LIBRARY SCHOOLS Government Information courses by khv19273


									               LIBRARY SCHOOLS Government Information courses
                       Compiled June 8, 2007 by Valery King
                for GODORT Education Committee Competencies Group

       GODORT Education Committee page Library School Classes on Government Information
           ( formed the basis of this list

University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies
LS 513 Information Resources: Government Publications
Explores the nature, use, and organization of local, state, federal, and international

University of Arizona School of Information Resources & Library Science
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.

School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
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
Nothing currently listed

Information and Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University
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).

Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science
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 State University College of Information
No descriptions available (not currently offered??)

University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science (in the College of
Arts and Sciences)
The nature of state, federal, United Nations, and international documents, their reference
and research value; the techniques of acquisition, organization, and reference use.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Library and Information Science
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.

Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Selection and acquisition of government publications; their organization and use for
reference purposes. Prerequisites or co-requisites: 701 and 704. Offered in spring and

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information
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 University School of Library and Information Science
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.

University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science
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:

Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management
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.

University of Kentucky School of Library & Information Science
Nothing currently listed online

Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science
LIS 7203 Sources of Government Information (syllabus:
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.

University of Maryland College of Information Studies
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.

Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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

University of Michigan School of Information
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.

Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program
8110 Government Information Policies and Resources (syllabus: 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

University of Southern Mississippi
664. Government Publications
Study of the types of government publications and tools for their bibliographic

University of Missouri School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
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.

Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
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.

Long Island University Palmer School of Library & Information Science
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
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
LIS110 Government Information Sources
(no description available)

Syracuse University School of Information Studies
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
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
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:

East Carolina University Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology
No courses found.

North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences
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
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
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.

Kent State University School of Library & Information Science
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.

University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies
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.

Drexel University, The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and
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
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
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.

University of South Carolina School of Library & Information Science
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

University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences
534 Government Information Sources (syllabus:
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.

Texas Woman’s University School of Library & Information Studies
No current listing.

University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences
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

University of Texas School of Information
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.

University of Washington Information School
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.

University of Wisconsin Madison School of Library & Information Studies
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
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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