Course Title & Textbooks

LIS 2000: Understanding Information
Required Books:

Baker, Nicholson. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. Vintage Books, 2002. ISBN: 0375726217 (paperback edition).
Barbasi, Albert-Laszlo. Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means. Plume Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 0452284392. (paperback edition).
Borgman, Christine. Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. MIT Press, 2007. ISBN-10: 0262026198; ISBN-13: 978-0262026192.
Darnton, Robert.  The Case for Books:  Past, Present and Future.  Public Affairs, 2009. ISBN-13: 9781586488260: ISBN-10: 1586488260.
Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 3rd edition. University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN: 0226458083 (paperback edition).
Litman, Jessica. Digital Copyright. Prometheus Books, 2000, 2006. ISBN: 159102420X (paperback edition).
Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous: the Power of the New Digital Disorder. Holt, 2007, 2008. ISBN-10: 0805088113; ISBN-13: 978-0805088113.

Available Electronically: We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you purchase a copy of these books rather than printing the electronic version.

Benkler, Yochai. The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. Yale University Press; 2006; ISBN: 0300110561. (
Bollier, David. Viral Spiral: How Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own. New Press, 2009. ISBN-10: 1595583963; ISBN-13: 978-1595583963. (
Lessig, Lawrence. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. Pengiun Press, 2008. ISBN-10: 1594201722; ISBN-13: 978-1594201721. (
Willinsky, John. The Access Principle: the Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. MIT Press, 2005, ISBN: 0262232421. Fall 2009.  (

LIS 2184: Legal Issues in Information Handling: Copyright & Fair Use in the Digital Age

Boyle, James. (2008). The public domain: Enclosing the commons of the mind. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN-10: 0300137400. ISBN-13: 978-0300137408.
Helprin, Mark. (2009). Digital barbarism: A writer's manifesto. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN-10: 0061733113. ISBN-13: 978-0061733116
McLeod, Kembrew. *(2007). Freedom of expression: Resistance and repression in the age of intellectual property. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN-10: 0816650314 , ISBN-13: 978-0816650316. *The first edition of this book (2005) is available as a free PDF and is fine to use: see
Patry, William. (2009). Moral panics and the copyright wars. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN-10: 0195385640. ISBN-13: 978-0195385649

LIS 2220: Archivesc & Records Management
  • James M. O'Toole and Richard J. Cox, Understanding Archives and Manuscripts, 2nd ed. (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2006)
  • Randall C. Jimerson, ed.  American Archival Studies: Readings in Theory and Practice (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2000).
  • Michael Kurtz, Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories (Chicago:Society of American Archivists, 2004).
  • Frank Boles, Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005).
  • Mary Jo Pugh, Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts(Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005).
  • Kathleen Roe, Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts (Chicago:Society of American Archivists, 2005).
  • Richard Pearce-Moses, A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology(Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005).
    The Nelson Mandela Foundation, A Prisoner in the Garden (New York: VikingStudio, 2006). ISBN: 0670037532
  • John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid, The Social Life of Information (Boston:Harvard Business School Press, 2000). ISBN-10: 0875847625; ISBN-13:978-0875847627
  • JoAnne Yates, Control Through Communication: The Rise of System inAmerican Management (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989).(ISBN:0801846137 is published 1993)

LIS 2322: Resources & Services for Children

LIS 2329: Special Education Resources & Service in School Library Media Centers
Turnbull, Ann, Rud Turnbull, and Michael L. Wehmeyer. Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, 6th Edition.Pearson:2009. (with My Education Lab) ISBN-10: 0136101410 ; ISBN-13: 978-0136101413
LIS 2360: Technology in the Lives of Children
LIS 2407: Metadata
Marcia L. Zeng and Jian Qin. Metadata. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2008.ISBN: 9781555706357

LIS 2500: Reference Resources & Services
Kay Ann Cassell ,Uma Hiremath. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century: An Introduction. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.; Second edition (July 31, 2009). ISBN-10: 155570672X ; ISBN-13: 978-1555706722.

LIS 2586: Health Sciences Resources & Services
LIS 2600: Intro Information Technologies
Discovering Computers 2011: Complete (Shelly Cashman) [Paperback] Gary B. Shelly (Author), Misty E. Vermaat (Author) Paperback: 904 pages Publisher: Course Technology; 1 edition (February 25, 2010) ISBN-10: 1439079269; ISBN-13: 978-1439079263
LIS 2635: Information Architecture
Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites (2007).O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 3rd Edition; ISBN-10: 0596527349; ISBN-13: 978-0596527341.

LIS 2700: Managing Libraries & Information Systems
Evans, E., & Ward, P. Management basics for information professionals. 2nd edition. (2007). New York: Neal-Schuman.  ISBN-10: 1555705863; ISBN-13: 978-1555705862
Gordon, R. (2004). The accidental library manager. Medford, NJ:  Information Today. ISBN-10: 1573872105; ISBN-13: 978-1573872102
Nye, Jr., J. (2008). The powers to lead. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN-10: 0195335627; ISBN-13: 978-0195335620