Summer 2017 Course List

The list of summer 2017 courses below includes all electives offered.

Note: Enrollment is based on space availability and is not guaranteed. Some of the classes below might already be filled.

As you explore these courses, we encourage you to read the example course syllabus. (Click on the course title to view the syllabus.) Note that in some cases, the syllabus may be from a previous semester, as the summer 2017 syllabus is not yet available. Also, some courses are new, and thus there are no previous syllabi available. When viewing a course syllabus from a previous semester, please note that the instructor for the summer 2017 Open Class may not be the same instructor in the sample syllabus we have linked to from a previous semester.

The course syllabus includes a brief course description, along with details regarding assignments, technology requirements, grades, course calendar, workload expectations, student learning outcomes, and textbooks. If any live synchronous class sessions are required, they will be noted on the syllabus.

Most courses are for three units and cover the full 10-week session. However, there are several 1-unit courses available, reducing the cost to enroll, as well as the time needed to complete the course.

Students who enroll in Open Classes do not need to complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling. If you are interested in a specific course, we invite you to complete a sign-up form, which will be available starting on April 24th, 8:00 a.m. Pacific, and then we will get in touch with you to confirm whether space is available.

Choose courses in any of the following areas:



Emerging Trends in the Profession
INFO 220-10 The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends
INFO 287-10 Cybersecurity
INFO 287-15 STEM in Libraries
INFO 298-14 Professional Socialization and Trendspotting *(1 unit)  Requires attendance at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago: June 22-27, 2017


Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications
INFO 240-10, -11 Information Technology Tools and Applications
INFO 246-10 Web 2.0 and Social Media
INFO 246-10 User Experience


Leadership and Management
INFO 275-10 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
INFO 281-12 Licensing*
INFO 281-15 Information Ethics
INFO 281-16 Community Partnerships (1 unit) Runs from July 10th - August 6th
INFO 282-10 Prison Library Management
INFO 286-10 Interpersonal Communication Skills for Librarians


Managing, Preserving, and Curating Digital Assets, Records, and Other Cultural Heritage Artifacts
INFO 256-10 Archives and Manuscripts
INFO 284-10 Genealogy
INFO 284-11 Photographic Preservation
MARA 284-10 Ethics for Archivists and Records and Information Management Professionals*, 1 unit, Runs from July 5th - August 4th


Information Organization and Retrieval
INFO 247-10 Vocabulary Design
INFO 248-10 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
INFO 266-10 Collection Management
INFO 266-11 Collection Management
INFO 281-10 Metadata
INFO 287-11 Linked Data* (2 units), Requires successful completion of INFO 248 or equivalent experience (2 units) Runs from June 5th - July 30th


Information Intermediation and Instruction
INFO 210-10, -11 Reference and Information Services
INFO 220-11 Film and Media
INFO 220-12 Consumer Health Librarianship (1 unit) Runs from June 25th-July 28th
INFO 244-10 Online Searching
INFO 250-10 Instructional Design K - 12 Focus
INFO 250-11 Instructional Design Non K-12 Focus


Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INFO 260A-10 Programming and Services for Children
INFO 261A-10 Programming and Services for Young Adults
INFO 265-10 Materials for Young Adults
INFO 268-10 History of Youth Literature
INFO 281-13 Booktalking and Booktrailering


Adult Services
INFO 281-11 Graphic Novels, Note for 281-11: (1 unit) Runs from June 5th - July 2nd
INFO-287-14 Adult Literacy


Courses Covering Specific Work Environments
INFO 231-10 Issues in Special Libraries and Information Centers
INFO 233-10 School Library Media Centers
INFO 287-12 Digital Libraries
INFO-281-14 International and Comparative Librarianship


Research and Program Evaluation
INFO 285-10 Research in Academic Libraries*
INFO 285-11 Action Research
INFO 285-12 Overview of the frequently used research methods in library and information practice

*New course for summer 2017. No prior course syllabus available.

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