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Information and Library Science

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

First Session, 2020

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.

INLS 382 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

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. Late afternoon.

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.

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

MAYMESTER. 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.

INLS 490-267 Systematically Searching and Analyzing Scholarly Publications (3)

MAYMESTER. This course will cover (1) how to construct search queries and systematically search in both proprietary and free accessible citation databases (e.g., Web of Science, Scopus, & PubMed) as well as grey literatures; (2) how to effectively manage search results using selected reference management systems and apply software and automated tools for screening; (3) how to implement both basic and advanced bibliometrics measures and tools to analyze publications for quick insights. ***Canceled***

INLS 501 Information Resources and Services (3)

ONLINE. 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. Offered fall and spring. ***Canceled***

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.

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.

INLS 560 Programming for Information Professionals (3)

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.

INLS 581 Research Methods Overview (3)

ONLINE. An introduction to research methods used in information and library science, exploring the design, interpretation, analysis and application of published research. ***Canceled***

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.

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.

INLS 690-279 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Access (3)

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. To facilitate students’ professional development, the majority of the course will be devoted to in-class activities, creative projects, and discussions. Late afternoon.

INLS 752 Digital Preservation and Access (3)

MAYMESTER. 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. ***Canceled***

Second Session, 2020

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.

INLS 151 Retrieving and Analyzing Information (3)

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.

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.

INLS 500 Human Computer 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.

INLS 513 Resource Selection and Evaluation (3)

ONLINE. Identification, provision, and evaluation of resources to meet primary needs of clientele in different institutional environments.

INLS 781 Proposal Development (1.5)

ONLINE.  Prerequisite-INLS 581. Development of a proposal for master’s paper/project.