Summer 2018 Course List

The list of summer 2018 courses below includes all electives offered. MLIS core courses are not offered through iSchool Open Classes.

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 2018 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 2018 Open Class may not be the same instructor in the sample syllabus we have linked to from a previous semester. Check the iSchool Schedule of Classes for any mandatory Zoom web conferencing dates.

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. We are also offering 2-unit courses. Many of these shorter courses have a leadership focus. 

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 24, 2018 at 8AM 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 Professions
INFO 287-10 Cybersecurity
INFO 287-15 STEM in Libraries
INFO 287-16 Augmented Virtual Reality* (3 units)


Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications
INFO 240-10, -11 Web Design and Programming
INFO 246-10 Web 2.0 and Social Media
INFO 246-11 Web Frameworks with Bootstrap* (1 unit) Requires a knowledge of HTML and CSS (INFO 240 or equivalent experience) See more information about this class. Runs from July 5th - August 2nd
INFO 246-12 Fundamentals of Programming (1 unit) Runs from June 4th - July 2nd
INFO 246-13 MySQL In Depth
INFO 287-13 User Experience


Leadership and Management
INFO 275-10 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
INFO 281-13 Information Secrecy
INFO 281-16 Scholarly Communication and Publishing: Access, Intellectual Property, and Impact* (2 units) Runs from June 18th - August 10th
See more information about this class.
INFO 281-14 Community Partnerships (1 unit) Runs from July 9th - August 6th
INFO 282-10 Prison Library Management
INFO 282-11 Workflow assessment and design in collaboration with technology teams (1 unit) Runs from June 25th - July 20th
See more information about this class.
INFO 286-10 Interpersonal Communication Skills for Librarians Runs from June 11th - August 10th


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
INFO 284-12 Medieval Manuscripts: Genres (2 units) See more information about this class. Runs from June 4th - July 30th. 
MARA 284-10 Ethics for Archivists and Records and Information Management Professionals  (1 unit) Runs from July 5th - August 2nd
MARA 284-11 Health Information Management* (1 unit) Dates TBD


Information Organization and Retrieval
INFO 247-10 Vocabulary Design
INFO 248-10, -11 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 18th - August 10th


Information Intermediation and Instruction
INFO 210-10/ -11 Reference and Information Services (3 unit version)
INFO 220-11 Film and Media
INFO 220-12 Consumer Health Librarianship (1 unit) Runs from June 4th - July 2nd
INFO 220-13 GLBTIQ Resources and Services
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 267-10 Indigenous Literature for Children and Youth* (1 unit) Runs from June 14th - July 12th
INFO 281-12 Booktalking and Booktrailering


Adult Services
INFO 281-11 Graphic Novels (1 unit) Runs from June 4th - July 2nd
INFO 287-14 Adult Literacy


Courses Covering Specific Library Environments
INFO 231-10 Issues in Special Libraries and Information Centers
INFO 233-10 School Library Media Centers
INFO 281-15 Examination of global library issues using project based learning (2 units)  Dates TBD
INFO 287-12 Digital Libraries


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

*New course offered for the first time in summer 2018. No prior course syllabus available.

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