Schedule of Classes for Summer 2003 - Tentative

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Summer Session courses must be self supporting. Therefore, courses must have a minimum of 12 to 14 students as REGISTERED and PAID participants before we can offer the course. We urge you to contact your advisor, then check with the LIS office for course codes information. This will help us estimate the number of students interested in the courses, and give a warning if a course may need to be cancelled.

Time May 27 - June 13 June 16 - July 3 July 7- July 25 July 28 - Aug 14

9:00 AM


11:40 AM

LIS 688

Pacific Island Resources

Peacock & Barnwell


1:00 PM


3:40 PM

. LIS 694

Enhancing Library Advocacy Through Technology



4:00 PM


6:40 PM

LIS 605

Introduction to Cataloging


LIS 693

Cartographic & Geographic Sources


LIS 693

Literacy Issues in Libraries



Summaries of LIS Summer Courses in 2003

The summaries of the regular courses with their own identifier numbers are included in the catalog of the LIS Program.
Here only the summaries of the Special Topics courses are given which have only generic descriptions in the catalog as
they address emerging issues.

LIS 694 Enhancing Library Advocacy Through Technology

Advocacy, the art of communicating a clear message to a particupar stakeholder group, is based on understanding a particular issue or need, and creating a presentation or message that addressess that need. Library advocacy is particularly crucial in these times of shrinking budgets and decision makers' lack of awareness of what libraries might do for their communities and organizaitons. Technology can be a critical tool in the communication process. Librarians, as information professionals, must be proficient in using available technologies to "tell their story" and win support for their programs and services. In this course, participants will become familiar with strategic planning for specific advocacy targets and design simple presentations using several technology applications including Microsoft Office tools and simple HTML development.

R. Bruce Elliott is Technical Cooredinator, Waialua Middle School

LIS 693 Cartographic and Geographic Resources

This class is intended for public, academic and school librarians who need to develop modest map collections and services. Participants will be introduced to a wide variety of affordable government and commercial maps, atlases, and geographic reference sources. A significant part of the course will explore web-based geographic resources. Laboratory exercises will provide participants the chance to learn and/or improve on map-reading skills necessary to evaluate and use commonly available maps and geographic resources. Lectures will cover a wide variety of maps and geographic tools. Exercises and laboratories, however, will focus on three themes pertaining to Hawaii: current printed cartographic and geographic resources; digital geographic materials available online; and historic cartographic materials of Hawaii.

Gary L. Fitzpatrick is Senior Cartographic Specialist for Digital Programs, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

LIS 693 Literacy Issues in Libraries

This course addresses current literacy issues facing librarians. Each type of literacy will consider the theoretical underpinnings and context within education and librarianship, will model best practices in library settings, and identify possible future directions. Major threads will include information, technology, reading, media, and visual literacies.

Dr. Lesley Farmer is Associate Professor in Library Media Teacher Services, California State University Long Beach

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