in the humanities and the social sciences; terminology, techniques, information needs, and seeking behavior of researchers, practitioners, and general public. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5513. Online Information Retrieval. Creation and distribution of machine readable databases; organization of commercial search systems; query languages; search strategies; search aids; search evaluation; management of online services in libraries and information centers. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5523. Multicultural Librarianship. Identification and selection of materials appropriate for diverse cultures; services and programs in school and public libraries. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5533. Internet Research for Non-Library Science Majors.  Internet information research including file structures, web browsers, and online communication. Current Internet trends, issues, practices, and standardization; tools for research and evaluation of online resources. It is strongly advised that students take this course in preparation for LS 5553 Electronic Information Retrieval for Non-Library Science Majors. Credit: Three hours. (Not available for MLS or MA in Library Science degree credit.)

LS 5553. Electronic Information Retrieval for Non-Library Science Majors. Basic concepts, principles and techniques associated with accessing, identifying and using information on the Internet and in online research databases. Requires basic computer and Internet skills, and file management. Prerequisite: LS 5533 or equivalent. Credit: Three hours. (Not available for MLS or MA in Library Science degree credit.)

LS 5573. Web Development for the Information Professions. Techniques, concepts, and principles associated with learning (X)HTML and CSS coding for user-friendly website development. Identifying, using, and evaluating Internet information resources. Learning the history of the Internet. Understanding current Internet issues and trends. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5603. Literature for Children and Young Adults. Survey of literature and reference materials for children and young adults. Emphasis on reading interests, professional evaluation, educational uses, and readers' advisory. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5623. Advanced Literature for Young Adults.
Selection and evaluation of literature meeting interests, needs and abilities of young adults in a contemporary, pluralistic society; techniques of reading guidance; emphasis on current issues; individual study project required. Prerequisite: LS 5603. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5633. Art of Storytelling. Examination of folk literature of world cultures as a source of materials for storytelling; storytelling techniques including selection of materials, preparation, and presentation; planning story hours and other folk literature based programs. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5643. Literacy Programs in Libraries. Role of libraries in promoting literacy. Particular emphasis upon public library family literacy programs, the emergent literacy process, government programs, workplace literacy, ESL literacy programs, and cultural literacy. Planning and proposal development for literacy programs, including needs assessment, goal setting, and evaluative methods. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5653. Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults. Literature for children and young adults which reflects the culture and experiences of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Native Americans; selection guidelines, evaluation of literary quality, cultural authenticity, and educational uses. Prerequisite: LS 5603. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5663. Poetry for Children and Young Adults. Major poets, titles, and anthologies of contemporary poetry published for children and young adults; reading and responding to poetry for young people; sharing poetry with children; understanding poetic forms and formats, incorporating multicultural poetry, making curricular connections, and fostering children's responses to poetry. Prerequisite: LS 5603. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5723. Seminar: Advanced Cataloging. Advanced work in descriptive and subject cataloging, with study of current developments including automated techniques. Study of Library of Congress and other classification schemes. Prerequisite: LS 5103 or equivalent. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5753. Research Methods. Methods and techniques of research applicable to problems in library and information studies. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5823. Library Marketing and Advocacy. Customer service, publicity, use of technology for publicity, public relations, networking, professionalism, and other aspects of marketing and advocacy applied to public, school, academic, and special libraries. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5833. Information Ethics. History of ethics and ethical issues librarians will encounter as information professionals; framework in which to analyze ethical concerns. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5843. Practicum. Professionally supervised work experience in approved school, public, academic, or special libraries. One hundred and twenty hours of work experience; students seeking school librarian certification admitted to MLS program on or after January 1, 2009, complete one-hundred and sixty hours of work experience. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5901. Special Topics. An organized class for the study of a particular area or subject not offered in another scheduled course. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for credit when the specific topic of investigation varies.

LS 5903. Special Topics. Investigation under faculty direction of special topics. Credit: Three hours. May be repeated for credit when the specific topic of investigation varies.

LS 5911. Individual Study. Individual study of topics in librarianship, research, or information science selected in accordance with student's interests and needs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credit: One hour.

LS 5913. Individual Study. Individual study of topics in librarianship, research, or information science selected in accordance with student's interests and needs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5983. Thesis. Credit: Three hours.

LS 5993. Thesis. Prerequisite: LS 5983. Credit: Three hours.

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