School of Library and Information Studies

Workshops Fall 2011

LIS 598 Facilities Management

COURSE OUTLINE

AUDIENCE: This workshop will be of interest to those in all types of Libraries

Facilities Management is also being offered as three one-credit courses/workshops (see below)

DATES OFFERED: 
Part 1:
September 16-18, 2011 (13 hours) Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -12 noon.
Part 2:
September 23-25, 2011 (13 hours) Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -12 noon.
Part 3:
September 30, October 1-2, 2011 (13 hours) Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -12 noon.

INSTRUCTOR:  Judy Moore, Chair, Reference & Research Services, Grant MacEwan University 

Course Goal: This course is designed to acquaint students with the history of library architecture, the cooperative process involving librarians and architects in planning and equipping the building, and the design of library and information centre facilities up to and including preparation of working drawings. Various types of library buildings are studied, with an emphasis on similarities and differences in design. Planning a library environment that is functional as well as aesthetically appealing is emphasized. 

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. General: To develop in students a feeling for, and understanding of, attractive and functional contemporary library and information centre design.
  2. Specific: To enable students to write library service specifications (a building program) from which the architect's working drawings may be prepared.

 

LIS 598 Copyright Issues for Information Professionals

COURSE OUTLINE

AUDIENCE: This workshop will be of interest to those dealing with copyright issues. 

DATES OFFERED: October 21-23, 2011 (13 hours) Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -12 noon.

INSTRUCTOR:  Paul Whitney, City Librarian, Vancouver Public Library

Course Goal: Upon completion of the course a student will understand the fundamentals of Canadian copyright law and jurisprudence as they apply in a library setting. The course will provide students with insights into the historical and present day international context for the development of copyright norms, the broader societal implications of copyright and an understanding of how they influence the Canadian legislative agenda.  

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will have a good understanding of:

  1. The international evolution of copyright standards including the Berne Convention, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties, The US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the European Union Copyright Directive and World Trade Organization and bilateral trade treaties.
  2. The Canadian Copyright Act as it relates to libraries and recent attempts to modernize the legislation (it is possible that a new Act to amend the Copyright Act will be introduced by the Federal Government prior to the course in which case the new proposals will be reviewed).
  3. Domestic and international advocacy on copyright with an emphasis on efforts undertaken by the library community.
  4. The operational implications for different types of libraries of copyright law relating to the making available of print on paper and digital works.
  5. The implications for libraries arising from copyright collective licences, content provider licences and the Amended Google Book Settlement.
  6. The broader societal implications of copyright in the digital environment. 
      

LIS 598 Principles and Concepts in Technology Management

COURSE OUTLINE

AUDIENCE: This workshop is applicable to both the technology savvy and the less technically inclined.  The less technically inclined will increase their capacity to discuss technical needs with library professionals.  Likewise, the technology savvy student will discover ways to translate technology needs for administrators.

DATES OFFERED: November 18-20, 2011 (13 hours) Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -12 noon.

INSTRUCTOR:  James MacDonald, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Northern British Columbia 

Course Goal: The goal of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of library systems administration and management.  The course will focus on information technology management concepts, assessment and evaluation of technologies, staff training and technology competencies in a library context.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Understand and apply concepts of “system administration” as it applies in libraries.
  2. Discuss and articulate current issues of technology deployment as they apply to libraries.
  3. Select and evaluate technology (products and vendors) in a library setting.
  4. Creatively apply current technologies to core library services.
  5. Understand, support and/or contribute to innovation in library service delivery.