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Information and Library Science

100 Manning Hall, CB# 3360
(919) 962-8366

NOTE: These courses are open to students enrolled in the School of Information and Library Science. Students registered in other departments or schools may enroll in a course with permission of the School.

First Session, 2021

INLS 151 Retrieving and Analyzing Information (3) ***Cancelled***

ONLINE. Introduction to and application of the processes that can be used in seeking information, evaluating the quality of the information retrieved, and synthesizing the information into a useful form. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 161 Tools for Information Literacy (3)

ONLINE. Tools and concepts for information literacy. Includes software use and maintenance, computer applications, and networked information systems. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 201 Foundations of Information Science (3)

ONLINE. Examines the evolution of information science; information representation, organization and management; search and retrieval; human information seeking and interaction; organizational behavior and communication; policy, ethics and scholarly communications. Offered fall and spring. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 382 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite or corequisite, INLS 161. Analysis of organizational problems and how information systems can be designed to solve those problems. Application of database and interface design principles to the implementation of information systems. Evening. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 385 Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness (3)

ONLINE. Basic concepts in the way that information, people, and technology interact to influence organizational effectiveness. Principles of problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and organizational change/innovation. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 465 Understanding Information Technology for Managing Digital Collections (3) ***Cancelled***

MAYMESTER. ONLINE. Prepares students to be conversant with information technologies that underlie digital collections in order to evaluate the work of developers, delegate tasks, write requests for proposals, and establish policies and procedures. Teaches students how to think about information technology systems and recognize and manage interdependencies between parts of the systems. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 490 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Open Access (3)

ONLINE. In this course, we will explore the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the Open Access movement, examine best practices for library services, and develop strategies to prepare for the future. Throughout the course we will learn about the human, technical, and structural challenges to Open Access, and also why DEI is an integral part of scholarly communications. This course aims to provide an intensive opportunity to become conversant in foundational topics related to DEI and Open Access, including effective communication, emotional labor management, and empathy. To facilitate students’ professional development, the majority of the course will be devoted to applied learning situations, creative projects, and discussions. By the end of the course, students will be able to define and explain core concepts related to DEI and Open Access. Students will critically engage with the Open Access movement, tackling issues such as underrepresented voices, accessibility, and labor. Last, but not least, this course aims to help students become more comfortable engaging with a topic that is dynamic, timely and rapidly evolving.

INLS 520 Organization of Information (3)

ONLINE. Introduction to the problems and methods of organizing information, including information structures, knowledge schemas, data structures, terminological control, index language functions, and implications for searching. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 523 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, INLS 161 or permission of instructor. Design and implementation of basic database systems. Semantic modeling, relational database theory, including normalization, indexing, and query construction, SQL. REMOTE ONLY-ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 560 Programming for Information Professionals (3)

ONLINE. Introduction to programming and computational concepts. Students will learn to write programs using constructs such as iteration, flow control, variables, functions, and error handling. No programming experience required. Late afternoon. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 582 Systems Analysis (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, INLS 382 or graduate standing. Introduction to the systems approach to the design and development of information systems. Methods and tools for the analysis and modeling of system functionality (e.g., structured analysis) and data represented in the system (e.g., object-oriented analysis) are studied. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 685 Project Management: Strategy and Applications (3)

ONLINE. This course is a broad introduction to project management principles, tools, and strategies intended for use in a variety of applications. Key topics include project planning tools, project process groups, risk assessment, budgeting/cost estimation, and 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. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 750 Introduction Digital Curation (3)

ONLINE. 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. Offered fall, spring, summer. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 752 Digital Preservation and Access (3) ***Cancelled***

MAYMESTER. ONLINE. Focuses on best practices for the creation, provision, and long-term preservation of digital entities. Topics include digitization technologies, standards and quality control, digital asset management, grant writing and metadata. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

Second Session, 2021

INLS 385 Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness (3)

ONLINE. Basic concepts in the way that information, people, and technology interact to influence organizational effectiveness. Principles of problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and organizational change/innovation. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 500 Human Information Interactions (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, INLS 203 or graduate standing. The behavioral and cognitive activities of those who interact with information, with emphasis on the role of information mediators. How information needs are recognized and resolved; use and dissemination of information. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 513 Resource Selection and Evaluation (3)

ONLINE. Identification, provision, and evaluation of resources to meet primary needs of clientele in different institutional environments. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 523 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, INLS 161 or permission of instructor. Design and implementation of basic database systems. Semantic modeling, relational database theory, including normalization, indexing, and query construction, SQL. REMOTE ONLY-ASYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 581 Research Methods Overview (3)***Cancelled***

ONLINE. An introduction to research methods used in information and library science, exploring the design, interpretation, analysis and application of published research. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

INLS 767 Information Assurance (3)

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.