Library and Information Science

Major: Library and Information Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 25.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
25-4021

About the Program

NOTE: Effective Fall 2015, students are no longer being accepted into the School Library Media Concentration. Effective Fall 2016, students are no longer being accepted into the Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management Concentration.

The College of Computing & Informatics' Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) provides students with a foundation in a wide variety of information professions. The program addresses the contexts in which librarians and other information professionals work, the systems and services they provide, and the uses of new and emerging technologies in the field.

Accreditation

The College of Computing & Informatics is a member of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. In 2010, the MS program in Library and Information Science was fully reaccredited with "continuous accreditation" status until 2017. The program presentation for reaccreditation is scheduled to occur in October 2017.

Professional Affiliation for MS Students

Student groups include student chapters of the American Library Association, the Association for Information Science & Technology, the Progressive Librarians Guild, the Society of American Archivists, and the Special Libraries Association.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, visit the College of Computing & Informatics' MS in Library and Information Science web page.

Degree Requirements

The library and information science program assures students of a solid introduction to the field, a logical progression of coursework, and a wide variety of electives. All students are required to complete the six core courses, totaling 18.0 credits. Completion of the MSLIS program requires a total of 45.0 credits. Students may take any available INFO subject electives to complete their required number of credits in the program.

Students may declare a concentration in one of five areas: archival studies, digital curation, digital libraries, library and information services, and youth services. These concentrations are optional and will appear on the student's transcript. The concentrations consist of 5 courses, 3-4 required and 1-2 chosen from a limited list of courses relevant to the topic area. The remaining 12.0 credits are free electives, in which students can elect to take any other INFO courses that have not been taken as a concentration elective course.

In exceptional cases, a student with previous coursework in an ALA-accredited program or in an information science program may petition for exemption from one to three required courses. This petition should be made at the time of application to the College and should include both a detailed statement of the reasons for seeking exemption and a copy of the official transcript, including course descriptions.

*NOTE: Effective Fall 2015, students are no longer being accepted into the School Library Media Concentration. Effective Fall 2016, students are no longer being accepted into the Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management Concentration.

Core Courses
INFO 515Introduction to Research in Information Organizations3.0
INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0
INFO 521Information Users and Services3.0
INFO 522Information Access & Resources3.0
INFO 530Foundations of Information Systems3.0
INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0
Free Electives12.0
Concentration Courses (see below)15.0
Total Credits45.0

Concentrations

Archival Studies

The concentration in archival studies focuses on the practice and theory of managing collections of records and papers in a variety of archival settings, including governmental agencies, libraries, historical societies, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, museums, and religious institutions. The course content within this concentration provides the educational component required for post-graduate certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists. This concentration may also be of interest to students planning careers in academic and special libraries.

Required Courses
INFO 560Introduction to Archives I3.0
INFO 561Introduction to Archives II3.0
INFO 750Archival Access Systems3.0
Select two of the following courses:6.0
Archival Appraisal
Introduction to Digital Curation
Electronic Records Management
Digital Preservation
Total Credits15.0

Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management

NOTE: Effective Fall 2016, students are no longer being accepted into the Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management Concentration.

This concentration focuses on information needs and knowledge management in special library, corporate, and other organizational settings.

Required Courses
INFO 643Information Services In Organizations3.0
INFO 644Knowledge Assets Management in Organizations3.0
INFO 678Competitive Intelligence3.0
CI & KM Concentration Electives
Select two of the following courses:6.0
Introduction to Database Management
Resources in Business
US Government Information
Legal Research
Electronic Records Management
Total Credits15.0

Digital Curation

Digital Curation focuses on the active management and preservation of digital resources throughout the lifecycle, supporting the needs of current and future researchers. The rapid expansion of digital information in all disciplines has created a growing need for information professionals who can plan and implement projects to create, select, maintain, preserve, provide access, and add value to digital resources in a variety of institutional settings.

This concentration meets the needs of students planning careers in a wide range of settings and complements the concentrations in Digital Libraries and Archival Studies. The concentration addresses the growing importance of digital information in all environments.

Core Required Courses
INFO 560Introduction to Archives I3.0
INFO 753Introduction to Digital Curation3.0
INFO 756Digital Preservation3.0
Select one from the following (Technology courses):3.0
Introduction to Database Management
Information Visualization
Managing Digital Projects
Digital Libraries
Information Architecture
Electronic Records Management
Select one from the following (Content add-value courses):3.0
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Content Representation
Cataloging Special Materials
Metadata and Resource Description
Total Credits15.0

Digital Libraries

This concentration covers a range of topics in digital resources, collections and services. It can serve as a bridging concentration accessible to MSIS students; several courses are part of the MSIS curriculum.

Required Courses
INFO 552Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations3.0
INFO 653Digital Libraries3.0
INFO 657Digital Library Technologies3.0
Select two of the following courses:6.0
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Database Management
Human-Computer Interaction
Content Representation *
Metadata and Resource Description
Information Retrieval Systems
Information Visualization
Managing Digital Projects
Information Architecture
Digital Reference Services
Introduction to Digital Curation
Electronic Records Management
Digital Preservation
Total Credits15.0
*

Students may receive credit toward the Digital Libraries concentration by taking either INFO 622 or INFO 662, but both cannot be taken to fulfill the requirements.

Library and Information Services

This is a generalist concentration that includes key professional skills and an orientation to both a work setting and a relevant elective.  

Required Courses
INFO 552Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations3.0
INFO 660Cataloging and Classification3.0
INFO 665Collection Management3.0
Library and Information Services Concentration electives6.0
Students select one Work Setting course (and) either one Public Services course (or) one Technical Services course
Work Settings
Public Library Service
Academic Library Service
Special Libraries and Information Centers
Public Services
Library Programming
Storytelling
Digital Reference Services
Technical Services
Content Representation
Metadata and Resource Description
Library Technical Services
Library Automation
Total Credits15.0

School Library Media (SLiM)

NOTE: Effective Fall 2015, students are no longer being accepted into the School Library Media Concentration.

The School Library Media concentration is designed for students who wish to work in K-12 school library programs in both public and private schools. Designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for certification as school librarians by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the program meets the requirements of the State of Pennsylvania and provides a strong basis for seeking certification in other states as well. In most instances, students will be required to complete a supervised field study to be eligible for certification.

Three course sequences are available within the concentration: one for students who have no prior teaching certification from PDE; one for students who have had prior teaching certification from PDE and who wish to add school librarian certification to their credentials; and one for students with ALA-accredited master's degrees who wish to seek school librarian certification from PDE.

A grade of B or higher in each course is required to maintain eligibility for PDE Certification. For PDE Certification, students also submit relevant PRAXIS scores to the University. All courses in the School Library Media concentration, with the exception of INFO 891 and INFO 892, are offered online; INFO 891 and INFO 892 include both field experience and an online component. Sites may be arranged across the United S tates. Students seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania should check on requirements in their own jurisdictions. Only students (1) who hold current certification as teachers from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (POE) or (2) who earn PDE Certification as part of the Drexel program can be formally endorsed by the University as completers of Drexel’s state approved program.

School Library Media (SLiM) concentration (For students without PDE certification or other teaching certification)
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 546Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-83.0
or EDEX 566 Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-12
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
INFO 515Introduction to Research in Information Organizations3.0
INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0
INFO 521Information Users and Services3.0
INFO 522Information Access & Resources3.0
INFO 525School Library Programs & Services3.0
INFO 530Foundations of Information Systems3.0
INFO 552Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations3.0
INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0
INFO 660Cataloging and Classification3.0
INFO 665Collection Management3.0
INFO 683Resources for Children3.0
INFO 684Resources for Young Adults3.0
INFO 688Instructional Role for the Information Specialist3.0
INFO 891Twelve-Week School Library and Media Center Field Study6.0
Total Credits60.0
School Library Media (SLiM) concentration (For students who already have PDE certification or other teaching certification)
INFO 515Introduction to Research in Information Organizations3.0
INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0
INFO 521Information Users and Services3.0
INFO 522Information Access & Resources3.0
INFO 525School Library Programs & Services3.0
INFO 530Foundations of Information Systems3.0
INFO 552Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations3.0
INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0
INFO 660Cataloging and Classification3.0
INFO 665Collection Management3.0
INFO 683Resources for Children3.0
INFO 684Resources for Young Adults3.0
INFO 688Instructional Role for the Information Specialist3.0
INFO 892Six-Week School Library and Media Center Field Study3.0
Free elective3.0
Total Credits45.0

Youth Services

This concentration meets the interests of students planning public library careers with a focus on youth populations.

Required Courses
INFO 649Library Programming3.0
INFO 650Public Library Service3.0
INFO 683Resources for Children3.0
INFO 684Resources for Young Adults3.0
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations
Collection Management
Storytelling
Instructional Role for the Information Specialist
Total Credits15.0

Dual Degrees

Graduate students already enrolled in a master's degree program at Drexel have the opportunity, through the dual master's program to work simultaneously on two master's degrees and to receive both upon graduation. To be eligible, graduate students must be currently working on their first degree when requesting admission to the second. They must obtain approval from the graduate advisors of both programs and work out a plan of study encompassing coursework and/or research (thesis) credits for both degrees. Please contact your advisor for more information on program requirements as some CCI master's degree combinations may require additional pre-requisites.

The dual master's student must complete the Change of Curriculum and Status form and obtain approvals from both graduate advisors. Final approval is granted by the Graduate College. The student is then registered in both majors simultaneously. Upon graduation, the student must file two Application for Degree forms.

Dual MSIS and MSLIS Option

63.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The dual master's degree program, consisting of a Master of Science in Library and Information Science MSLIS and a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), combines the Library and Information Science program focus on selecting, organizing, managing and accessing information resources to meet user information needs with the MS in Information System program skills in creating and managing the databases, interfaces, and information systems that connect users with the information they are seeking.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the dual program are prepared to assume leadership and management positions designing, developing, and delivering innovative technological solutions to information problems in a variety of contexts; evaluating information services and products; and managing organizations that facilitate access to recorded knowledge. Students who pursue this path greatly increase their ability to compete in today's cutting-edge information marketplace, where the importance of digitized information resources and the needs of organizations and companies to provide networked access to these resources via intranet gateways and knowledge management systems is steadily increasing. Their preparation encompasses the knowledge and abilities required to:

  • Explain the foundational principles, professional ethics and values, and social context within which various information professionals work.
  • Design and deliver library and information services and/or products using appropriate resources in libraries, archives and/or other information organizations.
  • Analyze the structure, description, and bibliographic control of literatures.
  • Develop appropriate information-seeking strategies to select information resources for given audiences.
  • Retrieve information in various formats and from various technologies/platforms.
  • Communicate knowledge and skills related to accessing, evaluating and using information, information resources and/or information technology.
  • Manage information organizations using appropriate strategies and approaches.
  • Use a human-centered approach to analyze information needs and design solutions to meet those needs.
  • Lead or contribute substantially to a team in developing information technology products and services.
  • Evaluate, compare, and select from alternative and emerging information technologies.
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences about information technology concepts and stakeholder needs.
  • Contribute substantially to an information technology plan for an organization.
  • Explain information technology uses, benefits, and ethical and global issues for individuals and organizations.
Required Courses
INFO 530Foundations of Information Systems3.0
MS(LIS) Required Courses
INFO 515Introduction to Research in Information Organizations3.0
INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0
INFO 522Information Access & Resources3.0
INFO 521Information Users and Services3.0
INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0
MSIS Required Courses
INFO 532Software Development3.0
INFO 605Introduction to Database Management3.0
INFO 608Human-Computer Interaction3.0
INFO 620Information Systems Analysis and Design3.0
INFO 630Evaluation of Information Systems3.0
INFO 638Software Project Management3.0
INFO 646Information Systems Management3.0
INFO 671Web Systems & Architecture3.0
Distribution Requirements
Completion of at least four of the following courses is required for the degree. Additional courses from this list may be taken as electives.12.0
Perspectives on Information Systems
Advanced Database Management
Applied Database Technologies
Analysis of Interactive Systems
Design of Interactive Systems
Knowledge Base Systems
XML and Databases
Social and Collaborative Computing
Content Representation
Information Retrieval Systems
Cognition and Information Retrieval
Requirements Engineering and Management
Information Systems Implementation
Information Technology Integration
Information Visualization
Data Mining
Software Engineering Process I
Software Engineering Process II
Healthcare Informatics
Digital Libraries
Intro to Web Programming
Digital Library Technologies
Information Architecture
Information Forensics
Information Assurance
Information Systems Auditing
Managing Health Informatics Projects
Electronic Records Management
Issues in Informatics
Free Electives *9.0
Total Credits63.0
*

 Courses in the distribution course set that students do not take to meet the distribution requirement may be taken as free electives. All other master's level INFO courses may be taken as free electives. MS/MS(LIS) students may not take courses designated as doctoral level or courses INFO 861, INFO 863, or INFO 998.

Facilities

Drexel University Libraries

Drexel University Libraries is a learning enterprise, advancing the University’s academic mission through serving as educators, supporting education and research, collaborating with researchers, and fostering intentional learning outside of the classroom. Drexel University Libraries engages with Drexel communities through four physical locations, including W. W. Hagerty Library, Hahnemann Library, Queen Lane Library and the Library Learning Terrace, as well as a vibrant online presence which sees, on average, over 8,000 visits per day. In the W.W. Hagerty Library location, College of Computing & Informatics students have access to private study rooms and nearly half a million books, periodicals, DVDs, videos and University Archives. All fields of inquiry are covered, including: library and information science, computer science, software engineering, health informatics, information systems, and computing technology. Resources are available online at library.drexel.edu or in-person at W. W. Hagerty Library.

The Libraries also make available laptop and desktop PC and Mac computers, printers and scanners, spaces for quiet work or group projects and designated 24/7 spaces. Librarians and library staff—including a liaison librarian for computing and informatics—are available for individual research consultations and to answer questions about materials or services.

iCommons

Located in Room 106 of the Rush Building, the College’s iCommons is an open lab and collaborative work environment for students. It features desktop computers, a wireless/laptop area, free black and white printing, more collaborative space for its students and a furnished common area. There is a fully equipped conference room for student use with a 42” display and videoconferencing capabilities. The iCommons provides technical support to students, faculty, and administrative staff. In addition, the staff provides audio-visual support for all presentation classrooms within the Rush Building. Use of the iCommons is reserved for all students taking CCI courses.

The computers for general use are Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OSX machines with appropriate applications which include the Microsoft Office suite, various database management systems, modeling tools, and statistical analysis software. Library related resources may be accessed at the iCommons and through the W.W. Hagerty Library. The College is a member of the Rational SEED Program which provides cutting-edge software development and project management software for usage in the iCommons and CCI classrooms. The College is also a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance known also as “DreamSpark” that allows students free access to a wide array of Microsoft software titles and operating systems.

The iCommons, student labs, and classrooms have access to networked databases, print and file resources within the College, and the Internet via the University’s network. Email accounts, Internet and BannerWeb access are available through the Office of Information Resources and Technology.

Rush Building

The Rush Building houses classrooms, CCI administrative offices (academic advising, graduate admissions, faculty, etc.) and the iCommons computer lab (open to all CCI students). The building holds 6 classrooms equipped for audio-visual presentation. These rooms typically contain a networked PC, HD video player, ceiling mounted projectors, and other equipment for presentations and demonstrations. Four of these classrooms are fully equipped to function as laptop computing labs for networking, programming and database-related projects.

The Information Technology Laboratory, located in the Rush Building, consists of enterprise class information technology hardware that students would encounter in industry positions. The hardware includes 20 high powered workstations that are available to students and specialized networking lab simulation software. The hardware is networked and reconfigurable utilizing multiple virtual technologies as needed for the various classes the laboratory supports. In addition, a special system has been built into to the classroom to allow for conversion into a standard laptop computing lab utilizing motorized monitor lifts that allow the monitors and keyboards to recess into the desk.

University Crossings - Cyber Learning Center and Computer Lab

CCI also has classrooms, administrative office and faculty offices located in University Crossings, located at the corner of JFK Blvd. and Market Street. The building houses the Cyber Learning Center, a student computer lab, as well as several classrooms with video-conference enabled technology and media projection capabilities.

The Cyber Learning Center (CLC) provides consulting and other learning resources for students taking computer science classes. The CLC is staffed by graduate and undergraduate computer science students from the College of Computing & Informatics.

Both the CLC and UC Lab now serve as a central hub for small group work, student meetings, and TA assistance. The UC Lab is organized with desk space around the perimeter of the lab for individual or partner/pair-programmed student work, as well as with clusters of tables which can be connected as needed into pods to create workspaces for larger groups.

Research Laboratories

The College houses multiple research labs, led by CCI faculty, across Drexel’s main campus including: the Auerbach and Berger Families Cybersecurity Laboratory, Drexel Health and Risk Communication Lab, Socio-Technical Studies Group, Intelligent Information & Knowledge Computing Research Lab, Evidence-based Decision Making Lab, Applied Symbolic Computation Laboratory (ASYM), Geometric and Intelligent Computing Laboratory (GICL), High Performance Computing Laboratory (SPIRAL), Privacy, Security and Automation Laboratory (PSAL), Drexel Research on Play (RePlay) Laboratory, Software Engineering Research Group (SERG), Vision and Cognition Laboratory (VisCog) and the Vision and Graphics Laboratory. For more information on these laboratories, please visit the College’s research web page.

Alumni Garden

The Rush Building’s Alumni Garden provides additional collaborative space for students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Garden features wireless networking, tables with built-in power outlets, accessible covered patio and balconies and a bicycle rack. The Alumni Garden may be reserved for Drexel events.

3401 Market Street

3401 Market Street houses faculty offices and doctoral student workspaces. It also is home to College research groups such and University initiatives such as the Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute. The Institute’s Auerbach and Berger Families Cybersecurity Laboratory serves as University’s first training facility dedicated to identifying challenges and discovering solutions in the areas of cyber infrastructure protection and incident response.

Evaluations

The College of Computing & Informatics works continually to improve its degree programs. As part of this effort, the Library and Information Science degree is evaluated relative to the following Learning Objectives:

Graduates of the MSLIS program are prepared to assume leadership positions in designing, executing, and evaluating information services and products and in managing organizations that facilitate access to recorded knowledge. Their preparation enables them to gain the knowledge and abilities required to:

  • Explain the foundational principles, professional ethics and values, and social and technological contexts within which various information professionals work.
  • Identify and analyze the information needs of various communities (e.g., academic institutions, local neighborhoods, workplaces, schools) and design and implement library/information programs and services to meet those needs.
  • Analyze and apply information policies and information-related laws (including the standards and guidelines of pertinent professional organizations) that advance the creative and ethical applications of information technologies and the delivery of information resources throughout society.
  • Foster the core values of the profession (e.g., access, equity, intellectual freedom, privacy, social justice) in all programs and services offered in these communities.
  • Encourage the development of information literacy in support of all areas of individuals’ and communities’ needs (e.g., in formal and informal education, career development, healthcare and financial planning, research innovation, political and social engagement, etc.).
  • Lead and manage information agencies, projects, and people through creative and effective approaches to planning, budgeting, policy making, fundraising, communication, and advocacy.
  • Use research and data in sophisticated ways to demonstrate the value of the library and to help individuals and communities address community challenges (e.g., poverty and hunger, population shifts, economic development, preservation of cultural heritage, etc.).
  • Help individuals and communities to understand, appraise, organize, manage, and preserve digital assets available through a variety of formal and informal sources and to create and manage their own digital identities and materials effectively.

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
INFO 515Introduction to Research in Information Organizations3.0
INFO 520Social Context of Information Professions3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
INFO 521Information Users and Services3.0
INFO 522Information Access & Resources3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
INFO 530Foundations of Information Systems3.0
INFO 640Managing Information Organizations3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
Free Electives/Concentration Courses6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
Free Electives/Concentration Courses6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
Free Electives/Concentration Courses6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
Free Electives/Concentration Courses6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
Free Elective/Concentration Course3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 45.0

Library & Information Science Faculty

Denise E. Agosto, PhD (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey). Professor. Information behavior, public libraries, gender, children, young adults, multicultural materials.
Chaomei Chen, PhD (University of Liverpool). Professor. Information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, network analysis and modeling, scientific discovery, science mapping, scientometrics, citation analysis, human-computer interaction.
Catherine D. Collins, MLIS (Indiana University). Associate Teaching Professor. Knowledge management, collection development, management of information organizations, information sources and services, international development.
Prudence W. Dalrymple, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Research and Teaching Professor. User-centered information behaviors, particularly in the health arena, health informatics, evidence based practice, education for the information professions and evaluation, and translation of research into practice.
Susan Gasson, PhD (University of Warwick). Associate Professor. The co-design of business and IT-systems, distributed cognition & knowledge management in boundary-spanning groups, human-centered design, social informatics, online learning communities, grounded theory.
Jane Greenberg, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Alice B. Kroeger Professor. Metadata, ontological engineering, data science, knowledge organization, information retrieval
Michael Khoo, PhD (University of Colorado at Boulder). Assistant Teaching Professor. The understandings and practices that users bring to their interactions with information systems, with a focus on the evaluation of digital libraries and educational technologies.
Xia Lin, PhD (University of Maryland). Professor. Digital libraries, information visualization, visual interface design, knowledge mapping, human-computer interaction, object-oriented programming, information retrieval, information architecture, information-seeking behaviors in digital environments.
Gabriela Marcu, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Human-computer interaction, health informatics, action research, ethnography, user experience design, designing for social change, organizational information systems, ubiquitous computing, knowledge management.
Linda S. Marion, PhD (Drexel University). Teaching Professor. Formal and informal communication, bibliometric studies of scholarly communication, diffusion of information, information use in the social sciences, academic and public libraries, information science education.
Delia Neuman, PhD (The Ohio State University). Professor Emeritus. Learning in information-rich environments, instructional systems design, the use of media for learning, and school library media.
Jung-ran Park, PhD (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Associate Professor. Knowledge organization and representation, metadata, computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access.
Lori Richards, PhD (University of North Carolina). Assistant Professor. Archives, digital curation, electronic records management, information technology and digital collections, cloud computing and record keeping, management of information organizations.
Deborah Turner, PhD (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Information behavior/interaction, management of information institutions, orality and information.
Kristene Unsworth, PhD (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Information policy, ethics, government information.
Erija Yan, PhD (Indiana University). Assistant Professor. Network Science, information analysis and retrieval, scholarly communication methods and applications.
Valerie Ann Yonker, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Human service information systems, systems analysis and design, measurement in software evaluation, knowledge engineering.

Emeritus Faculty

Thomas A. Childers, PhD (Rutgers University). Professor Emeritus. Measurement, evaluation, and planning of information and library services, the effectiveness of information organizations.
David E. Fenske, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Dean Emeritus and Professor. Digital libraries, informatics, knowledge management and information technologies.
John B. Hall, PhD (Florida State University). Professor Emeritus. Academic library service, library administration, organization of materials.
Katherine W. McCain, PhD (Drexel University). Professor Emeritus. Scholarly communication, information production and use in the research process, development and structure of scientific specialties, diffusion of innovation, bibliometrics, evaluation of information retrieval systems.
Howard D. White, PhD (University of California at Berkeley). Professor Emeritus. Literature information systems, bibliometrics, research methods, collection development, online searching.
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