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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (LIS)

The School of Library and Information Science offers undergraduate classes to meet a wide range of information literacy needs in support of the university’s academic programs. The courses provide the understanding and skills needed to access essential information resources in an increasingly information-driven, technological world, whether in support of scholarship in academic disciplines or the occupational demands of society.

Students are able to take a variety of classes that will prepare them to access and assess these information resources. Topics taught in these classes include: using the Internet to answer educational and research needs; designing and creating web pages; efficiently finding and using the information resources of the modern, and increasingly electronic, library. The School also offers the following classes that focus on using library resources in specialized areas: Science Information Sources; Business Information Sources; and Social Science Information Sources.

The School’s faculty will counsel those undergraduates interested in graduate study in librarianship. The Library and Information Science Master’s program is accredited by the American Library Association, and graduates are prepared for professional positions in all types of libraries, media centers, and information agencies. The Library and Information Science program at the University of South Florida meets the Florida State Board of Education requirements for certification as an Educational Media Specialist (grades K-12).

For more information, visit our web site at http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis.


USF 1997-98 Undergraduate Catalog - Page 105

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE FACULTY

Director: K. de la Peña McCook; Professors: K. McCook , F. C. Pfister; Associate Professors: V. Gregory, A. Perrault, M. Stauffer, T. C. Wilson; Courtesy Associate Professor: Y. L. Ralston; Assistant Professor: J. Carey; Professors Emeriti: J. K. Gates, J. M. Knego, J. A. McCrossan, A.G. Smith, H. M. Smith; Instructors: A. M. Smith, S. R. Wohlmuth; Visiting Instructors: K. Swetland, T. Keene.
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USF 1997-98 Undergraduate Catalog - Page 137

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE COURSES

LIS 2001 INFORMATION RESOURCES AND LIBRARY RESEARCH (3)

An introduction to the resources of the University of South Florida Library. Emphasis will be placed on library materials germane to the course work of the undergraduate.

LIS 2002 INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET (3)

Covers the history, structure, and use of the Internet, with an emphasis on using the Internet to answer educational, research, and other information-based needs.

LIS 2937 SELECTED TOPICS IN LIBRARY/INFORMATION SCIENCE (1-3)

Covers a variety of topics in the field of library/information science such as emerging technologies, administration and service, and current professional issues. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours total when topic varies.

LIS 5315 INSTRUCTIONAL GRAPHICS (3)

PR: CI. Theoretical aspects, planning and production of instructional graphic material. The Theory of graphic communications. Interpreting needs for instructional materials appropriate for given behavioral objectives.

LIS 5333 TV IN SCHOOL AND LIBRARIES (3)

Small format video tape recordings and the utilization of open and closed broadcasts in schools and libraries.

LIS 5404 FOUNDATIONS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (3)

Introduction to the study of library and information science, history; organization; specialized literature; outstanding leaders; current trends, issues, and problems; the place of the information agency in society with its contributions to that society.

LIS 5937 SELECTED TOPICS IN LIBRARY STUDIES (1-4)

PR: CI. Covers a variety of topics in such areas as collection development, reference services, technical services, and administration.


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