The following is a list of the courses I took in the Master of Library and Information Studies program at UNCG. Each entry contains a brief synopsis of course content along with links to papers, presentations, and projects.
600. Foundations of Library and Information Studies
All information environments and specialties are covered, including the technology and legislative trends in the field, especially professional responsibilites as they relate to user access to information, professional operations and potential roles in society. Required for all MLIS students in first year. (Core course)
Supervised field experience in library settings, with seminars. (Graded on S/U basis). My practicum was as a Reference Intern in UNCG's Jackson Library.
PDF: Practicum Evalution
PDF: Team-teaching Evaluation
603. Capstone Experience in Library and Information Studies
Developing a professional portfolio. Faculty supervised, department chair approved. Required in the final semester of MLIS program. (Graded on S/U basis).
612. Science and Technology Information Sources
Major bibliographic and information sources and services in the sciences and technology.
PDF: Mammalogy and Primatology Selective Bibliography
613. Business Information Sources and Services
Business reference work in the library setting; types of business topics, reference materials, and methods of research.
615. Collection Management
Study of the principles and procedures involved in the building of library collections, including collection development, collection evaluation, and collection maintenance. (Core course)
PDF: Censorship of Children's Materials Term Paper
616. Media Production Services for Library Programs
Media and technology applications in library and information agencies. Develops competencies in designing, developing and producing, and presenting media and technology.
620. Information Sources and Services
Selection, evaluation and use of basic information sources; emphasizing search strategies, question negotiation, and current problems in the provision of information service. (Core course)
PDF: Monty Python Annotated Bibliography
640. Organizing Library Collections
Methods of organizing library and information center collections for effective use; principles and techniques of cataloging and classification. (Core course)
PDF: MARC Records
650. Library Administration and Management
Emphasizes management functions, resource management, and applications of concepts to management situations in libraries and information centers. (Core course)
PDF: Stress in the Workplace Literary Review (collaboration with Rachael Prouse)
655. The Public Library
The public library in the governmental structure, the librarian as public administrator, financial and cooperative planning, library services, community analysis.
656. The Academic Library
Major trends, issues, and problems in the organization and provision of services in college and university libraries.
688B. History of the Book
Survey of book history and its cultural significance; history of the script; comparison of books from history including physical characteristics such as binding, paper, typographic devices, and illustrations.
688E. Library Instruction and Information Literacy
Designed to develop librarians who understand the background and components of library instruction and who can teach using information literacy concepts.