Schedule of Classes, Fall 2017

Last Update: 06/21/2017

Graduate Library and Information Science

August 28-December 8. Final exams are held during the week of December 11-16.

Catalog No.Course TitleClass No.InstructorDaysStartEndRoomCombined Class/Notes
FTDJ 0000FULL-TIME DISSERTATION STUDY15074AdvisorBy Appt.
LIS 2000UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION15095Mahoney, ElizabethTh9:00 AM11:50 AM403 IS
LIS 2000UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION15097Mahoney, ElizabethOnline
LIS 2184INTELCL PRPRTY & "OPEN" MOVMS17808Currier, James "Kip"Tu12:00 PM2:50 PM406 IS
LIS 2215PRESERVATION MANAGEMENT23009Mattern, EleanorTu9:00 AM11:50 AM501 IS
LIS 2220ARCHIVES & RECORDS MGMNT15083Cox, RichardM9:00 AM11:50 AM406 IS
LIS 2280HISTORY OF BOOKS, PRINTING, & PUBLISHING29304Cox, RichardW12:00 PM2:50 PM502 IS
LIS 2322RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN24155Bowler, LeanneOnlineTess Wilson, TA
LIS 2407METADATA28094TBDOnline
LIS 2586HEALTH SCIENCES RESORC & SERVS15093TBDOnline
LIS 2600INTRO TO INF TECHNOLOGIES20028Tomer, L ChrisTu6:00 PM8:50 PM406 IS
LIS 2600INTRO TO INF TECHNOLOGIES23527Tomer, L ChrisOnline
LIS 2633TECH IN LIVES CHILDREN & YOUTH23505Bowler, LeanneOnline
LIS 2672TECHN & SVCS FOR DIGITAL DATA26616He, DaqingTu12:00 PM2:50 PM501 IS
LIS 2672TECHN & SVCS FOR DIGITAL DATA29303He, DaqingOnline
LIS 2690INFORMATION VISUALIZATION 25073Lin, Yu-RuTu9:00 AM11:50 AM403 ISINFSCI 2415
LIS 2771ACADEMIC LIBRARIES23010Corrall, SheilaTu9:00 AM11:50 AM405 IS
LIS 2771ACADEMIC LIBRARIES23534Corrall, SheilaOnline
LIS 2774SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTR MGT15084Biagini, Mary KW6:00 PM8:30 PM828 IS
LIS 2774SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTR MGT15087Biagini, Mary KOnline
LIS 2901INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 1Click hereFaculty sponsorBy Appt.
LIS 2902INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 2Click hereFaculty sponsorBy Appt.
LIS 2921FIELD EXPERIENCEClick hereMahoney, ElizabethBy Appt.
LIS 2922PRACM IN SCH LIB MEDIA PROGRMS15068Biagini, Mary KTh5:00 PM5:50 PM828 IS
LIS 2922PRACM IN SCH LIB MEDIA PROGRMS15089Biagini, Mary KOnline
LIS 2923PRAC SCH DISTRC LIB MEDIA PRGS15067Biagini, Mary KBy Appt.
LIS 2924FIELD EXPERIENCE FOR ARCHVS IS17854Cox, RichardBy Appt.
LIS 2975SEMINAR: Gender and the Global Info Tech Sector30167Booth, KaylaW3:00 PM5:50 PM828 ISLIS 3970/INSCI 2965 & 3150
LIS 2975SEMINAR: Gender and the Global Info Tech Sector30166Booth, KaylaOnline
LIS 2975SEMINAR: Research Data Management30163Lyon, ElizabethM9:00 AM11:50 PM411 ISLIS 3970/INSCI 2965 & 3150
LIS 2975SEMINAR: Research Data Management30165Lyon, ElizabethOnline
LIS 3000INTRODCTN TO DOCTORAL STUDIES20029Corrall, SheilaTu12:00 PM2:50 PM604 IS
LIS 3600SEMINAR INF SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY - The Digital & the Humanities24156Langmead, AlisonTh12:00 PM2:50 PM522 IS
LIS 3901INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 1Click hereFaculty sponsorBy Appt.
LIS 3902INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 2Clich hereFaculty sponsorBy Appt.
LIS 3950TEACHING PRACTICUMClick hereFaculty sponsorBy Appt.
LIS 3970SEMINAR: Gender and the Global Info Tech Sector30168Booth, KaylaW3:00 PM5:50 PM828 ISLIS 2975/INFSCI 2965 & 3150
LIS 39070SEMINAR: Research Data Management30164Lyon, ElizabethM9:00 AM11:50 AM411 ISLIS 2975/INFSCI 2965 & 3150
LIS 3999DISSERTATIONClick hereAdvisorBy Appt.
FTDJ 0000FULL-TIME DISSERTATION STUDY15074AdvisorBy Appt.

LIS 2970 3-CREDIT, SPECIAL TOPICS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Individual courses offered on an experimental basis or as a timely topic arises.  Such courses may be offered only once or twice as needed.

2016-17 LIS 2970 Topics:

Creative Engagements with Digital Technology: Designed for students interested in critically thinking about ways to bring together creativity and technology in their own work or in collaborations, this seminar explores vital questions about the complex relationships between contemporary forms of creativity and information technologies in increasingly – but not universally – digital cultures. How are traditionally analog forms of creation influenced by developing digital technologies? What are the cultural implications of emerging forms of creativity deeply intertwined with technologies? How are these new forms being taken up by artists, technologists, academics, marketing firms, and people in everyday life? To tackle these questions, students will work with academic literature from a variety of fields; engage with and analyze relevant projects; and experiment with digital tools in a highly collaborative and reflexive classroom.

Linked Open Data: This course, which is designed for information professionals, introduces linked data technologies and examines the ways in which linked open data is used across several sectors. You will be introduced to the rationale for linked data, principles for linked data element set vocabularies, linked classification vocabularies, data quality and security, the construction of linked data, as well as linked data applications, tools, and projects. Focus will be directed toward critical examination of linked data techniques, debates, and use in a professional setting. In addition, you will attain familiarity with a number of linked data standards.

LIS 2971 1-CREDIT, SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC SERVICES

Individual 1-credit courses surveying and evaluating the current sources, services, and trends in reference and other public service areas of librarianship. Classes may include practical applications of theory, principles, and standards; hot topics; and discussion of the librarian's distinct roles within the LIS institution.

LIS 2975 Seminars: Special Topics

Seminar style courses offered on an experimental basis or as a timely topic arises.  Such courses may be offered only once or twice as needed. These courses are often cross-listed with the Doctoral Studies program.

2016-17 LIS 2975 Topics:

Gender and the Global Information Technology Sector (Cross-listed with INFSCI 2965, INFSCI 3150, & LIS 3970) The growing trend toward outsourcing, off shoring, and dispersion of work across national boundaries means that students entering the workforce in the twenty-first century must be prepared to deal with a global client base and global colleagues. Part of this preparation includes understanding the gender diversity of colleagues, clients and users with whom you will be working -- both virtually and face-to-face -- to develop, deploy and use information technology solutions. This course takes a cross-cultural examination of gender as it relates to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in general, and the information technology field, in particular. Understanding the gender and cultural diversity of both colleagues and users will have ramifications for the way in which work is accomplished, user requirements for technology are understood, and interaction with computer-based tools is accomplished. However, to varying degrees around the world, women are underrepresented in the in STEM, generally, and in the IT field, in particular. They are under represented both in the IT workforce and in the conceptualization of the IT user. Similarly, a dominant model of masculinity is associated with technology development, deployment and use. For these reasons, it is necessary for those working in STEM fields to have an understanding of gender issues in order to have a complete understanding of users, and to work productively with colleagues.

Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a unique and groundbreaking opportunity for iSchool students to take elective online courses from other ALA-accredited programs. Leading schools have gone outside the classroom to broaden the available online educational opportunities for students. The WISE consortium uses advanced technology as a means to enrich one's education and to foster relationships among students, faculty and universities.

Participating Institutions in WISE

  • Charles Sturt University
  • Long Island University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Rutgers University
  • San Jose State University
  • Simmons College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Why be a WISE student?

Students have the opportunity to access distance education courses through WISE member schools that have met the quality bar in online education. WISE students have increased access to special topics and electives as compared to those who attend non-WISE schools.

For example, a student may access courses from a wider base of faculty than may be normally available within their home school. A professional who is working on their degree will have greater flexibility in scheduling and have a multitude of options when considering specialized topics. The WISE student will have the ability to select from a wide array of online courses, regardless of their location, and take courses with faculty who are highly regarded in their area of expertise.

WISE at our School

As a member of the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium of schools, we are pleased to make WISE course offerings available to students. These online courses are taught by faculty from WISE host schools using course-management systems specific to their environment and academic calendar. You will have the opportunity to take electives of interest at other WISE schools, without having to transfer credits. You must note the varying delivery methods and academic calendars among WISE schools.

Current WISE Courses and Enrollment procedures

To view the WISE courses offered for Pitt students, log into the Intranet. To log in, you will need your Pitt email (example: sct114@pitt.edu) and Pitt password.


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