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Course Descriptions

LIN 175, Information Literacy

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces students to the cross-disciplinary skills needed to assess information needs, and access and evaluate information sources. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
  • Note: this course is required for the Northern Kentucky University Bachelor's Degree in Library Informatics and it has general education status.

LIT 115, Introduction to Reference Services

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces library reference sources and services. Includes reference interview techniques, print and digital information sources, bibliographic and full text databases, and digital access and retrieval skills. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 120, Readers' Advisory Services

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Examines library readers advisory services. Includes readers advisory resources, library programming, book discussion groups, collection development, formats for books, e-books and audio books, online applications, and marketing. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 124, Library Administration

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces basic principles of library organization and management. Includes the planning process, policies, ethical and legal issues, budgeting, and human resources. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 132, Library Technical Services

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Provides an overview of library technical services, including acquisitions, processing, cataloging and classification. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 200, Seminar in Kentucky Literature

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces Kentucky literature recognizing, studying, and examining distinct regional differences and similarities with concentration on major contemporary and traditional Kentucky writers and their texts. Approaches may include a group of authors, an historical period or aesthetic movement, a genre, a theme, or an aspect of literary theory. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 240, Literature of Appalachian Kentucky

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces the Appalachian literature of Kentucky concentrating on the major contemporary and traditional writers who are distinctly identified with that region. Approaches may include a group of authors,an historical period or aesthetic movement, a genre, a theme, or an aspect of literary theory. 3 credits (45 contact hours)

LIT 242, Literature of Western Kentucky

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces the literature of Western Kentucky concentrating on the major contemporary and traditional writers who are distinctly identified with that region. Approaches may include a group of authors, an historical period or aesthetic movement, a genre, a theme, or an aspect of literary theory. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 243, Library Services for Children

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces library services for children grades K - 6 and their caregivers. Includes surveys of child development, library programming, children s literature, collection development, and legal issues. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 245, Library Services for Young Adults

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces library services for young adults from 6th to 12th grades. Includes programming, collection development, young adult literature, the use of the Internet, and ethical and legal issues. Emphasizes the development and promotion of young adult library services. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 247, Library Services for Adults

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces library services for adults. Topics include adult literature, collection development, readers advisory service, programming, circulation services, reference services, and customer relations. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 248, Library Services for Preschool Children

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Introduces library services for preschool children, ages infant to 5 years. Includes library programming development and production, preschool children s literature, services for parents and for child care services, collection development, and legal issues. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 280, Genealogy Services in Libraries

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Prepares librarians to provide quality services to genealogical patrons. Topics include: definitions of genealogy and motivations of patrons, genealogical data, sources, and research methods, reference interviews, orientation of patrons to genealogical resources, collection development, interlibrary loan, patron referral, and legal and ethical issues relating to genealogical research. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 285, History of Libraries

  • Credits: 3
  • Description: Examines the development of libraries from ancient times to the present, with emphasis on academic and public libraries in the United States. Includes the interaction of libraries with economic, social and political trends in the larger society. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

LIT 299, Selected Topics in Library Information Technology

  • Credits: 1 - 3
  • Description: Expands library course offerings as new technologies develop, new issues evolve and/or to address local library issues. Topics may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructor. Course may be repeated with different topics to a maximum of nine credit hours. Lecture: 1-3 credits (15-45 contact hours).