Library Courses Taken

(All course descriptions have been taken from the UHM LIS Department website unless otherwise noted.)

LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
Philosophy, principles and practice of reference services in libraries, information centers and information literacy. Bibliographic control, reference research, reference interview, online searching, evaluation of bibliographic and Webliographic material.

LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization
Introductory cataloging and classification covering RDA, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification systems, LC Subject Headings, use of OCLC.

LIS 606 Advanced Cataloging & Classification
Continues LIS 605 with study of authority work, and further study of non-book materials cataloging, including electronic and Internet resources. Extensive use is made of OCLC Connexion cataloging client.

LIS 610 Foundations of the Information Professions
Lecture/discussion course on role of libraries, their social utility in information societies. History and future of libraries in changing technological world. Information professions, information ethics, intellectual freedom, intellectual property, information access, national/international library developments.

LIS 615 Collection Management
Principles and issues of collection management and care. Criteria and tools for selecting and deselecting materials. Relationships with publishers/producers.

LIS 650 Management of Libraries & Information Centers
Basic theories and principles of administration for effective management of public, academic, and special libraries and information centers, with emphasis on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and control. Administrative aspects of public and technical services, facilities, planning, evaluation, public relations, interagency cooperation, and the management of change in bureaucratic organizations.

LIS 652 Introduction to Archival Management
Study of archival principles and management theories applicable to all types of repositories. Includes policy, appraisal, and digital applications, as well as ethical and legal issues.

LIS 663 Database Searching
Introduces use of commercial online databases for interactive retrieval of bibliographic, full-text and directory information, the development of search strategies using controlled subject vocabularies and free text searching.

LIS 672 Technology for Libraries & Information Centers
Survey of theories, concepts, methods and practices relating to the application of information technology to support the administration and use of information resources. Includes digital, printed and audiovisual materials.

LIS 693 Rare Book Librarianship (later renumbered LIS 613)
Description from syllabus: “Rare book librarianship is an object-based discipline and relies upon keen observational skills, as well as historical knowledge. By carefully examining physical aspects of a book (paper, typography-printer, illustration, binding, provenance, etc.) you can understand aspects of its history in addition to the text. The UHM Library’s Rare Book collection will be the primary class resource for examining aspects of the printed book in the West from the 15th century through the 20th century. The fundamentals of defining and developing rare book collection policy will be considered as well as creating a place for rare book collections in today’s landscape of knowledge and information literacy.”

LIS 694 Metadata Management in Memory Institutions
Description from syllabus: “This introductory course explores the use of metadata in modern memory institutions such as libraries, archives, and, to a lesser extent, museums. Students are guided through the theoretical and practical principles of metadata and the hands-on application of those principles. The ultimate goal of this course is to develop the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to be able to address the right metadata questions in the right context in developing and managing resources.”

Math Courses Taken

MATH 302 Introduction to Differential Equations

MATH 311 Introduction to Linear Algebra

MATH 321 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics

MATH 331 Introduction to Real Analysis

MATH 407 Numerical Analysis

MATH 411 Linear Algebra

MATH 412 Introduction to Abstract Algebra

MATH 444 Complex Variable

MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory

MATH 471 Probability

MATH 472 Statistical Inference