Fall and Summer Schedule Information

The Summer and Fall Course Schedules are now available on MyUI. Course registration will open March 8th. Please remember to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your plan of study.

Announcement: A new course being offered by Prof. Jennifer Burek Pierce.

Reminder: Here are a couple options for certificates available to students as you complete your LIS degree.

Public Digital Humanities Certificate – Fall 2021 Courses

Students interested in digital scholarship & publishing, digital humanities centers, or digital collections may consider adding the Public Digital Humanities Certificate to their plan of study. Offered by the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, the certificate offers opportunities to work with DH librarians in the University Libraries and scholars across campus. The 12 s.h. of certificate courses can be counted as electives towards your SLIS degree. The certificate includes two required courses DH Theory and Practice and Capstone and two elective courses that include, SLIS:6350 Archives & Media, SLIS:6155 Information Visualization, and SLIS:6411 Special Topics in LIS (see description below) being offered this Fall. For more information about the certificate or to apply, visit https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/studio/pdh-certificate/.

Special Collections Librarianship Certificate – Summer and Fall 2021 Courses

If you are interested in working with rare books, manuscripts, archival records, and other rare materials, consider adding the Special Collections Librarianship to your LIS degree. Summer course, SLIS:6255 Beginning Rare Books Cataloging offered by UI Cataloging Librarian Duncan Stewart may be counted as the certificate elective. Required course, SLIS:6350 Archives & Media is being offered this fall along with SLIS:6411 Special Topics in LIS (see description below) that may also be counted as a certificate elective. To apply for the certificate, complete the plan of study form available at https://www.slis.uiowa.edu/content/special-collections-librarianship-certificate.

New Course – Humanities Inquiry, Research, and Knowledge

Professor Jennifer Burek Pierce is offering a new course this semester that will be of interest to students interested in academic librarianship, special collections, and digital humanities. SLIS:6411 Special Topics in LIS - Inquiry & Research in the Humanities will address the processes and resources that humanities students and scholars use to find information and create knowledge and consider this work in the context of larger cultural forces that shape inquiry and the library and university resources that support scholarly communication. This course counts as an elective for both the Public Digital Humanities Certificate and The Special Collections Librarianship Certificate.