Designed for in-service librarians and other information specialists needing to update their professional skills, focus on a particular topic, or learn new approaches and concepts. Repeatable for credit. Credits earned in these courses cannot be applied for graduate degrees.
All LIS courses numbered 600 or higher may be taken only by
graduate students admitted to the LIS Program or with approval
from the LIS Program Chair.
A grade of B- or better in the prerequisite courses is required for
continuation, unless otherwise specified.
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. Field component. MLISc degree required course.
Techniques and strategies for discovery of information resources from professional online databases and the Web. Query formulation and use of advanced functions to match retrieved resources with user needs for research and reference work. A-F only. Graduate students only. Pre: 601.
Theory and practice of metadata creation for organization of information resources, cataloging code for resource description and access, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification schemes, use of OCLC.
Lecture/discussion/survey of the information professions, development of professional identity, professional values and ethics, historical development, current issues in the information professions.
Seminar surveying the core philosophical principles and practices of intellectual freedom with special application to librarianship and information sciences. LIS majors only. A-F only. Pre: departmental approval. (Alt. years)
History of the recording, preservation, and transmission of knowledge. Development of libraries and other information organizations as instruments of cultural transmission.
Principles of effective management of information organizations, with emphasis on organizational information flows, team skills, communication, planning, resource allocation, assessment, outreach, and advocacy. Graduate students only. A-F only.
Principles and issues of collection management and care. Criteria and tools for selecting and deselecting materials. Relationships with publishers/producers.
Introduction to preservation management. Focus on management strategies for preservation of materials in libraries and archives. Covers preservation planning, condition surveys, disaster planning, grantsmanship, and basic issues relating to deterioration. LIS majors only.
Explores how information professionals in libraries and other settings collaborate with community members and organizations. Provides an overview of theory and practice emphasizing critical analysis of policies, services, and trends. Required course for CALIS. A-F only. (Alt. years)
Overview of resources and issues concerning librarianship in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands. Reference strategies and materials to answer common research questions, collection development, and management issues. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Development and delivery of information services with and for indigenous communities. Issues include cultural protocols, traditional knowledge organization and ethics of access. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Examines resources and materials targeted for diverse user populations in libraries and community organizations, locally and globally. Surveys issues and trends related to diversity initiatives affecting the publishing industry, libraries, and cultural institutions worldwide. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Analysis of traditional literature including Asian and Pacific Island resources. Selection and evaluation of traditional literature emphasizing cultural values. Introduction to oral tradition, history and techniques of storytelling.
Research-intensive seminar that explores the reading process in library contexts and similar settings. Critical examination of ways in which library and literacy services impact reading engagement and interests of library users. LIS majors only. Graduate students only.
Lecture with demonstrations to introduce the essential types of digital resources and the software tools for finding high quality and relevant information efficiently from digital journal archives and reference databases. Pre: 601 or consent.
Literature of Asia in Western and Asian languages; bibliography, reference tools, research methods, sources, published and archival repositories. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as ASAN 705)
Survey of government documents at the federal, state/local and international levels in all formats. Covers methods of acquisition and organization, including depository arrangements. Current issues of government information dissemination policies and practices discussed. Pre: 601 or consent.
Theories and principles of administration for effective management of libraries and information centers, with emphasis on planning, resource allocation, team skills, project management, assessment, leadership, outreach, and advocacy.
Principles and techniques for arrangement and description of archival materials. Topics include basic metadata standards, authority sources, record context, series identification, scope and content.
Introduction to records, archives, and memory including the global history and nature of records, archives, and the archival profession. Topics include cultural memory, ethics and values, tribal and indigenous records, archival theory, practice and perspectives.
The role of technology in archival theory and practice. Topics include digital preservation, authenticity assessment, arrangement and description, content management, and access systems. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Principles and technologies of processing, preservation, and accessibility of archival audiovisual materials in moving image archives. Topics include moving image repositories, critical analysis of archival footage, format identification, digitization strategies, equipment, and vendor considerations. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Management of records in all media formats. Selection of media format based on government and internal records requirements. Problems associated with electronic media such as legality and shelf life.
Management of archives, manuscript collections, and special collections using approaches and best practices from archival studies. Topics include management theory, appraisal theory, facilities issues, privacy, intellectual property, records management, advocacy, fundraising, reference, and educational outreach. Graduate standing only. A-F only.
Principles and techniques for arrangement and description of archival materials. Topics include basic metadata standards, authority sources, record context, series identification, scope, and content. LIS majors only. Graduate students only. Pre: 654.
Sociotechnical concepts and processes underlying information systems, services, and use. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Lecture/discussion on the transformative effects of information and communication technologies in East Asia. Topics include media, mobile devices, social media, publishing, e-government, and e-commerce. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Study and application of principles and practices that influence digital instruction related to information literacy in libraries and other information environments. Focus on application of instructional design and standards-based outcome assessment. Field research component.
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. Pre: consent.
Overview of the use of media technology and the development of media collections and services in libraries. Use and integration of new emerging technologies, including problems and issues.
Designing and creating textual and/or directory databases from the viewpoint of information specialists and content providers. Needs analysis, file design, record content and structuring, software choice. Students implement prototype database. Pre: consent.
Principles, techniques, and technologies supporting the creation of user-centered digital libraries. Selection, organization, maintenance, access, and retrieval of digital collections. A-F only. Graduate students only.
Lecture/discussion on human element in information systems, including physical, cognitive and affective behavior in interaction with information systems. Information retrieval, human-computer interaction and cognitive science research, quantitative and qualitative research methods. Research component. Pre: consent.
History and criticism of children’s literature. Contemporary books and media. Trends in book publishing and media production. Developmental needs and interests of children. Selection and evaluation. Research studies.
History and criticism of literature for young adults. Contemporary books and media. Trends in media for young adults. Developmental needs and interests of adolescents. Selection and evaluation. Research studies.
Planning and implementing services and programming in public and school libraries. Trends, issues, networking, public relations, outreach, competencies, services for the disabled and other special groups.
Process approach to teaching information retrieval, analysis, and use. Emphasizes concepts, practices ineffective instructional design, selection of resources that meets learning needs. Required for Librarian HDOE licensure. A-F only. (Cross-listed as EDCS 686 and LTEC 686)
Field experience in library or information agency settings with supervision of professional librarians or information specialists. Available to classified students only. Selection based on academic advisor approval, application form, interview and possession of required competencies. Students must apply and be accepted before registration. Selection is by agency. Repeatable up to six credits. CR/NC only. Pre: 601 and consent.
Seminar for graduating students focused on the refinement and completion of the culminating portfolio and preparation for professional practice. Peer mentoring and student presentations. MLISc degree Plan B required course. CR/NC only.
Seminar for graduating students focused on the refinement and completion of the culminating portfolio or thesis. Peer mentoring, faculty, and student presentations. MLISc degree required course. Graduate students only. CR/NC only. Pre: 691.
Includes issues of topical interest in the information professions. Concentrates on one major topic of current interest, such as services for specific groups and special collections. Some topics may require prior background or knowledge. Repeatable unlimited times if course content is different.
Includes issues of topical interest in information technology. Concentrates on one major topic of current interest, such as digital archives, content management systems and informatics. Some topics may require prior background or knowledge. Repeatable unlimited times if course content is different.
Skill development and application of academic study through observation and practice in a fieldwork program with accompanying seminar. Required for school library certification in Hawai‘i. Repeatable one time, up to six credits. LIS majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 12 credits in LIS degree program and consent of practicum coordinator required.
Individualized program of directed reading and/ or research outside the scope of regularly titled courses. Enrollment requires approval before end of previous semester, with specification of goals, work requirements, number of credits, rationale. Repeatable unlimited times, credit earned up to six credits.
Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable nine times.
International and comparative librarianship; professional organizations; comparative methodology; research; periodicals; international agencies; influence of literacy and social, cultural, political factors.