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Computer and Information Technology within LIS Introduction Expectations of the School Distance Learning and IT Resources available to support LIS Computer technology is a mission critical tool --

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computer and information technology within lis
Computer and Information Technology within LIS
  • Introduction
  • Expectations of the School
  • Distance Learning and IT
  • Resources available to support LIS
computer technology is a mission critical tool
Computer technology is a mission critical tool --

We use technology to in our work, for professional development, and to offer more effective information services

  • We train others in the use of IT
  • We must have a sound foundation in order to be career-long learners about IT
but computer and information technology is also more than a tool
But… computer and information technology is also more than a tool
  • Understanding IT is also content in LIS
  • LIS professionals:
    • Design information systems
    • Develop new applications
    • Create search engines
    • Design user interfaces
    • Understand markup languages to produce web content
    • Advance the use of new technologies in their organizations
expectations of the school
Expectations of the School
  • “The School expects students coming into the program to have, or quickly acquire, a base level of computer competency…”
      • SLIS Bulletin
examples would include knowledge and experience in the use of
Examples would include knowledge and experience in the use of:
  • Microcomputer operating systems;
  • Understanding of file types and management
  • Networks;
  • Word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;
  • Email;
  • Internet use/web publishing
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Note –
  • This is not an exclusive checklist. It is not meant to imply that some knowledge of each of these topics is all that will ultimately be required or that a lack of knowledge of one of these topics (such as spreadsheets or database systems) will be an immediate hindrance to curricular success.
  • It is meant simply to give an idea of our interpretation of common measures of “computer competence”
distance learning internet delivery
Distance learning/Internet delivery
  • Some Distance Learning LIS courses utilize the Internet and other technologies
  • Internet delivered courses require students have sufficient computer skills needed to avoid technology barriers to curricular success
internet courses require
Internet courses require:
  • An understanding of student responsibilities
  • A good Internet connection and comfort in making the connection work
  • Knowledgeable in the use of your computer
  • Familiarity with the BlackBoard course management system and needed supporting applications (RealAudio, email, etc.)
  • See the Distance Learning website
suggestions for addressing computer competencies
Suggestions for addressing computer competencies:
  • Start with a self assessment
  • Check out EVC training at UK
  • Seek out training opportunities at local libraries or community centers
  • LIS courses
technology courses in lis
Technology Courses in LIS
  • LIS636 Foundations of Information Technology. Introductory course, covers some of the base competencies and much more. It is a prereq for other technology courses
  • LIS637 Information Technology
  • LIS638 Internet Technologies and Information Services
  • LIS668 Information Systems Design
uk computer accounts
UK Computer accounts
  • Link Blue for UK accounts
  • Exchange mail
  • AD accounts (for BlackBoard)
  • Student web host (sweb)
  • Information Systems Help
  • UK download site OFFICE AVAILABLE!
overview of important resources
Overview of important resources:
  • UK website
  • Registrar’s Office
  • UK Library System
  • SLIS website
  • Blackboard
  • SLIS Center for Applied Information Technology (CAIT)
  • SLIS listserv
uk library system
UK Library System
  • Library home page
  • InfoCat
  • Full-text databases
slis website quick tour
SLIS Website: quick tour
  • Academics
  • Bulletin
  • CAIT
  • Class Schedules
  • Students
  • Facilities
  • Listserv
questions and things to do
Questions and things to do
  • Check UK accounts
  • Test BlackBoard access
  • Questions?