Education and
Research Interest

Grants and Research Projects



School Library Program

Study Abroad



SLIS 4000 and 5000 Introduction to Information Professions.

1 hour. History, roles and scope of the information professions. Basic concepts and issues including impact of information technology on the individual, intellectual freedom, privacy and diversity. Course activities emphasizing team building and leadership skills.

SLIS 5050 Trends and Practices in School Librarianship.

3 hours. Overview of seminal documents of the school library profession including the Library Media Specialist as information specialist, as teacher and as consultant. Course objectives include serving effectively as an information specialist; applying sound managerial principles; developing and maintaining a collection; understanding legal and ethical issues; understanding how to integrate the library media program; appreciating human diversity; understanding how to work collaboratively. Prerequisite(s): SLIS 5208, 5340, 5420, 5430 and 5720.

SLIS 5208 Learning Resources Organization and Media.

3 hours. Organization of print and non-print collections, including descriptive cataloging, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress and Sears Subject Headings and MARC records. Media and media services, including media services to special populations. Library automation systems and their management.

SLIS 5680 Seminar in Information Resources and Services for Special Clienteles.

3 hours. Study abroad section with online component. Intensive study of resources and services in selected special clienteles and classes of users. Problems in client specialization. In 2011 this class will travel to Cuzco, Peru.

SLIS 5750 Managing Library Automation Projects.

3 hours. Study abroad section with online component. Managing Library Automation Projects. Planning, acquisition, development and installation of computer-based systems in libraries of all types and sizes, oriented around activities necessary for effective library automation projects. Project planning; project approval and start-up; and planning and management of product and service procurement, development of system components, and system installation and maintenance. In 2011 this class will travel to Cuzco, Peru.