LIIS 230 Library Technology

This course provides an introduction to information technology in libraries. The course focuses on applications for libraries, and it includes use, operation, and management of computer, audiovisual, communication, and print equipment; the criteria for selection of software and hardware; evaluation of library technology; legal and safety aspects.

Credits

3 Credits

LIIS 230Library Technology

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I. General Information

Department

Library & Information Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides an introduction to information technology in libraries. The course focuses on applications for libraries, and it includes use, operation, and management of computer, audiovisual, communication, and print equipment; the criteria for selection of software and hardware; evaluation of library technology; legal and safety aspects.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Search and retrieve information from a variety of online databases, electronic journals/magazines/newspapers, e-books, and downloadable digital audiobooks Understand the implications of social networking in relationship to libraries. Use a variety of hardware, software, applications, and systems related to the library and information services field and gain an understanding of how to determine what types of technology is needed in specific libraries.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Library Technology Basics Finding the Right Library Technology Computers in Libraries Networks and Libraries Library Systems Format, Media, & Storage Library Databases and Electronic Resources The Internet and Information Web 2.0 Patron Technology Needs Distance Learning & Presentation Technologies Library Security & Troubleshooting

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Web 2.0: (i.e. blogs, listservs, RSS feeds, online scheduling, Dropbox) Library computer selection project Wireless access discussion Library website exploration

Required Exams

Library Database Survey Creation of How-To Tutorial Final Project

Required Text

Neal-Schuman Library Technology CompanionJohn J. BurkeNeal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. 2013

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Web 2.0: (i.e. blogs, listservs, RSS feeds, online scheduling, Dropbox) Library computer selection project Wireless access discussion Library website exploration Library Database Survey Creation of How-To Tutorial Final Project