WISE Courses: 2016-2017, Winter Session, Term 2 [January/April]

• Please remember than only 2-5 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 for students in the MLIS and Dual programs. Students in the stand-alone MAS program must have completed the four MAS Core Courses. Other required pre-requisites are noted in the individual course descriptions. If you are in the MAS program you should ask Susie Stephenson [SLAIS Graduate Adviser] 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. Stand-alone 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 are offered seats in their requested WISE courses will be registered in LIBR 593: Seminar by SLAIS office staff, but if you then drop the course it is your responsibility to drop the relevant section of LIBR 593: Seminar by the stated UBC drop deadlines.

• Students can take a maximum of two WISE courses [6 credits] as part of their MLIS, MAS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MACL, CAS or Ph.D. programs. WISE courses do not count as “External Credits” for students in the MLIS or MLIS/Dual programs, but do count as external for students in the stand-alone MAS 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 a 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. No information from instructors beyond the actual mark submitted to WISE will be used in the conversion to UBC percentage marks. If a given institution is not shown on the matrix then the information for an institution with the same marking scheme will be used.

• To request a space in one or more of the WISE courses please follow the registration instructions distributed to all SLAIS students via email.

• Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Aaron Loehrlein a separate e-mail [a.loe@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 have already taken a WISE course in the past
If you are requesting a space in two or more courses please send separate emails for each course and indicate the ranking of the requests.

• 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 Susie Stephenson as SLAIS Graduate Adviser before the WISE registration process can take place. When you send your request to take a class to Susie please indicate that the External Credit form has already been submitted and approved. If you forget to provide the required information 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.

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VERY IMPORTANT: No American students with US government loans can take any WISE courses as this would invalidate the loans.

VERY IMPORTANT: Due to the end dates of these courses they cannot be taken by any students who will graduate in May 2017.  WISE instructors have up to three weeks after the end of the course to submit marks and SLAIS must submit a list of graduating students to UBC in mid-April.

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Copyright for Information Prof [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: Geared for library and information professionals, this course provides a firm foundation in the fundamental rules of American copyright law, and equips them with the tools to make informed decisions about copyright issues.

Institution: Syracuse University

Class Number: IST 735

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Jill Hurst-Wahl

Start and End Date: January 17th, 2017 – May 2nd, 2017

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Digital Health: Information and Technologies Supporting Consumers and Patients [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: This course is appropriate for students considering careers in the health or allied health professions, service professions, and the social services, particularly those concerned with the medically under served and members of racial/ethnic/socioeconomic minority groups. This course covers topics within the US context including: the identification of appropriate and accurate materials for consumer health and family education; the ethical and organizational policy issues that arise when providing consumer and family health information in different settings; the role of the public media in disseminating health information; the health-related information needs and preferences of racial/ethnic minority populations; and health information technologies, from search engines to websites to apps, that put people in charge of managing their own health information.

Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS

Class Number: 517

Course Tool: Other

Faculty: C. Smith

Start and End Date: 1/17/2017 – 5/4/2017 [Course begins in mid January and ends in early May]

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 a minimum of 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.


Digital Humanities and Humanities Resources [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: This course is focused on the content and contexts of humanities, with an emphasis on supporting humanities scholars and digital humanists research and their practice needs; both within academic and popular settings. Includes the application of resources, tools, standards, and multimodal entities to projects in the digital humanities.

Institution: Queens College

Class Number: LBSCI 717

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Roberta Brody

Start and End Date: 1/30/2017 – 5/26/2017 [Course begins in late January and ends in late May]

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 a minimum of 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.


Games in Library [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: The topic will be on Video Games in the Library. It will include: (1) Examine the history of gaming in the library; (2) Classify video game programs offered in libraries; (3) Participate in a video game program; (4) Construct player game in scratch.

Institution: Queens College

Class Number: LBSCI 790C

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Joe Sanchez

Start and End Date: 1/30/2017 – 5/26/2017 [Course begins in late January and ends in late May]

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 a minimum of 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 Ethics [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: Digital-age intersection of information and ethics with emphasis on key areas of intellectual property, privacy, confidentiality, authenticity, plagiarism, diversity/inclusion and special populations, accessibility, intellectual freedom, censorship, social networking, cyberbullying, security, preservation, transparency, accountability, policy making, and professionalism. Ethical theories and application of ethical decision-making models to real-world library and information center scenarios. Analysis of codes of ethics. Issues and resources related to creation, implementation, enforcement, and assessment of institutional ethical codes.

Institution: The University of Pittsburgh

Class Number: LIS 2194

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Dr. James D. Currier

Start and End Date: 1/4/2017 – 4/29/2017 [Course begins in early January and ends in late April]

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 a minimum of 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 Services for Diverse Users [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: Given the increasing diversity of information users in the United States, information professionals need to learn more about specific groups in order provide appropriate services. This course examines the special needs and potential contributions of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in information settings. Through readings, discussion, and guest lectures, students will explore diversity issues that impact information services and develop skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for addressing these issues. Specific diversity issues include race and ethnicity; gender and sexual orientation; social class; national origin; physical, psychological, and learning ability; and age. Students will gain experience in addressing diversity issues in two interrelated projects. The first project will involve writing a paper on a particular group and its needs in terms of collection development, programming, or accessibility issues, etc. For the second project, students will build on the first paper in a service learning project with an information center of their choice. Examples of service learning projects include constructing a detailed program or service activity for a specific group; compiling an annotated bibliography of best current materials and digital sources for a specific group; implementing a mentoring program for a specific group; evaluating diversity programs which are already in place; or writing a staff training proposal.

Institution: Simmons College

Class Number: LIS-410

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Laura Saunders

Start and End Date: 1/18/2017 – 5/9/2017 [Course begins in mid-January and ends in early May]

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 a minimum of 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.


Knowledge Management in Organizations [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: In this course students study a critical approach to theories and practical applications of knowledge management/knowledge sharing in organizations.

Institution: Rutgers University

Class Number: 17:610:574

Course Tool: eCollege

Faculty: Claire McInerney

Start and End Date: 1/17/2017 – 5/8/2017 [Course begins in mid-January and ends in early May]

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 a minimum of 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.


Museum Collection Development  [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: This course will cover the essential elements of the management of museum collections including collection policy, legal and ethical concerns, artifact handling, documentation, information management, preservation, exhibition and access. Museum collections that will be studied include collections of art, history, natural history, science and moving image/multimedia. Course topics will be demonstrated through videos, discussions, case-studies, reading, and various activities. Assignments include researching various topics and discussing them in online forums, a research paper about preservation, a museum exhibit evaluation, creating an online collection record through E-Hive, and two exams. Field trip to a museum exhibit is required.

Institution: Queens College

Class Number: LBSCI 790B

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Carey Stumm

Start and End Date: 1/30/2017 – 5/26/2017 [Course begins in late January and ends in late May]

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 a minimum of 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.

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Social Informatics [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2017]

Description: Technological innovation, computerization, and electronic information are associated with dilemmas, value conflicts, and choices surrounding the scholarly, personal, and professional use of information. This class addresses social relationships, technological utopianism, societal control, vulnerability of information systems, and ethical responsibilities.

Institution: Rutgers University

Class Number: 17:610:581

Course Tool: eCollege

Faculty: TBA

Start and End Date: 1/17/2017 – 5/8/2017 [Course begins in mid-January and ends in early May]

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 a minimum of 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.