School of Library and Information Studies
Director: Ling H. Jeng, Professor
Location: SH 404
The School of Library and Information Studies administers the degree programs in Library Science. The School of Library and Information Studies offers complete programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Library Science. The School Librarian Certificate prepares students for librarian certification in public schools in Texas. The Master of Library Science is the first professional degree. The Master of Library Science degree requires 36 semester credit hours. The School prepares students for placement in a variety of types of information centers and libraries. It is the oldest continuously accredited master’s program in the Southwest by the American Library Association.
Students will find exceptional opportunities for developing skills in their chosen field through classroom work, through experience on department-sponsored media, and through internships.
The School offers undergraduate courses in support of other programs but does not offer a bachelor’s degree in Library Science.
Library Science Undergraduate Courses
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|LS 3013||Library Materials for Children||3|
|LS 3053||Interdisciplinary Information Retrieval||3|
|LS 3153||Knowledge Economy||3|
|LS 4903||Special Topics||3|
|LS 4923||Capstone in Interprofessional Informatics||3|
For graduate courses in Library and Information Studies, see the Graduate Catalog.
LS 3013. Library Materials for Children. Selection, evaluation, and use of recreational and informational materials for children reflecting our multicultural society. Knowledge gained through reading, listening to, viewing, researching, and integrating various types of media into K-12 curriculum. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
LS 3053. Interdisciplinary Information Retrieval. Navigation, access, and use of databases and electronic resources for information retrieval relevant to information needs. Critical evaluation of information based on relevance and quality. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
LS 3153. Knowledge Economy. Overview of knowledge work and related employment trends in today's economy with emphasis on skills and tools needed to synthesize information into useful and actionable knowledge. The role of information service industry in citizen participation in the knowledge economy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
LS 4903. Special Topics. Organized course with each section's title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hour.
LS 4923. Capstone in Interprofessional Informatics. Culminating organization and/or community-based interdisciplinary/interprofessional project supported through informatics and technology and applied to a specific domain to demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in the informatics or health informatics program. Prerequisite: Taken after completion of all but the last 24 hours (SCHs) of the program. Credit: Three hours.