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Library and Information Studies

Program Coordinator: John Payne, Director of Library
Instructors: Burks, Dietrich, Hindes, Scott
Today’s library is a complex array of traditional print-based books and journals, non-print materials and online databases accessed locally or via the Internet. Courses offered enable students to gain an understanding of the organization of information in this environment and to develop the information literacy skills necessary to find and analyze information efficiently and to evaluate and utilize it appropriately.

Course Offerings

LS 101 -- Research Skills and Strategies
2 credits  Outcomes (.doc)
Students will investigate and critically examine the dynamic constellation of library and information resources, including the World Wide Web, online and full-text databases, and print resources. Focus is on developing efficient search strategies, evaluating information sources, documenting sources, and effectively using new technologies.  LS101 provides a foundation and methodology for students planning to write senior theses, honors papers, capstone projects, or foresee graduate studies in their future.  

LS 202 - Introduction to Archives
2 credits
An introduction to archival work through hands on exploration of a variety of primary source materials. Students will enhance their understanding of the historical method by exploring theories and methodologies for managing and disseminating primary resources, while incorporating primary resources into their own research.

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