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Law Librarianship Course Study

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Course of Study
Organization of Information
 

This course of study is designed to guide LIS students in developing specialized knowledge and skills related to the organization of information objects such as metadata standards, database management, and the management of physical and digital information resources.  Coursework provides students with a solid foundation in the following areas: the theory and principles of information organization, standards and best practices in information organization and management, understanding of user needs and information seeking behavior, awareness and use of local and global standards for organizing information, proficient use of technologies for organizing information, and application of research findings. A student who pursues this course of study will be well-equipped to work in any type of library or information center, and be qualified for positions such as: cataloger, indexer, metadata specialist, digital library specialist, electronic resources librarian, and technical services librarian.

The department offers a variety of courses that focus on the organization of information. Students interested in this course of study will take the four required courses plus the six highly recommended courses and two of the elective courses. The student is encouraged to consult with their advisor to plan a course of study that will best meet the student's personal and professional needs.

LIS Courses:

The department offers a variety of courses that focus on the organization of information. Students interested in this course of study will take the four required courses plus the six highly recommended courses and two of the elective courses. The student is encouraged to consult with their advisor to plan a course of study that will best meet the student's personal and professional needs.

Required Courses (4 courses: 12 credits)
LSC 551: Organization of Information
LSC 553: Information Sources and Services
LSC 555: Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers
LSC 557:The Information Professions in Society

 

Highly Recommended Courses (6 courses: 18 credits)
LSC 522: Digital Content Creation and Management

LSC 606: Cataloging & Classification
LSC 610: Information Architecture and Web Design
LSC 615: Metadata
LSC 616: Indexing, Abstracting and Thesaurus Construction
LSC 635: Use and Users of Libraries and Information

LSC 652: Foundations of Digital Libraries
LSC 654: Database Management

 

Other Electives (2 courses: 6 credits)
LSC 603: Technical Services
LSC 641: Collection Development

LSC 648: Digital Curation
LSC 672: Management

LSC 675: Research Methods
LSC 695: Practicum

LSC 713: Advanced Cataloging & Classification

LSC 747: Special Collections
LSC 753: Programming for Web Applications

 

Organization of Information course of study checklist (.docx) (.pdf)

 

Online Resources & Publications

For more information about the area of information organization and recent trends, the following resources might be of interest to students:

Professional Associations

Professional associations provide a variety of resources for students, professionals, and paraprofessionals including continuing education classes and seminars, networking opportunities, listservs, and much more.  Most have student discounts and some offer mentoring programs for new graduates. Some associations related to health informatics include:

 

Revised October 2016

 

 

Law Librarianship Course of Study

Full List of LIS Courses of Study

 School Library Media Course of Study