Spring 2019 Course List

The list of Spring 2019 courses below includes all electives offered. No core courses are available in Open Classes. Core course prerequisites are waived for students enrolled in 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 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 spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 15-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 Dec. 3rd, 2018 at 8 AM 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 282-11 The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends
INFO 287-11 User Experience Closed
INFO 287-14 Hyperlinked Library: Emerging Trends, Emerging Technologies Closed


Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications
INFO 240-12 Web Design and Programming
INFO 246-10 JavaScript/jQuery
INFO 246-11 Python (2 units) Runs from February 1st - March 29th
INFO 246-12 Web Frameworks with Bootstrap (1 unit) Runs from January 24th - February 22nd
Requires a knowledge of HTML and CSS (INFO 240 or equivalent experience)
See more information about this class.
INFO 246-14 Learning to use Drupal and Understanding Content Management Systems Closed
INFO 246-15 Information Architecture
INFO 246-16 APIs* (1 unit) Runs from April 8th - May 13th
INFO 293-10 Introduction to Data Networking


Information Assurance, Big Data, Informatics and Information Visualization
INFO 246-13 Information Visualization
INFO 287-10 Health Informatics (2 units) Runs from February 1st - March 29th


Leadership and Management
INFO 275-10 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
INFO 275-11 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
INFO 281-15 Globalization and Information
INFO 281-11 Open Access (1 unit) Runs from January 24th - February 22nd
INFO 281-12 Intercultural Communication (2 units) Runs from January 24th - March 22nd Closed
INFO 281-13 Digital Copyright (1 unit) Runs from April 8th - May 6th   Closed
INFO 282-12 Grant Writing
INFO 282-13 Project Management (2 units) Runs from February 1st - March 29th Closed
INFO 282-14 Change Management (1 unit) Runs from February 1st - March 8th
INFO 282-15 Leadership (1 unit) Runs from TBA February 25th - March 29th
INFO 282-16 Political Advocacy (1 unit) Runs from January 24th - February 22nd
INFO 282-17 Information Vendor Landscape* (2 units) Note for 282-17: Instructors: Brown and Confetti Higgins Runs from January 24th – March 22nd


Managing, Preserving, and Curating Digital Assets, Records, and Other Cultural Heritage Artifacts
INFO 256-10 Archives and Manuscripts Closed
INFO 256-11 Archives and Manuscripts
INFO 259-10 Preservation Management Closed
INFO 280-10 History of Books and Libraries Closed
INFO 282-10 Digital Asset Management
INFO 284-10 Electronic Records
INFO 284-11 Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
INFO 284-12 Digitization and Digital Preservation Closed
INFO 284-13 Oral History* (2 units) Runs from February 1st - March 29th
INFO 284-14 Special Collections* (2 units) Runs from January 24th - March 22nd
INFO 284-15 Digital Curation
MARA 210-10 Records Creation, Appraisal and Retention
MARA 249-10 Electronic Recordkeeping Systems and Issues in Electronic Recordkeeping
MARA 283-10 Enterprise Content Management Systems and Digital Preservation
MARA 284-10 Information Assurance


Information Organization and Retrieval
INFO 241-10 The ILS and basic functionality for all library systems (1 unit) Runs from January 24th - February 22nd
INFO 241-11 Current Expansions of the ILS already in play (e-books, social media) (1 unit) Runs from February 28th - March 29th
INFO 241-12 Emerging technologies that could be pieces in 3-5 years (linked data, the Internet of Things) (1 unit) Runs from April 11th - May 10th   Closed
INFO 242-10 Database Management
INFO 247-10 Vocabulary Design
INFO 248-10/-11/-12 Beginning Cataloging and Classification  All Sections Closed
INFO 266-10 Collection Management
INFO 266-11 Collection Management
INFO 266-12 Collection Management Closed
INFO 281-10 Metadata Closed
INFO 287-12 RDA (1 unit) Runs from January 24th - February 22nd
Must already have had INFO 248 or equivalent experience.
INFO 287-13 Subject Analysis (1 unit) Runs from February 25th - March 29th
Must already have had INFO 248 or equivalent experience.


Information Intermediation and Instruction
INFO 210-10 Reference and Information Services, General – Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-11 Reference and Information Services, General – Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-12 Reference and Information Services, General – Three (3) Unit Version
INFO 210-13 Reference Collections in the 21st century (1 unit) Runs from April 8th - May 13th  Closed
INFO 210-14 Reference in the Age of Google: Marketing, Outreach, Management, and Evaluation (2 units) Runs from January 24th - March 22nd  Closed
INFO 220-10 Psychology of the Information User
INFO 220-11 Legal Resources (2 units) Runs from January 24th - March 22nd
INFO 220-12 Maps & GIS  (2 units) Runs from February 21st – April 25th
INFO 244-10/-11 Online Searching Section 10 Closed
INFO 250-10 Instructional Design K-12 Focus
INFO 250-11 Instructional Design Non K-12 Focus Closed
INFO 254-10/-11 Information Literacy and Learning Both Sections Closed


Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INFO 260A-10 Programming and Services for Children Closed
INFO 261A-10 Programming and Services for Young Adults Closed
INFO 263-10 Materials for Children Closed
INFO 267-10 Intellectual Freedom - YA


Courses Covering Specific Library Environments
INFO 230-10 Issues in Academic Libraries Closed
INFO 232-10 Issues in Public Libraries Closed
INFO 233-10 School Library Media Centers Closed
INFO 281-14 Indigenous Librarianship (2 units) Runs from February 1st – March 29th  Note: sample syllabus is from a 1 unit version of this class.


Research and Program Evaluation
INFO 285-10 Youth Services
INFO 285-11 Action Research January 24th - March 29th  Closed
INFO 285-12 Evaluating Programs and Services Closed
INFO 285-13 Evaluating Programs and Services Closed


Language and Culture for Information Professionals
SPAN 132-10 Beginning Spanish (4 units) is offered online by World Languages for the School of Information.

*New course offered for the first time in Spring 2019. No prior course syllabus available.

You can enroll in graduate-level courses on a space-available basis and earn college credit.