Library Media and Information Science (LMIS)

Courses

LMIS 250. Introduction to Libraries and Information Science. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the types of libraries, their organization, services, standards, technology, and issues with an emphasis on the role of the school librarian.
Typically Offered: Fall.

LMIS 299. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Courses not offered in the regular catalog that provide an opportunity to extend student learning.
Typically Offered: On sufficient demand.
Repeatable: Up to 12 Credits.

LMIS 360. Collection Development. 3 Credits.

An examination of the basic principles of selection and evaluation of library materials, study and practice in the use of selection aids, and the development of collection policies and procedures.
Typically Offered: Fall.

LMIS 365. The Organization of Information. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the principles and theories of library cataloging, and practical experience in the use of descriptive and subject cataloging, classification and the MARC format.
Typically Offered: Spring.

LMIS 370. Reference Sources and Services. 3 Credits.

An exploration of reference services and information literacy instruction with an emphasis on conducting reference interviews, online searching techniques, and using reference sources in multiple formats.
Typically Offered: Fall.

LMIS 394. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

Directed reading, study, and/or activities in selected topics.
Typically Offered: On sufficient demand.
Repeatable: Up to 12 Credits.

LMIS 399. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Courses not offered in the regular catalog that provide an opportunity to extend student learning.
Typically Offered: On sufficient demand.
Repeatable: Up to 12 Credits.

LMIS 430. Administration of the School Library Media Center. 3 Credits.

A study of the objectives and functions of a school library media center and the principles of library management. Consideration is given to teacher-librarian relationships and to current library issues.
Typically Offered: Spring.

LMIS 445. Standards for Effective Libraries. 3 Credits.

An introduction to national and state curricular and library media standards, with a focus on teaching and learning strategies to integrate information literacy into the curriculum and fostering collaboration among librarians and classroom teachers.
Typically Offered: Fall.

LMIS 470. Current Issues in Librarianship. 3 Credits.

An exploration of current and/or controversial issues in librarianship, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and their use in the library or classroom.
Typically Offered: Spring.

LMIS 494. Undergraduate Research. 3-12 Credits.

The course is designed to integrate subject matter from major coursework and other disciplines into a project that leads to the creation of an original body of knowledge.
Typically Offered: On sufficient demand.
Repeatable: Up to 12 Credits.

LMIS 497. Internship. 3-12 Credits.

An opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to an on-the-job work experience. Internship must be related to the student's major or minor course of study and may be in any geographic location. Credit is granted in the range of three to twelve hours per semester and may be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. Application and approval through Career Services.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisites: Junior Standing or Senior Standing and cum GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Grading: S/U only.
Repeatable: Up to 12 Credits.

LMIS 499. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Courses not offered in the regular catalog that provide an opportunity to extend student learning.
Typically Offered: On sufficient demand.
Repeatable: Up to 12 Credits.