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Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.); Information Studies (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)

Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: Master of Library & Info St

Program Requirements

The M.L.I.S offers three streams of study: Archival Studies, Knowledge Management, and Librarianship.
In consultation with the coordinator of each stream and the Student Affairs Coordinator, before registering for courses, students will select a stream based on their interests.

During their first two terms, students should aim to complete the required core and complementary courses needed for their selected stream.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • GLIS 601 Information and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to our world of information, documents and information agencies with historical and social approach. A look at how information is generated and at the role played by libraries of all kinds and other relevant agencies. This course should provide a broad framework within which other required or elective courses could be understood.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Carolyn Hank, Rhiannon Gainor (Fall)

  • GLIS 611 Research Principles and Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental aspects of reflective thinking and the methods and techniques of research appropriate to the investigation of library/information problems. Criteria helpful in evaluating published research in library/information studies by analyzing the various steps of the research process, thereby providing guidelines for planning, conducting, and reporting research.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Karyn Moffatt (Winter)

  • GLIS 617 Information System Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental concepts of information storage and retrieval. Includes user requirement analysis, information structure analysis, database organizations and characteristics, bibliographic database construction, search techniques and strategies, OPACs, and hardware and software choices.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jamshid Beheshti (Fall)

  • GLIS 620 Information Agency Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to management theory and decision making in the context of information agencies and services. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, organizing, quality management, organizational behaviour, human resource management, leadership and communication, management of change, legal issues in information agencies, and information use in decision making.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joy Bennett (Winter)

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

24-36 credits from one of the following streams: Archival Studies, Knowledge Management, or Librarianship.

Archival Studies Stream

12 credits, the following four required courses:

  • GLIS 641 Archival Arrangement & Description (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theory and practice of archival description and descriptive tools, including selection and application of appropriate descriptive standards to archival materials and the creation and dissemination of finding aids.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 645.
  • GLIS 642 Preservation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles, strategies, and current technologies for intellectual and physical preservation of resources in a variety of formats. Assuring their continued accessibility and extending their life.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Trudi Wright (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 645.
  • GLIS 645 Archival Principles & Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental principles and practices of archival studies, including acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, public services, societal organizational structures and records keeping systems, and the history of archival institutions and profession.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Fall)

    • Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.
  • GLIS 660 Records Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Management of records created by, or maintained by recordkeeping systems. Long-term preservation of records in all formats as part of organizational, research or personal activities.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Trudi Wright (Fall)

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12-24 credits chosen from the following complementary courses:

  • GLIS 609 Metadata & Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Archival descriptive tools in metadata-based access systems. Metadata schemas (MARC, Dublin Core and EAD), markup languages (SGML, HTML, and XML), DTD, vocabulary control, and metadata management issues.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Trudi Wright (Fall)

  • GLIS 613 Library and Archival History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The historical evolution of libraries & archives, from the ancient world to the present, in relation to literacy, knowledge transfer, technology, and the private and collective ownership of recorded information - manuscript, print, microform, and electronic - within various social, cultural, and chronological contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Peter F McNally (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601 or consent of instructor
  • GLIS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices of designing websites in the context of libraries and information centres. The course focuses on a conceptual approach to organizing information for the world wide web including design, implementation and management issues. Topics include web development tools, markup languages, internet security and web server administration.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Edward Bilodeau (Fall) Edward Bilodeau (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
  • GLIS 643 Electronic Records Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Implementation and management of electronic recordkeeping systems in different types of organizations. Assessment and evaluation procedures for the system design and analysis, functional analysis, metadata, usability, and content management of electronic recordkeeping systems.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

  • GLIS 646 Research Project (12 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A two-term in-depth research study leading to the preparation of a research paper with potential for publication. The subject of the study will vary according to the student's interests and pre supposes some detailed background knowledge in the area to be researched. Working with a faculty supervisor, the student will plan, conduct and document a piece of research.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jamshid Beheshti, Joan Bartlett (Fall) Jamshid Beheshti, Joan Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 611 and permission of Director.
  • GLIS 647 Independent Study (6 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An in-depth exploration of a topic in library and information studies which is not emphasized or elaborated in any other part of the curriculum. The subject will vary according to the student's interests. It may be a work of synthesis, a research paper of limited scope, a state-of-the-art paper or a project which is an outgrowth of course work or in an area not covered in the curriculum. The student will work with a faculty supervisor to plan and pursue an individualised program of study.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien, Karyn Moffatt, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Fall) Peter F McNally, Richard E Virr, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Charles Antoine Julien, Karyn Moffatt (Winter) Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Joan Bartlett (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 611 and permission of Director.
  • GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617 or permission of the instructor.
  • GLIS 689 Selected Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : To explore a topic in library and information studies which elaborates or augments the curriculum; to pursue an individualized program of directed study which will vary according to the student's interests.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Carolyn Hank, Peter F McNally, Richard E Virr, Charles Antoine Julien, Gordon Burr (Fall) Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Karyn Moffatt (Winter) Eun Gyung Park, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Peter F McNally, Karyn Moffatt (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of Director.
    • Corequisite: GLIS 601
  • GLIS 699 Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Application of theoretical knowledge in an information environment and acquisition of basic professional skills through practice.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Nathalie Blanchard (Winter) Nathalie Blanchard (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: 18 credits (4 required & 2 stream required complementary courses) and approval of academic advisor and stream coordinator.

0-12 credits chosen from the following complementary courses:

  • GLIS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theory and techniques of bibliographic control for information. Basic cataloguing and indexing principles and practices incorporating the concepts of main entry, subject analysis, and classification according to standard codes. Introduction to ISBD and MARC formats for description and automated support applications. Practical assignments in the organization of materials laboratory.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Fall)

  • GLIS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied explanation of information retrieval in a variety of digital environments and in relation to both textual and multimedia data: Information retrieval capabilities, information-seeking models, interface design issues, information visualization and information system evaluation criteria.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 619 Information Services & Users (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Information users and use; information needs and use environments. Principles and practices of information transfer; development of information services and collections to meet needs. Evaluation of information services.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

  • GLIS 631 Systems Thinking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to general systems thinking and the use of the systems approach as an aid to problem solving and decision making. Subjective and objective factors in modelling for the definition, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of alternative solutions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
  • GLIS 632 Library Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Focuses on applied systems analysis and project management techniques in an operational environment. Includes an in-depth examination of hardware and software installations, LANs, RFPs, automation, system selection, Internet and Intranet applications, and standards for exchanging digital information.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617
  • GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of multimedia systems design. Includes knowledge representation; interfaces; storage and retrieval of text, sound, still images, animation and video sequences; authoring software; hardware options; CD-ROM/DVD and web based systems; virtual reality; testing and evaluation. Students design and develop a small-scale system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and consent of instructor
  • GLIS 638 Business Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of the literature used in business including bibliographic and non-bibliographic data bases. Various aspects of business set the scene for a study of the literature. Students examine key publications, and learn to select a basic business bibliography and to do reference work in the field.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rajiv Johal (Fall)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to current theories, principles, and functions of museology. Examines museum documentation, digitization, conservation, preservation, exhibition, education and research.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Winter)

  • GLIS 655 Language and Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An explanation of the relationship between language and information science through consideration of: document representations for information retrieval; bilingual/multilingual systems; natural language processing; language barriers to information transfer.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nouf Khashman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 661 Knowledge Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Fall)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Legal and ethical aspects, information audits, and cooperative intelligence.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: France Bouthillier (Winter)

Knowledge Management Stream

12 credits, the following four required courses:

  • GLIS 661 Knowledge Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Fall)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 662 Intellectual Capital (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Understanding the strategic role of intellectual assets: how individuals, communities and organizations can identify and leverage their knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations more systematically to create value for the organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding the links between individuals and the organization in the sharing of intellectual assets.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 661.
  • GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Basic classification and categorization methods, major taxonomy tools and technologies and practice in knowledge mapping and modelling. Theory and techniques of organization of both tacit and explicit knowledge at three levels: individual, community and the organization. Emphasis will be placed on the social nature of knowledge codification.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 661.
  • GLIS 664 Communities of Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Stages in the development of informal knowledge sharing groups and the roles and responsibilities of information professionals are examined. Focus is on the analysis of knowledge flow, knowledge creation and dissemination within and between different networks of knowledge.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Aleece Germano, Michele Jenkins (Winter)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 661.

12-24 credits chosen from the following complementary courses:

  • GLIS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied explanation of information retrieval in a variety of digital environments and in relation to both textual and multimedia data: Information retrieval capabilities, information-seeking models, interface design issues, information visualization and information system evaluation criteria.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of multimedia systems design. Includes knowledge representation; interfaces; storage and retrieval of text, sound, still images, animation and video sequences; authoring software; hardware options; CD-ROM/DVD and web based systems; virtual reality; testing and evaluation. Students design and develop a small-scale system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and consent of instructor
  • GLIS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices of designing websites in the context of libraries and information centres. The course focuses on a conceptual approach to organizing information for the world wide web including design, implementation and management issues. Topics include web development tools, markup languages, internet security and web server administration.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Edward Bilodeau (Fall) Edward Bilodeau (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
  • GLIS 638 Business Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of the literature used in business including bibliographic and non-bibliographic data bases. Various aspects of business set the scene for a study of the literature. Students examine key publications, and learn to select a basic business bibliography and to do reference work in the field.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rajiv Johal (Fall)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 643 Electronic Records Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Implementation and management of electronic recordkeeping systems in different types of organizations. Assessment and evaluation procedures for the system design and analysis, functional analysis, metadata, usability, and content management of electronic recordkeeping systems.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

  • GLIS 646 Research Project (12 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A two-term in-depth research study leading to the preparation of a research paper with potential for publication. The subject of the study will vary according to the student's interests and pre supposes some detailed background knowledge in the area to be researched. Working with a faculty supervisor, the student will plan, conduct and document a piece of research.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jamshid Beheshti, Joan Bartlett (Fall) Jamshid Beheshti, Joan Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 611 and permission of Director.
  • GLIS 647 Independent Study (6 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An in-depth exploration of a topic in library and information studies which is not emphasized or elaborated in any other part of the curriculum. The subject will vary according to the student's interests. It may be a work of synthesis, a research paper of limited scope, a state-of-the-art paper or a project which is an outgrowth of course work or in an area not covered in the curriculum. The student will work with a faculty supervisor to plan and pursue an individualised program of study.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien, Karyn Moffatt, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Fall) Peter F McNally, Richard E Virr, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Charles Antoine Julien, Karyn Moffatt (Winter) Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Joan Bartlett (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 611 and permission of Director.
  • GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617 or permission of the instructor.
  • GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Legal and ethical aspects, information audits, and cooperative intelligence.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: France Bouthillier (Winter)

  • GLIS 689 Selected Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : To explore a topic in library and information studies which elaborates or augments the curriculum; to pursue an individualized program of directed study which will vary according to the student's interests.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Carolyn Hank, Peter F McNally, Richard E Virr, Charles Antoine Julien, Gordon Burr (Fall) Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Karyn Moffatt (Winter) Eun Gyung Park, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Peter F McNally, Karyn Moffatt (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of Director.
    • Corequisite: GLIS 601
  • GLIS 699 Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Application of theoretical knowledge in an information environment and acquisition of basic professional skills through practice.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Nathalie Blanchard (Winter) Nathalie Blanchard (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: 18 credits (4 required & 2 stream required complementary courses) and approval of academic advisor and stream coordinator.

0-12 credits chosen from the following complementary courses:

  • GLIS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theory and techniques of bibliographic control for information. Basic cataloguing and indexing principles and practices incorporating the concepts of main entry, subject analysis, and classification according to standard codes. Introduction to ISBD and MARC formats for description and automated support applications. Practical assignments in the organization of materials laboratory.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Fall)

  • GLIS 619 Information Services & Users (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Information users and use; information needs and use environments. Principles and practices of information transfer; development of information services and collections to meet needs. Evaluation of information services.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

  • GLIS 624 Marketing Information Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The role and use of marketing for information brokers and library or information centres are discussed. Various aspects of the marketing process as applied to information services are analyzed. Students prepare a preliminary marketing plan for an information service of their choice and share similarities and differences in these specific applications.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • GLIS 631 Systems Thinking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to general systems thinking and the use of the systems approach as an aid to problem solving and decision making. Subjective and objective factors in modelling for the definition, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of alternative solutions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
  • GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to current theories, principles, and functions of museology. Examines museum documentation, digitization, conservation, preservation, exhibition, education and research.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Winter)

  • GLIS 645 Archival Principles & Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental principles and practices of archival studies, including acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, public services, societal organizational structures and records keeping systems, and the history of archival institutions and profession.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Fall)

    • Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.
  • GLIS 655 Language and Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An explanation of the relationship between language and information science through consideration of: document representations for information retrieval; bilingual/multilingual systems; natural language processing; language barriers to information transfer.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nouf Khashman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 679 Information Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Definitions of human literacy; information literacy standards; theories and models of information behaviour; design and delivery of information literacy programs; library programs and services; and information literacy research.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.

Librarianship Stream

12 credits, the following four required courses:

  • GLIS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theory and techniques of bibliographic control for information. Basic cataloguing and indexing principles and practices incorporating the concepts of main entry, subject analysis, and classification according to standard codes. Introduction to ISBD and MARC formats for description and automated support applications. Practical assignments in the organization of materials laboratory.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Fall)

  • GLIS 615 Bibliographic and Factual Sources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduces students to the theory, principles, and practice of bibliographical control as a foundation for reference service and information retrieval. Paper-based, microform, and electronic bibliographies are introduced. The creation and use of bibliographies, within various contexts, are discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Joy Bennett (Fall)

  • GLIS 618 Collection Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and practical introduction to the principles of library and information centre collection building, management, fund accounting, and assessment, with examination of the role of both traditional and newer media in collections.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joy Bennett (Winter)

  • GLIS 619 Information Services & Users (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Information users and use; information needs and use environments. Principles and practices of information transfer; development of information services and collections to meet needs. Evaluation of information services.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

12-24 credits chosen from the following complementary courses:

  • GLIS 608 Classification and Cataloguing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Cataloguing in depth with a view to such specialties as original cataloguing, catalogue maintenance, and administration of the cataloguing department. Investigation of alternative methods of library documentation. The study of developments in international cataloguing standards, codes, and formats. Includes laboratory sessions.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 607
  • GLIS 612 History of Books and Printing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Surveyed are the development of writing, alphabets, and books from their inception, and of printing from its invention in the fifteenth century. Historical bibliography dealing with the various physical elements in book production, including design.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Peter F McNally (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 615 or consent of instructor.
  • GLIS 613 Library and Archival History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The historical evolution of libraries & archives, from the ancient world to the present, in relation to literacy, knowledge transfer, technology, and the private and collective ownership of recorded information - manuscript, print, microform, and electronic - within various social, cultural, and chronological contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Peter F McNally (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601 or consent of instructor
  • GLIS 614 Public Libraries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A review of the Public Library Movement in English and French Canada. The development of public libraries in North America over the last twenty years with an emphasis on the library's role and responsibilities for the future. The impact of information technologies on the definition and delivery of services.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Heather Brydon (Fall)

  • GLIS 632 Library Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Focuses on applied systems analysis and project management techniques in an operational environment. Includes an in-depth examination of hardware and software installations, LANs, RFPs, automation, system selection, Internet and Intranet applications, and standards for exchanging digital information.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617
  • GLIS 636 Government Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to the structure of governments, and the nature and variety of government information. Emphasis is placed on the governments of Canada, the provinces, the United States and selected international governmental organizations. Topics include the acquisition, organization, bibliographic control and use of government information.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Louise Carpentier (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and either GLIS 615 or GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 637 Scientific & Technical Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Examination of the process of communication and information requirements of/in the scientific community; study of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources of information in the physical, biological, and applied sciences. Study and application of new information technologies, and in particular the world wide web, as used in scientific and technical communication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and either GLIS 615 or GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 638 Business Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of the literature used in business including bibliographic and non-bibliographic data bases. Various aspects of business set the scene for a study of the literature. Students examine key publications, and learn to select a basic business bibliography and to do reference work in the field.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rajiv Johal (Fall)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A practical course on the history, description and care of rare books and antiquarian material. The principles of descriptive bibliography will be presented in the context of book culture. The place of rare book collections in research libraries and the practical administration of a rare book department will be examined.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Richard E Virr (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 615
  • GLIS 646 Research Project (12 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A two-term in-depth research study leading to the preparation of a research paper with potential for publication. The subject of the study will vary according to the student's interests and pre supposes some detailed background knowledge in the area to be researched. Working with a faculty supervisor, the student will plan, conduct and document a piece of research.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jamshid Beheshti, Joan Bartlett (Fall) Jamshid Beheshti, Joan Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 611 and permission of Director.
  • GLIS 647 Independent Study (6 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An in-depth exploration of a topic in library and information studies which is not emphasized or elaborated in any other part of the curriculum. The subject will vary according to the student's interests. It may be a work of synthesis, a research paper of limited scope, a state-of-the-art paper or a project which is an outgrowth of course work or in an area not covered in the curriculum. The student will work with a faculty supervisor to plan and pursue an individualised program of study.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien, Karyn Moffatt, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Fall) Peter F McNally, Richard E Virr, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Charles Antoine Julien, Karyn Moffatt (Winter) Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Joan Bartlett (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 611 and permission of Director.
  • GLIS 651 Humanities and Social Science Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : This course investigates the structure of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences and their constituent disciplines in order to understand how information and knowledge in these fields is created, organized, communicated and retrieved.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and either GLIS 615 or GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 656 Abstracting and Indexing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practical methods of abstracting and indexing. Topics include pre- and post-coordinate indexing, concept analysis, vocabulary control, construction and evaluation of thesauri and of indexes for books, periodicals, and series; emphasis on the role of the computer in indexing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 607
  • GLIS 671 Health Sciences Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of information services and sources (both electronic and print) for health care professionals and the general public. An exploration of the information needs of health professionals and scientists; the role of health libraries and librarians; principles of health and biomedical library practice, functions, and management.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and either GLIS 615 or GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 672 Law Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The nature and scope of law librarianship and legal information sources; examination of the organization of legal knowledge, the legal research process, law information sources both print and electronic.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and either GLIS 615 or GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Bioinformatics from a library and information science perspective: biological foundation for bioinformatics; bioinformatics information needs and behaviours; information retrieval using key bioinformatics resources; the role of biology, computer science and library and information science; ethics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and either GLIS 615 or GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 679 Information Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Definitions of human literacy; information literacy standards; theories and models of information behaviour; design and delivery of information literacy programs; library programs and services; and information literacy research.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 689 Selected Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : To explore a topic in library and information studies which elaborates or augments the curriculum; to pursue an individualized program of directed study which will vary according to the student's interests.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Carolyn Hank, Peter F McNally, Richard E Virr, Charles Antoine Julien, Gordon Burr (Fall) Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Karyn Moffatt (Winter) Eun Gyung Park, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Peter F McNally, Karyn Moffatt (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of Director.
    • Corequisite: GLIS 601
  • GLIS 699 Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Application of theoretical knowledge in an information environment and acquisition of basic professional skills through practice.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Nathalie Blanchard (Winter) Nathalie Blanchard (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: 18 credits (4 required & 2 stream required complementary courses) and approval of academic advisor and stream coordinator.

0-12 credits chosen from the following complementary courses:

  • GLIS 609 Metadata & Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Archival descriptive tools in metadata-based access systems. Metadata schemas (MARC, Dublin Core and EAD), markup languages (SGML, HTML, and XML), DTD, vocabulary control, and metadata management issues.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Trudi Wright (Fall)

  • GLIS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied explanation of information retrieval in a variety of digital environments and in relation to both textual and multimedia data: Information retrieval capabilities, information-seeking models, interface design issues, information visualization and information system evaluation criteria.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 624 Marketing Information Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The role and use of marketing for information brokers and library or information centres are discussed. Various aspects of the marketing process as applied to information services are analyzed. Students prepare a preliminary marketing plan for an information service of their choice and share similarities and differences in these specific applications.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • GLIS 631 Systems Thinking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to general systems thinking and the use of the systems approach as an aid to problem solving and decision making. Subjective and objective factors in modelling for the definition, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of alternative solutions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
  • GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of multimedia systems design. Includes knowledge representation; interfaces; storage and retrieval of text, sound, still images, animation and video sequences; authoring software; hardware options; CD-ROM/DVD and web based systems; virtual reality; testing and evaluation. Students design and develop a small-scale system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617 and consent of instructor
  • GLIS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices of designing websites in the context of libraries and information centres. The course focuses on a conceptual approach to organizing information for the world wide web including design, implementation and management issues. Topics include web development tools, markup languages, internet security and web server administration.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Edward Bilodeau (Fall) Edward Bilodeau (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
  • GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to current theories, principles, and functions of museology. Examines museum documentation, digitization, conservation, preservation, exhibition, education and research.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Winter)

  • GLIS 643 Electronic Records Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Implementation and management of electronic recordkeeping systems in different types of organizations. Assessment and evaluation procedures for the system design and analysis, functional analysis, metadata, usability, and content management of electronic recordkeeping systems.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

  • GLIS 645 Archival Principles & Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental principles and practices of archival studies, including acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, public services, societal organizational structures and records keeping systems, and the history of archival institutions and profession.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Fall)

    • Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.
  • GLIS 655 Language and Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An explanation of the relationship between language and information science through consideration of: document representations for information retrieval; bilingual/multilingual systems; natural language processing; language barriers to information transfer.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nouf Khashman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617 or permission of the instructor.
  • GLIS 660 Records Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Management of records created by, or maintained by recordkeeping systems. Long-term preservation of records in all formats as part of organizational, research or personal activities.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Trudi Wright (Fall)

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  • GLIS 661 Knowledge Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Fall)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Legal and ethical aspects, information audits, and cooperative intelligence.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: France Bouthillier (Winter)

Elective Courses (12 credits)

0-12 credits approved by the student's adviser, selected from the complementary courses of streams not chosen as the student's primary focus or from other 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses; up to 6 credits may be from other Quebec universities.

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