- Please refer to the course bulletin for information on pre-requisites and approximate times courses are offered.
LIU Palmer School Course Bulletin 11-12
Please note that the bulletin is not updated every semester, changes may have been made.
Summer 2011 Course Schedule (PDF) (updated 4/19/11)
Registration begins March 8 (corrected). Textbook information is available here.
Consider taking one of these special courses at Palmer Manhattan this summer:
- LIS 519 Great Collections of NYC — Prof. Chris Filstrup
- This course will investigate a broad spectrum of special collections issues: how they are built and managed; how private collections move to institutions; what makes special collections “special”; where they fit in the larger institution’s mission; how they are represented to the rest of the world; who uses them; how libraries secure and preserve the collections; how they utilize Internet technologies to display their riches.
- Class time will be split between in-class discussion and visits to outstanding special collections in New York City.
- LIS 519 (#3119) will meet on Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Prof. Filstrup administered special collections in academic and research libraries for twenty-five years and is currently an instruction librarian at Stony Brook University.
- LIS 606 Information Literacy and Library Instruction — Prof. Clay Williams
- Nearly every job description for a librarian indicates the need for some library instruction skills, not to mention that most interviews require a presentation. This one-week workshop will introduce information literacy and library instruction methods used in a variety of information systems including libraries, archives, and electronic environments. It will include an overview of theoretical and applied research and discusses relevant issues and concepts. The focus of the course is on the process of designing, implementing, and assessing instructional programming– skills that are certainly in demand in the current library environment! This process has its roots in education and training. As such, much of the content in the course is drawn from the fields of education as well as from library and information science.
- LIS 606 (#3129) meets for one week: August 8-12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Prof. Williams spent 15 years as an Instruction Coordinator at Hunter and in Michigan and is now Deputy Chief Librarian at Hunter College.
- LIS 610 Reader’s Advisory — Prof. Pauline Rothstein
- Join the renaissance in Reader’s Advisory Services! Long neglected during the introduction of new technologies, librarians and patrons are now discovering the joy of reading. From basic principles of RA services to digitized books to electronic readers and social media, this course will provide training in the skills librarians need to match the book with the reader. Reading is defined in the broadest sense to include all media formats. Learn about genres, deep reading, history of reading, and selection tools such as Novelist and Goodreads. How do you review books for your library website? Lead book discussion groups live and virtually? Manage your collection development budget to include books to please your community? Why is reading so popular in this age of technology? If you are interested in these questions, this course is for you. Outside speakers’ visits and an opportunity to attend BookExpo, the largest book fair in the United States, are part of the course.
- LIS 610 (#3127) meets in SSI (May 16 – June 17); Tu/Th, 5:30 – 8:10
- Prof. Rothstein, former program director of the LIU/NYU dual degree program, is a long time adjunct professor at Palmer, and a former library director. She is a consultant on home libraries and reader’s advisory services.
- LIS 611 Film and Media Collections — Prof. Nancy Friedland
- In today’s multi-media world, it is likely that libraries, public and academic, collect non-print formats. Organizations such as government agencies, non-profit organizations, law firms and companies have historically generated and maintained sound and moving image recordings. In addition, many organizations generate and need to store three-dimensional objects such as models and ephemera of all shapes and sizes. Librarians and archivists should have an understanding of the principles and practices related to acquiring and maintaining these collections. This class will focus on moving image and sound collections with a particular focus on film. The history of film and its preservation serves as an excellent model for understanding the issues related to maintaining these types of collections.
- LIS 611 (#3128) meets weekends in July: July 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30; 11 – 5; 12 – 5 on Sundays.
- Prof. Friedland is the head of the Butler Media Center and is Media Services and Film Studies Librarian, Butler Library, Columbia University and a long time Palmer school adjunct professor.
- LIS 901 Library Architecture and Space Planning — Prof. Paul Glassman
- What should a library look like in the 21st century? Do we still need stacks for books? How do we create social spaces? What is HVAC? How many electrical circuits do you need for an information commons? These and other questions will be addressed in this course. As cosmic changes overtake libraries, their physical spaces will need to respond, and library administrators will be involved in the retooling of those spaces. Expand upon your management skills by becoming an architectural advocate, a design participant, and an informed space planner.
- LIS 901 (#1864) will meet in person on Thursdays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, and on line.
- Prof. Glassman is Director of Library Services at Felician College, the Franciscan college of New Jersey, where he managed the renovation of a mid-century modern library building, introducing social and instructional spaces. At Hofstra University, he wrote the architectural program for the $2-million renovation of Axinn Library. An alumnus of Bowdoin College, he holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado and a library degree from Simmons College.