WISE Courses: 2013-2014, Winter Session, Term 2 [January/April]

  • Please remember that typically only 3-5 spaces in total are available in each course for WISE students from the participating institutions. There is no guarantee that there will be space for you in any of these courses.
  • You should NOT request a space in a WISE course unless you are reasonably sure you will actually take the course. It causes logistical problems to “take up” a space then drop the course at the last minute.
  • All courses have the four MLIS Core Courses as required pre-requisites: LIBR 500, LIBR 501, LIBR 502 & LIBR 503 for students in the MLIS and Dual programs. Students in the stand-alone MAS program must have completed the MAS Core Courses. Other required pre-requisites are noted in the individual course descriptions. If you are in the MAS program you should ask Mary Sue Stephenson [MLIS Chair] about whether or not you have taken the relevant equivalent courses in the MAS program.
  • All SLAIS students are eligible to take relevant WISE courses. MAS students – see below for information on taking a WISE course. MACL, CAS and Ph.D. students should consult with their advisers before requesting spaces in WISE courses.
  • Students who wish to take one of the available courses will be registered in LIBR 593: Seminar [these are counted as “external credits” for students in the MAS stand-alone program]
  • Students may take a maximum of two WISE courses [6 credits] as part of their MLIS, MAS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MACL, CAS or Ph.D. program
  • Students must agree to the course parameters of the host institution including course management tools, grading, and dates of term
  • Students must have access to technology necessary for completion of course
  • Students must have the technical knowledge to complete course successfully
  • Marks given by the program offering the course will be converted to UBC marks using only the WISE Marking Matrix. Please read over this document carefully as it will be the sole source used to convert marks from WISE institutions to UBC marks.
  • To request a space in one or more of the WISE courses please follow the registration instructions distributed to all SLAIS students via email no earlier than October 28, 2013. The email will be sent out in late October.
  • Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Mary Sue Stephenson a separate e-mail [susie.slais@ubc.ca] for each course giving this information:
    • Your name
    • Your program [MLIS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MAS, MACL, CAS, Ph.D.]
    • Your UBC student number
    • The name, number, and institution of the course you wish to take
  • IMPORTANT– If you are in the stand-alone MAS – before we can send approval to WISE for you to take a course you must have first completed and submitted the Request for Credit for External Courses Form. It must also be signed by your MAS adviser as well as Rick Kopak as SLAIS Graduate Adviser before the WISE registration process can take place.When you send your request to take a class to Mary Sue Stephenson please indicate that the form has already been submitted and approved. If you forget to tell her or you haven’t completed the approval process it will delay the process of trying to secure a seat for you in one of the WISE courses. Given the small number of seats, it will likely keep you from obtaining one of the seats.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: When you take a WISE course you are registered in a SLAIS/UBC course: LIBR 593D or LIBR 593E and all the normal add/drop dates at UBC apply. You are held responsible for dropping ALL relevant courses by the UBC deadlines. If you forget to drop [even if the WISE course has not yet started] you will receive a mark of “F” in the course.

 



NOTE
: Registration for the 2014 January term WISE courses opens on October 28, 2013


 

  • Aplications in Medical Informatics –– [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2014.]
      • Description A survey of concepts and activities in medical informatics, including an introduction to the applications of information technology in the areas of knowledge-based information and library informatics; integrated hospital information systems and patient-specific information; nursing, radiology, pathology, and pharmacy services; clinical decision support; telehealth; and medical education. Also included are concepts related to informatics in healthcare financing; legal, ethical, and philosophical issues in medical informatics; and consumer informatics.
      • Institution: The University of Pittsburgh
      • Class Number:  LIS 2587
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 10
      • Course tool:  Blackboard
      • Faculty: Ellen Detlefsen
      • Start and End Date: 1/6/2014 – 4/26/2014 [Course ends at the end of April]
      • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

Geographic Information Systems for Librarians — [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2014.]

  • Description: Concepts, techniques and technology of GIA: geospatioal data sources, metadata, and databases; techniques for creating maps; using GIS applications and software.
  • Institution: The University of Pittsburgh
  • Class Number: LIS 2695
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 10
  • Course tool: Blackboard
  • Faculty: Hassan Karimi
  • Start and End Date: 1/6/2014 – 4/26/2014 [Course ends in late April]
  • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 


 

Innovation in Public Libraries — [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2014. Cannot be taken by students who have already taken LIBR 576: Public Libraries at SLAIS]

  • Description: Students in this course will identify, develop and participate in new and creative approaches to and practices of Public Libraries. Innovations and contemporary practices will drive students to creatively work with libraries and supercharge library Innovation Planning using vitality in gaining practice with Public Libraries. Contributions and Topics will include, but are not limited to: * Innovation * (Mis)conceptions contributing to librarianship * New approaches to old ideas * Collaboration in librarianship * Libraries as institutions * Libraries in social, cultural, economic and political contexts
  • Institution: Syracuse University
  • Class Number: IST 600
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
  • Course tool: Blackboard
  • Faculty: A. Miller
  • Start and End Date: 1/13/2014 – 4/29/2014 [Course ends in late April]
  • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 


 

Telecommunications and Information Professionals — [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2014]

  • Description: Foundation course concerned with digital and analog forms of electronic communications, design and performance of networks and their relationship to the provision of information services. Emphasis on management issues for libraries and information agencies.
  • Institution: University of North Texas
  • Class Number: SLIS 5713
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 5
  • Course tool: Blackboard
  • Faculty: Toby Faber
  • Start and End Date: 1/13/2014 – 5/9/2014 [Course ends in early May]
  • Class Disclaimer: The University of North Texas uses Blackboard Learn as the learning management system. You can access the portal at http://learn.unt.edu. Visit the Blackboard On Demand Learning Center http://ondemand.blackboard.com/students.htm for short how-to videos on using Blackboard as a student. There is also a link to helpful information regarding the UNT BB Learn tool http://www.unt.edu/helpdesk/bblearn During the week prior to the start of classes, you will receive an e-mail with your UNT course and login information.Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.