General Track

Students interested in all other areas of emphasis follow the General Track, and with their faculty advisers, select courses for a coherent program that best follow their areas of interest. The General Track requires completion of 39 credit hours. Courses that are useful to preparing for work in particular library and information environments are listed below.

Core LIS curriculum (18 credits):

  • LIS 601 Intro to Reference & Information Services
  • LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization
  • LIS 610 Foundations of the Information Professions
  • LIS 615 Collection Management
  • LIS 650 Management of Libraries & Information Centers
  • LIS 663 Database Searching

And at least two of the following:

  • LIS 647 Systems Analysis for Information Management
  • LIS 663 Basic Database Searching
  • LIS 671 Digital Librarianship
  • LIS 672 Technology for Libraries & Information Centers
  • LIS 678 Personalized Info Delivery: Info Filtering
  • ICS 616 Information Architecture and Web Design
  • ICS 624 Advanced Data Management

Areas of Emphasis

Academic Librarianship

  • LIS 612 History of Books & Libraries
  • LIS 618 Government Documents
  • LIS 619┬áConservation of Library Materials
  • LIS 647 Systems Analysis for Information Management
  • LIS 660 Information Sources & Systems in Science
  • LIS 665 Teaching Information Technology Literacy
  • LIS 667 Advanced Database Searching
  • LIS 670 Intro to Information Science & Technology
  • LIS 672 Technology for Libraries & Information Centers
  • LIS 677 Human Dimension in Information Systems

Archival Studies and Special Collections Librarianship

  • LIS 652 Introduction to Archival Management
  • LIS 653 Seminar in Archival Studies
  • LIS 619 Preservation Management
  • LIS 620 Conservation of Library Materials
  • LIS 690 Library Internship Program (with an archive option)
  • Select one of the following:
    • Elective from Museum Studies
      AMST 683 Museums: Theory, History, Practice
      AMST 684 Museums and Collections
      AMST 685 Museums and Communities
    • Elective from History
      HIST 602 Seminar in Historiography

(Students completing 18 credits in the above, including LIS 619, 620, 652, 653 as part of their MLISc) will receive a certificate in Archival Studies).

Hawaiian/Pacific & Asian Resources

  • LIS 687 Information Sources for Hawaiian Studies
  • LIS 688 Pacific Islands Information Resources
  • LIS 701 Seminar in International Librarianship
  • LIS 705 Asian Research Materials & Methods

Library Automation/Information Technology

  • LIS 606 Advanced Cataloging & Classification
  • LIS 647 Systems Analysis for Information Management
  • LIS 665 Teaching Information Technology Literacy
  • LIS 667 Advanced Database Searching
  • LIS 670 Intro to Information Science & Technology
  • LIS 672 Technology for Libraries & Information Centers
  • LIS 674 Database Design & Creation
  • LIS 677 Human Dimension in Information Systems
  • LIS 694V Special Topics in Information Technology

Public Librarianship

  • LIS 612 History of Books & Libraries
  • LIS 615 Collection Development
  • LIS 618 Government Documents
  • LIS 619┬áConservation of Library Materials
  • LIS 647 Systems Analysis for Information Management
  • LIS 660 Information Sources & Systems in Science
  • LIS 665 Teaching Information Technology Literacy
  • LIS 670 Intro to Information Science & Technology
  • LIS 681 Books & Media for Children
  • LIS 682 Books & Media for Young Adults
  • LIS 683 Services in Libraries
  • LIS 685 Traditional Literature & Oral Narration

Special Librarianship

  • LIS 606 Advanced Cataloging & Classification
  • LIS 647 Systems Analysis for Information Management
  • LIS 660 Information Sources & Systems in Science
  • LIS 667 Advanced Database Searching
  • LIS 670 Intro to Information Science & Technology
  • LIS 674 Database Design & Creation