WISE Spring 2023


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  • Course offerings posted: Nov. 16, 2022
  • Applications accepted through Dec. 2, 2022
WISE classes approved for iSchool students for Spring 2023
Course Information Description
Theological Librarianship (4 credits)

Course runs Jan. 17 – May 3, 2023. Course meets online on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm Central /  1:00-3:00pm Pacific.

Host University: University of Illinois
Instructor: Berryhill, Carisse
Provides an overview of the contexts, materials, services, and issues characterizing theological librarianship. Students interact with a number of librarians currently working in the field.
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International and Comparative Librarianship (3 credits)

Course runs Jan. 17 – May 5, 2023. Course is asynchronous.

Host University: Simmons University
Instructor: Hussey, Lisa
Comparison of American and foreign library systems in terms of national differences in philosophy, objectives, and services. Evaluation and comparison of collection policies, technical processes, public services, professional training, management, and facilities. Selected in-depth area studies. International cooperation and major projects in the information fields; contributions of international organizations. Guest lectures, presentations, and individual research projects.
Information Visualization (3 credits)

Course runs Jan. 17 – May 5, 2023. Course is asynchronous.

Host University: Simmons University
Instructor: Dumas, Catherine
Information visualization is the interdisciplinary study of the visual representation of large-scale collections of non-numerical information, such as library and bibliographic databases, networks of relations on the Internet, query and retrieval set relationships. Collections of digital objects — text-based and digitized visual resources — are part of a larger stream in information work of presenting large volumes of data in graphic forms from library, archive, museum, and scientific work. Traditionally, information visualization has been associated largely with information retrieval, data mining, and information graphics with purposively design explanatory images, but as the volume of digital resources grows and visualizing techniques are simplified, library systems, digital libraries, and special-purpose information systems in both the sciences and humanities turn to visualization techniques to display, explain, and help users establish meaning from the retrieved data sets.
Digital Inclusion for Information Professionals​ (3 credits)

Course runs Feb. 27 – Jun. 2, 2023. Course is asynchronous. 

Host University: Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
Instructor: Goulding, Anne
This course provides an introduction to, and overview of, community engagement theory and practice and its relevance to building the relationships that serve the information needs of communities in the digital age. Topics covered include community in theory and practice, social capital, social networks, information needs of communities, engagement methodology, evaluation, and collective impact and their relationship to library and information science organizations.


See general information about taking WISE classes. For further questions, contact Alison Johnson.