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Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS)
School of Education

349 Curry Building
(336) 334-3477

Library and Information Studies Courses (LIS) | Library and Information Studies Major


Marilyn L. Shontz, Associate Professor and Intermin Chair of the Department

Professor Wright; Associate Professors Carmichael, Kovacs; Assistant Professors Locke, Hersberger

This program is accredited by the American Library Association and leads to the Master of Library and Information Studies degree and appropriate state-level certification for school media personnel and public librarians.

Courses at the 500 level are offered for advanced undergraduates.

Library and Information Studies Major
Degree offered: Master of Library and Information Studies, MLIS

Please see The Graduate School Bulletin for a complete description of the requirements of this program.

There are no undergraduate areas of study offered by this department.


Library and Information Studies Courses (LIS)

For Undergraduates

100 Introduction to Electronic Information Resources (1:1).

Provides instruction in developing search strategies and utilizing these strategies with information search tools including JACLIN, JACLINCD, and the Internet including Telnet, FTP, and the World Wide Web.

120 Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings (1:1:1).

  • For students seeking initial North Carolina teaching licensure in any area.
  • Students may not receive credit for both LIS 120 and CUI 120.

Provides an introduction to instructional technology, knowledge, and skills for classroom settings. (Same as CUI 120) (FA,SP,SU)

346 Children's Literature and Instructional Media (3:3:3).

Pr. CUI 250 or consent of instructor.

  • May not be taken by students who have credit for CUI 346.

Multimedia approach to literature for children; functions and use in the elementary curriculum with emphasis on integration of literature into the curriculum. (Same as CUI 346)

For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

505 Introduction to Archival Management (3:3).

Pr. consent of instructor.

Principles of archival management, featuring both classroom instruction in archival theory and practical experience in manuscript repositories and public and private archives. ( Same as HIS 505.)

506 Institutes in Librarianship and Educational Technology (1 to 3).

  • Only one 506 institute may be credited toward the MLIS degree.

Special institutes to study issues, problems, and new approaches to librarianship and educational technology.

554 Materials for Adolescents (3:3).

Survey of resources and services appropriate for adolescents, study of selection aids and criteria, use of resources, and investigation of reading, listening, viewing interests.

556 Materials for Children (3:3).

Survey of resources for early childhood through elementary school levels, study of selection aids and criteria, use of materials and investigation of reading, listening, viewing interests.

557 Information Sources and Services (3:3).

Selection, evaluation, and use of basic information sources; emphasizing search strategies, question negotiation, and current problems in the provision of information service. (Core Course)

580 Educational Applications of HyperCard (2:2:1).

Pr. background in a hypermedia software package such as HyperCard, Toolbox, or HyperStudio.

Introduction to educational applications of HyperCard type programs. Includes evaluating, selecting, and creating hyper stacks for use in curricular areas.

582 Educational Applications of BASIC (2:2:1).

An introduction to writing instructional programs in BASIC. Includes use of QBASIC or FUTURE BASIC programming languages and the evaluation of instructional programs written in BASIC.

583 Evaluation and Selection of Online Sources (2:2:1).

Develops competencies in selecting, evaluating, and using the variety of commercially available electronic databases.

584 Computer Applications for Information and Education Agencies (1:1:1).

Pr. ISM 110, CSC 101, or permission of instructor.

Introduction to educational applications of specific technologies. Includes evaluating, selecting, and using spreadsheet programs, Internet and telecommunications systems, graphics and desktop publishing, and interactive media applications. 584A: Spreadsheet Applications; 584B: Internet and Telecommunications Applications; 584C: Graphical and Desktop Publishing Applications; 584D: Interactive Media Applications. Each segment of course carries 1 credit. (SU)

591 School Administrative Applications of Microcomputers (1:1:1).

Introduction to school administrative applications of microcomputers

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses 


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Registrar, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (336) 334-5946

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