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Course Descriptions

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