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									               LIBRARY SCHOOLS Government Information courses
                       Compiled June 8, 2007 by Valery King
                          (valery.king@oregonstate.edu)
                for GODORT Education Committee Competencies Group

       GODORT Education Committee page Library School Classes on Government Information
           (http://www.bsu.edu/classes/atkins2/classes.html) formed the basis of this list



ALABAMA
University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies
http://www.slis.ua.edu/
LS 513 Information Resources: Government Publications
Explores the nature, use, and organization of local, state, federal, and international
documents.


ARIZONA
University of Arizona School of Information Resources & Library Science
http://timon.sir.arizona.edu/
572. GOVERNMENT INFORMATION: POLICY AND RESOURCES
To consider information policies and resources of the government of the United States
and to develop an understanding of how those policies have evolved, and how they affect
both the political system, the average citizen, and the overall structure of information
dissemination in this country.


CALIFORNIA
School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/
LIBR 221. Government Information Sources
Study in government publications and databases, their bibliographic organization, use in
all types of libraries and information centers, methods of acquiring information from
federal, state, and local sources; problems of depository and non-depository collections.

UC Berkeley School of Information, University of California-Berkeley
http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/
Nothing currently listed


CONNECTICUT
Information and Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University
http://www.southernct.edu/departments/ils/
ILS 621 - Government Publications
Study of city, state, and federal documents and those of selected international agencies.
Problems of acquisition, organization, and use of such collections in various types of
libraries. Scheduled irregularly. (Formerly LSC 646).


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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science
http://slis.cua.edu/
LSC 782: Government Information
Selection, dissemination, and use of government information services and the
documentation of major international/intergovernmental organizations. Reviews the
history and development of government printing and examines policy issues of accessing
government information in print and electronic formats. Emphasizes congressional
materials and federal agency statistical data. Covers the use of commercial indexing and
finding tools, agency electronic sources, and WWW sites.
LSC 882: Institute on Federal Library Resources
Examines the complex of federal library programs and operations in detail through
lectures, panel discussions, and information clinics, featuring library leaders,
information scientists, government officials, and others prominent in federal library
activities. Field trips to major federal libraries, information centers, and data banks,
where participants may use resources and see technology in operation.


FLORIDA
Florida State University College of Information http://ci.fsu.edu/
No descriptions available (not currently offered??)

University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science (in the College of
Arts and Sciences)
http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/
LIS 6661 GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
The nature of state, federal, United Nations, and international documents, their reference
and research value; the techniques of acquisition, organization, and reference use.


HAWAII
University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Library and Information Science
http://www.hawaii.edu/graduatestudies/fields/html/departments/hijkl/lis/lis.htm
LIS 618 Government Documents
Survey of government documents at the federal, state/local and international levels in all
formats. Covers methods of acquisition and organization, including depository
arrangements. Current issues of government information dissemination policies and
practices discussed.




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ILLINOIS
Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science
http://www.dom.edu/gslis/index.asp
LIS 744 GOVERNMENT INFORMATION RESOURCES
Selection and acquisition of government publications; their organization and use for
reference purposes. Prerequisites or co-requisites: 701 and 704. Offered in spring and
summer.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information
Science, http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/
LIS525 Government Information
Description Aims to acquaint students with government publications, their variety,
interest, value, acquisition, and bibliographic control, and to develop proficiency in their
reference and research use; considers publications of all types and all governments
(local, national, international) with special emphasis on U.S. state, and federal
governments and on the United Nations and its related specialized agencies.


INDIANA
Indiana University School of Library and Information Science
http://www.slis.indiana.edu/
L628: Government Information: Collection, Organization, Dissemination
Survey of government information dissemination in all formats and at all levels of
government. Consideration of government information policy. Primary emphasis given to
U.S. government information but with some consideration given to state and local
publications in the United States, and those of international organizations.


IOWA
University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science
http://slis.uiowa.edu:16080/~slisweb/
021:244 Government Information
Emphasis on federal documents as an information resource; state, local, foreign,
international materials; special concerns of organizing and administering document
collections. Overview: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/govpubs/classes/244/index.html


KANSAS
Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management
http://slim.emporia.edu/
LI 838 - Information Transfer and Government Resources
A study of government patterns at the international, national, and state levels for
creating, producing, disseminating organizing, diffusing, and utilizing information.
Examples of government information resources will be examined.




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KENTUCKY
University of Kentucky School of Library & Information Science
http://www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/SLIS/
Nothing currently listed online


LOUISIANA
Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science
http://slis.lsu.edu/
LIS 7203 Sources of Government Information (syllabus:
http://slis.lsu.edu/syllabi/7203.pdf)
Federal government publications as products of government activity and as sources of
information for libraries. Course Objectives 1. To explore various modes of access to
current and retrospective sources of government information. 2. To acquaint students
with federal, state, and international document depository selection, acquisition, and
administration. 3. To introduce students to the issues and challenges of documents work.


MARYLAND
University of Maryland College of Information Studies http://www.clis.umd.edu/
LBSC 767 Access to Federal Government Information
Prerequisite: LBSC 650 or permission of instructor.
Research methods, information needs, information production and structure, information
sources and services, and selection policies related to federal government information.


MASSACHUSETTS
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/
LIS 428 - U.S. Government as Publisher (formerly "United States Government
Information Policies, Resources, and Services")
Within an information policy context, the course examines the life cycle of government
information, with particular emphasis on public access issues, the evolution from
distribution to dissemination, and the emergence of e-government--a multi-faceted
concept. Students learn to navigate through a rich body of current and historical
literature.


MICHIGAN
University of Michigan School of Information http://www.si.umich.edu/
579-1 Government Information: Issues, Resources, and Policy
Federal government publications as products of government activity and sources of
information. Access issues and problems; methods of increasing access. Includes print,
computer-based, and other formats.




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Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program
http://www.lisp.wayne.edu/
8110 Government Information Policies and Resources (syllabus:
http://www.lisp.wayne.edu/courses/courseprofiles/LIS 8110.doc)
Selection, acquisition, access and reference use of major federal, state and local
documents. Overview of federal publishing program; the document - generating
processes of Congress, the judiciary and the executive departments and regulatory
agencies; the federal, state and local documentary system. Federal information policies
and the role of professional and governmental agencies in formulating policy. Offered
Fall semester


MISSISSIPPI
University of Southern Mississippi http://www.usm.edu/~slis/
664. Government Publications
Study of the types of government publications and tools for their bibliographic
organization.


MISSOURI
University of Missouri School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
http://sislt.missouri.edu/
9425 Government Publications (3 credits)
Survey of the publications of municipal, state, United States, and international
government units. Course will give special attention to the principles and the techniques
of administering a public documents collection.
9410 Seminar: Government Documents for K-12 Educators (1 credit)
This course will explore the vast, rich, and free information available using electronic
government resources and websites for K-12 students, school librarians, and educators.


NEW JERSEY
Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/
541 - Government Information Resources (specialization course)
Introduction to the nature and use of federal, state, local, and international government
information resources. Problems relating to the acquisition, bibliographic organization,
and reference use of public documents. Major emphasis on information resources of U.S.
federal government.
Syllabus: http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/courses/listing.jsp?CID=17%3A610%3A541




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NEW YORK
Long Island University Palmer School of Library & Information Science
http://www.cwpost.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/cics/palmer/
LIS 669 Government Information
Study and evaluation of documents and information from federal, state, and municipal
sources, including international governments. Most emphasis on the U.S. The nature of
documents, electronic formats (databases, CD-ROMs), their reference and research
value, as well as selection, acquisition, organization, and access in various settings. -
Fall or Spring Semester, Every Second Year

Pratt Institute School of Information & Library Science http://www.pratt.edu/sils
LIS-613 Government Info Sources
Publications of federal and certain state and local governments and their selection,
acquisition, use and administration are discussed. Practical exercises in printed tools
and electronic databases are required.

St. John’s University division of Library and Information Science
http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/liberalarts/departments/library
LIS110 Government Information Sources
(no description available)

Syracuse University School of Information Studies http://ischool.syr.edu/
IST 607 Governments and Information.
Relationships between governmental processes and the availability of public information.
Inter-governmental agencies and federal, state, and local government units as sources of
published and unpublished information.
IST 643 U.S. Federal Information Policies.
Introductory overview of information policy analysis techniques; examines access to and
management of federal information resources.

University at Albany College of Computing and Information, Department of Information
Studies http://www.albany.edu/dis/
IST 650: United States Government Information Sources
An examination of the general and specialized sources that comprise the texts and finding
aids of United States government information. Practical assignments will give students
direct experience with these sources, and the lectures and readings will provide a
framework for understanding the ways in which the federal government generates and
disseminates information. In addition to printed materials, as array of online services,
including Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis, will be studied.

University at Buffalo School of Informatics http://www.informatics.buffalo.edu/lis/
567 Government Information
This introduction to the Government Printing Office, Federal depository libraries, and
government information production covers print and electronic sources, with practice in
reference use and emphasis on U.S. Federal resources. (CLASS PAGE with syllabus:
http://www.sis.buffalo.edu/faculty/Robinson/courses/567/567home.htm)



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NORTH CAROLINA
East Carolina University Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/lsit1/index.cfm
No courses found.

North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences
http://www.nccuslis.org/programs/programs.php
LSIS 5580. Government Publications
The sources, availability, organization, and use of federal, state, and local documents
and selected publications of international bodies and foreign countries.

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
http://sils.unc.edu/
NLS 707 (228): Government Documents
A survey of the major publications of the United States federal government, United
Nations, and British government, with attention to the selection, classification, and
administration of a document collection

University of North Carolina Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies
http://www.uncg.edu/lis/index.html
614 Public Documents Information Sources
Federal, state, and United Nations agency documents: selection, organization, and use.
For students in library studies, business and economics, history and political science.


OHIO
Kent State University School of Library & Information Science http://www.slis.kent.edu/
60611 GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES
Library treatment of U.S. government publications, with brief attention to municipal and
state publications, and major documents of Great Britain, Canada and the United
Nations. Will not include materials covered in LIS 60601.


OKLAHOMA
University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies
http://www.ou.edu/cas/slis/
LIS 5143 Government Publications (Crosslisted with HIST 5143)
Acquaints the student with the basic reference sources that provide access to the
publications of governmental organizations. United States government publications are
stressed. Topics include: the basic catalogs and indexes; depository system; acquisition,
selection, organization, use and on-line retrieval of government publications.




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PENNSYLVANIA
Drexel University, The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and
Technology http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/
INFO 680 - US Government Publications
Studies the nature of United States federal government documents and techniques for
their acquisition, organization, and use.

University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~dlis/
LIS 2537 - GOVERNMENT INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES
The American political environment and its impact on the availability and control of
information emanating from the federal government. Consideration and analysis of
federal government materials in many formats.

Clarion University Department of Library Science http://www.clarion.edu/edu-
humn/newlibsci/index.htm
LS 562: GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
Study and evaluation of selected federal, state, and municipal documents, foreign
government publications, and the United Nations. The nature of documents, their
reference and research value; the techniques of acquisition, organization, and
bibliographic control; on-line commercial and government data bases.



SOUTH CAROLINA
University of South Carolina School of Library & Information Science
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/
734 Government Information Sources.
An introduction to the acquisition, organization, and reference service of U.S.
government publications with emphasis on federal government publications and
including state and local documents. Topics include the government as printer and
publisher, and include operation of government documents collections. Also includes
information services of international organizations. (listed under Technical Services
courses)


TENNESSEE
University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences http://www.sis.utk.edu/
534 Government Information Sources (syllabus:
http://web.utk.edu/%7Ewrobinso/534.html)
Selection, acquisition, organization, and utilization of government information in variety
of formats from legislative, judicial and executive branches of federal, state, local, and
international government and inter-governmental agencies.




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TEXAS
Texas Woman’s University School of Library & Information Studies
http://www.twu.edu/cope/slis/
No current listing.

University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences
http://www.unt.edu/slis/
5660. Government Information and Access Services.
Information resources and services of the United States government; their nature, use,
acquisition and organization. Includes some study of the information resources and
services of municipal and state governments, the United Nations and selected foreign
countries.

University of Texas School of Information http://www.gslis.utexas.edu/
INF 382M - Government Information
Students will develop expertise with government information resources as providers of
information services to others, and will be prepared for professional activities such as
policy research and analysis in public and private enterprises, policy advocacy, research
in information and media organizations, and legal research. Graduate standing required.


WASHINGTON
University of Washington Information School http://www.ischool.washington.edu/
LIS 526 Government Publications
Introduction to government publications of the United States and their acquisition,
organization, and use. Other topics covered include the public's right to know, the
Federal Depository Library Program, government influences in our daily lives, and
future directions in government information.


WISCONSIN
University of Wisconsin Madison School of Library & Information Studies
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/
653 Government Information Sources
Issues of United States government information policy. Structure, policies, and
procedures of the Depository Library System. Selection, acquisition, and problems of
access to government information sources, including electronic formats.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Information Studies
http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/
832 Government Information Sources and Services.
Availability, selection, and use of federal, state, and local documents; international
organization documents; or documents of selected foreign governments.




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