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Pre-Co Requisite Table (available here). 
Please note that designated technology courses are marked with the (IT) designation. See the MLIS degree requirements for details on the information technology program requirement. 
LIS 501  Foundations of Library and Information Studies
An introduction to the historical, current, and potential roles of libraries and of library and information professionals in western society.  Required course. 
LIS 502  Organization of Knowledge and Information
An introduction to the organization of knowledge and information focusing on theory and principles for application in a variety of settings. Required course. 
LIS 503  Information Services
An introduction to reference and information services and resources.  Includes history and varieties of reference services, user populations, instruction, ethics, access issues, the reference interview, search strategies, evaluation of services, and the organization, selection, evaluation, and use of major information resources.  
LIS 504  Leadership and Management Principles for Library and Information Services
An introduction to the principles and practices of leadership and management in the professional lives of librarians, archivists, and other information service practitioners.  Required course.    

LIS 505 Introduction to 
Introduction to qualitative, quantitative, and textual research approaches relevant to the field of library and information studies. Includes theoretical discussion of issues and the application of research design principles through the development of a research project proposal. Required course.  
LIS 510 Storytelling
The past and present forms of storytelling, including the oral tradition, the function of the storyteller, the selection of material and the techniques of telling stories and listening to stories.  
LIS 515  Materials for Young Adults
Materials for young adults of junior and senior high school age, young adults' reading interests, and current trends and issues in young adults' literature. 
LIS 516  Canadian Children's Literature for Young People in Schools and Libraries Available Online
A survey of Canadian children's materials from books for babies to those aimed at the young adult market.  Focus on contemporary works, trends in both publishing and content, and issues such as censorship, multimedia forms and the Internet. 
LIS 517  Government Publications
The control and dissemination of government publications, using the Canadian system as a model applicable to other political jurisdictions.
LIS 518   Comic Books and Graphic Novels in School and Public Libraries  Available Online
Examines the history and contemporary reality of Comic Book publishing and readership in Canada, Great Britain, Japan and the United States, and issues related to the perception of the format of educators, librarians, and readers.  Focus on collection development, censorship concerns and challenges, gender issues in both readership and content, genres, and impact of the Internet.   
LIS 519    Introduction to Children's Literature
Literature for children from infancy through the elementary school years, principles of evaluation and selection, and current issues and trends. 
LIS 520    Information Resources in Specialized Fields
e.g. An Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship
Information resources and their administration in a specialized field and for a specialized clientele. The emphasis is on the nature of the field, problems of collection development, bibliographic access, retrieval and use by the clientele, and administrative issues in solving these problems. Specialized fields regularly examined are law, business, and health sciences.  Pre-requisite: may vary.
e.g. Science and Technology Information Resources and Services
LIS 526    Instructional Strategies for Library and Information Professionals
Theory and practice related to the teaching roles of the librarian or information professional. Includes planning, implementation and evaluation of pedagogical approaches for the design of effective information literacy and professional development instructional sessions.  
LIS 531    Collection Management
An analytical approach to collection management including the acquisition, review and evaluation of collections. 
LIS 532    Cataloguing and Classification
Prepares students to develop cataloguing policy, to construct a catalogue and to create catalogue records for various forms of materials in diverse library situations. 

LIS 533    Database Design for Information Management (IT)
This course covers the core database concepts for the design, creation and manipulation of relational data.

LIS 534    Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability (IT)
An examination of the principles and practice of web usability, with a focus on information architecture, layout and design, metadata, and other topics related to effective web design and management. Includes an introduction to HTML and other web coding.  
LIS 535    Advanced Topics in the Organization of Knowledge 
An examination of the principles and practice of indexing, abstracting, thesaurus construction, metadata, or other topics relevant to the organization of knowledge. 
LIS 536    Digital Reference and Information Retrieval (IT)
An examination of the integration of digital services into the array of reference services, with an emphasis on information retrieval systems and their effective use by professionals and end users. 
LIS 538    Digital Libraries (IT)
An introduction to the concept, development, types and trends of digital libraries. This course will focus on the creation, organization, access, use and evaluation of digital libraries with a view to socio-economic and cultural issues.  
LIS 542    Library Preservation, Security, and Risk Management
An introduction to and an overview of the role and activities of preservation administration on libraries of all kinds. 
LIS 545    Management of Resources in Library and Information Services
The field of resource management and its application in library and information services. 
LIS 546    Marketing Library and Information Services
The principles of marketing and public relations for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on library and information services. 
LIS 548    Library Services to Children and Young Adults
The principles and practices of library service to children and young adults. 
LIS 580    Contemporary Theories and Practices of Reading
A study of different theories of reading (e.g. social, psychological, literary) and of sites and practices of literacy in an era of rapid cultural and technological change. 
LIS 585    Multimedia Literacies
An introduction to the theories, practices and implications of multimedia literacies. Examples of multimedia texts include print, video, audio, CD-ROM, DVD, computer programs, digital games, hypermedia, internet sites, graphic forms, electronic books, and text-based toys, games and commodities. The course will explore the cultural, social, commercial, and educational issues raised by the proliferation of such texts. 
LIS 586    History of the Book
The historical, aesthetic, and economic bases of the "book" and its role in the recording and preservation of information and ideas. 
LIS 587  Facilities Planning for Libraries and Information Centres
The examination of the building needs of various types of libraries and information centres, the involvement of information professionals and architects in the planning process, and various contemporary building styles. 
LIS 590    Practicum
The application of LIS theories and principles through experiential learning in library, archives, records management, and other information services settings. Practicum applications are due approximately four months before the start of practicum term.
LIS 591    Publishing
Current trends in publising, in particular the impacts of digital media and the Internet. 
LIS 592    Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in Librarianship
An examination of the central concepts of intellectual freedom and social responsibility and the range of related issues impacting librarians, library institutions, and library associations. 

LIS 593  Archives Administration
Theories, standards and methods used in management of modern archives, with an historical overview and an emphasis on contemporary theory and practice.  
LIS 594    Records Management
The theory and techniques of records management. 
LIS 597   Seminar in Advanced Research 
In-depth examination of research approaches and issues relevant to the field of library and information studies and to the research interests of students pursuing doctoral programs, thesis-route master's programs or other advanced projects. This course (or its equivalent) is a pre-requisite to the MLIS thesis route.  Draft research proposals due May 1 (final research plans will be determined in consultation with the instructor over the summer). 

LIS 598  Special Topics
e.g., Aboriginal Librarianship, Resources and Services (1 credit) e.g., Archival Science & Aboriginal Identity (1 credit)
e.g., Citation Analysis: Theory, Techniques and Practical Applications
e.g., Consumer Health Resources and Services (1 credit)
e.g., Copyright Issues for Information Professionals (1 credit)
e.g., Emergent Literacy (1credit)
e.g., Emerging and Innovative Technologies (1credit)
e.g., Facilities Management Parts 1, 2 and 3 (1 credit each). These one credits are part of LIS 587 Facilities Management
e.g., Genealogy Resources and Services (1 credit)
e.g., Government Information: Local, Provincial and Federal (1 credit)
e.g., Information Modeling in XML (1 credit)
e.g., Information Resources and Services for Media Organizations (1 credit) e.g., Information Security (1credit)
e.g., International Government and Agency Information (1 credit)
e.g., International Librarianship - Issues and Innovations e.g., Introduction to Knowledge Management e.g., Issues in Public Library Management (1 credit)
e.g., Legal Information Resources and Services (1 credit)
e.g., Library and Information Services for Special Populations
e.g., Metadata (1 Credit)
e.g., Principles & Concepts in Technology Management (1 credit)
e.g., Project Management (1 credit)
A current topic of significance to, or a special aspect of, library and information studies may be examined as demand and resources permit. Pre-requisite: may vary.
LIS 599    Directed Study
Further study of special topics and issues, based on knowledge acquired in previous courses or on significant prior experience. Topic to be approved by the School.   
LIS 600  Capping Exercise
Students completing their Capping Project in the 2011/2012 Academic Year may choose to complete theprevious capping assignment or the new portfolio capping project (and related capping form). We recommend, however, that students graduating in the 2011/2012 academic year complete the "previous capping assignment." If you have any questions or concerns regarding the capping exercise, please discuss the matter with your academic advisor. For incoming fall 2011 students admitted to the course-based MLIS program in fall 2011 students will complete a new capping exercise. Students will be required to complete the "electronic portfolio capping project" which differs from the existing "portfolio capping project." Requirements and objectives for the "electronic portfolio capping project" are currently being developed. Students will be informed of the requirements as soon as they are made available. Please note that the dates for submitting capping project forms are November 15th (for spring convocation) or March 15th (for fall convocation). All final capping projects are due March 15th (for spring convocation) or July 31st (for fall convocation).     
LIS 699    Directed Study (doctoral level - where applicable)
Further study at the doctoral level of special topics and issues, based on knowledge acquired in previous courses or on significant prior experience. Topics must be approved by the School. Pre-requisite: Permission of the instructor and enrollment in a doctoral program.

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