WISE Courses: 2014-2015, Winter Session, Term 1 [September/December]

  • Please remember than only 3-10 spaces in total are available in each course for WISE students in 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 if offered a space. 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 eight 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
  • 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. programs
  • 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. Do not attempt to register for a WISE course before April 21, 2014
  • 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
    • If you are requesting a space in two courses please send separate emails for each course
  • 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 be signed by 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 may receive a mark of “F” in the course.

 



NOTE
: Registration for the 2013 Summer session WISE courses opens on April 21, 2014. It is possible that additional WISE courses may be added later.


  • Adult Materials and Reading Interests [NOTE: Course starts in late August]
    • Description: Reading interests and behavior of adults, including younger and older adults. Selection and use of books and other materials for recreation and self-development. Adult programs and services, including reading guidance. Wide reading and use of literature and non-print materials in different fields.
    • Institution: The University of North Texas
    • Class Number: SLIS 5410
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 2
    • Course tool: Blackboard
    • Faculty: Frances A. May
    • Start and End Date: 8/25/2014 – 12/4/2014 [NOTE: Course starts in late August]
    • Syllabus Link: http://www.wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2014/4/UNT_SLIS5410_
      Syllabus_Fall2014.pdf
    • 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.

 

    • Crisis/Disaster Health Informatics [NOTE: Course starts in late August and ends in mid-December].
      • Description: This course explores the inter-connectedness of information, people, and technologies in a crisis/disaster (e.g. hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics) and the intersecting trajectories of social, technical and information perspectives in crises/disasters. In particular, it examines how information is generated, accessed, organized, coordinated, and disseminated during a crisis/disaster. The course also examines the multiple roles that libraries can play in crisis/disaster preparedness and response. The first half of the course focuses on crisis/disaster information topics in general. The second half of the course focuses on crisis/disaster health information: for example, health information sources in crises/disasters; information dissemination during pandemics; health information provided by global related organizations, and agencies involved in crises/disasters. Students reflect on lessons learned from past crises and on strategies to manage future crises. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to be key players in crisis/disaster response.
      • Institution: San Jose State University
      • Class Number: Libr 281
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 2
      • Course tool: Canvas learning management system
      • Faculty: Christine Hagar
      • Start and End Date: 8/25/2014 – 12/10/2014 [NOTE: Course starts in late August and ends in mid-December]
      • Syllabus link: http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=6209
      • 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.

 


 

  • E-resource management & licensings [NOTE: class ends in mid-December]
    • Description: Management, policy and technology issues associated with licensed digital library resources such as e-journals, e-books, full text and citation databases, digital audio and video collections, and e-references resources. Includes a significant copyright and licensing component.
    • Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS
    • Class Number: 755
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 5
    • Course tool: Desire2Learn
    • Faculty: TBA
    • Start and End Date:9/3/2014 – 12/12/2014 [NOTE: class ends in mid-December]
    • Syllabus: http://www.wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2014/3/UWMad755Syllabus.pdf [new version will be posted when available]
    • 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.

  • Information Resources, Services & Technology in an Aging World [NOTE: course starts in August and ends in mid-December]
    • Description:This course will focus on collection development, reference, and education services for older adults, and their professional and family caregivers. the course will cover the critical evaluation of materials in print, non-print, and electronic formats, and a discussion of information services provided by healthcare organizations, community agencies, medical center and hospital libraries, public libraries which serve an aging population, and academic libraries serving students in the helping professions. This course is especially appropriate for those interested in working in medical and public libraries, healthcare organizations, community agencies, and academic libraries with students and faculty interested in the helping or service professions, especially in fields that focus on older people.
    • Institution: The University of Pittsburgh
    • Class Number: LIS 2334
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 10
    • Course tool: Blackboard
    • Faculty: Dr. Ellen Detlefsen
    • Start and End Date: 8/25/2014 – 12/13/2014 [NOTE: course starts in August and end in mid-December]
    • Syllabus Link: coming soon
    • 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.

  • Intellectual Freedom for Libraries [NOTE: course ends in mid-December]
    • Description This course examines the historical and legal background of intellectual freedom in libraries as well as current trends and topics. The course discusses the many challenges to the concept and practice of intellectual freedom from technological to political to legal. Students learn how to articulate, promote, and defend intellectual freedom policies as a key component of professional practice in all types of library and information services.
    • Institution: Rutgers University
    • Class Number: 17:610:584
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 2
    • Course tool: eCollege
    • Faculty: Dr. Ellen Detlefsen
    • Start and End Date: 9/2/2014 – 12/19/2014 [NOTE: course ends in mid-December]
    • Syllabus Link: coming soon
    • 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.

    • Mobile Devices: Services and Applications [NOTE: course starts in August and end in mid-December]
      • DescriptionAs more and more of our population embraces mobile technologies, including smartphones and tablets, they are expecting the services offered to them to follow that path. When you know more about what is possible with a mobile device (and what isn’t), you are more empowered to successfully design and deliver services to your users that they may not have expected. In this course you will -learn about designing services for mobile platforms -explore the decision making process for designing mobile based services -learn the basics of developing web applications for use on multiple platform -learn about deploying mobile applications We will try to answer the following questions: What services lend themselves well to the mobile space and how can we deliver them? What services do not work well in the mobile space? What new services might be discovered and delivered through a mobile environment. This course assumes a basic knowledge of web technologies (HTML, CSS, etc) but that you may have never programmed an application before. While some programming experience may be helpful, it also assumes that any prior experience might not be in an object-oriented programming environment. The goal is to go from having little to no programming experience to being able to understand and navigate an integrated development environment and understand the requirements for deploying a mobile application on various platforms
      • Institution: San Jose State University
      • Class Number: LIBR 287
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 13
      • Course tool: Blackboard
      • Faculty: Aaron Collier
      • Start and End Date: 8/25/2014 – 12/10/2014 [NOTE: course starts in August and end in mid-December]
      • Syllabus Link: http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=5676
      • 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.