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Information and Library Science

100 Manning Hall, CB# 3360
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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

CHIP 490 Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare Systems (3)

Introduction to human performance and limitations in the design of effective and efficient healthcare systems, an area where it is vital to limit mistakes because human error can affect patient safety. This course is a broad survey of human factors engineering theory and methods to the analysis and improvement of healthcare delivery systems. Applied projects and case studies are used to identify the human role in accidents and to identify design improvements.

CHIP 490 Methods in Biomedical and Health Informatics (3)

Will cover well-established machine-learning methods and their applications for addressing biomedical and healthcare problems and needs. Hands-on programming of methods using Python and assessment of results will be taught. The course will be based on a textbook and supplementary materials provided in “Methods in Medical Informatics”. About a dozen case studies, with hands-on, worked out examples will be utilized.

INLS 161 Tools for Information Literacy (3)

Tools and concepts for information literacy. Includes software use and maintenance, computer applications, and networked information systems.

INLS 201 Foundations of Information Science (3)

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. Late afternoon. Monday-Thursday 4:15-6:15pm

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. Evening, M, T, R, 6:00-8:35pm

INLS 385 Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness (3)

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 490 Learning Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology (3)

This project-based course focuses on the theoretical and practical applications and issues related to designing digital media (e.g. videos, animations, podcasts, infographics) and environments (e.g. interactive websites, learning management systems, online courses) for training and development. In this course, we will explore various models of Instructional Design, learning theories, multimedia design principles, and effective pedagogical strategies and apply this knowledge to the design of educational digital media.

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.  

INLS 582 Systems Analysis (3)

MAYMESTER. 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 690-279 Open Access Resources for Information Professionals (3)

What is Open Access and how does it relate to diversity, equity and inclusion in the library and information field? 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.

INLS 732 Children’s Literature and Related Materials (3)

Survey of literature and related materials for children with emphasis on twentieth-century authors and illustrators. Late Afternoon. M, T, R, 3:15-5:50pm

INLS 750 Introduction Digital Curation (3)

Introduces students to digital curation, focusing on 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

Second Session, 2021

CHIP 490 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Healthcare (3)

An introductory course in statistics intended for students interested in healthcare research. Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests with applications in the real world. This course prepares students to (a) better comprehend results presented in journal articles and research reports and (b) conduct statistical analyses for methodology courses as well as independent research (e.g., theses). This course covers the analysis of data from experimental and nonexperimental research in healthcare and allied fields, emphasizing the application and logical nature of statistical reasoning.

INLS 201 Foundations of Information Science (3)

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. Late afternoon.

INLS 385 Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness (3)

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 Information Interactions (3)

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)

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

INLS 751 Data Governance and Curation (3)

This course explores best practices, standards, new tools, and workflows for the full range of data lifecycle activities including: FAIR data; the ethics of data collection, analysis, and storage, data sharing and reuse for the academic, government, and business sectors; key data curation standards; data quality; document and content management; data maturity models; and organizational change management. The second half of the class focuses on data governance.

INLS 754 Access Outreach and Public Service in Cultural Heritage Repositories (3)

Explores user needs, information seeking behaviors, and provision of access to primary source materials in archives, manuscript repositories, and museums. User education and outreach are major focuses. Offered biennially.