Introduction to Library and Information Science


An overview of the history, philosophy, purpose, functions and processes, users, collections and evaluation of academic, public, school and special libraries and information centers; of the history and trends of books and other media, publishing and information technology; of the principles and basic elements of the collection development process; of relevant legal and ethical topics--intellectual property (copyright), access, confidentiality of records, intellectual freedom and censorship; and of current professional issues.

This course is a required core course for the MLIS program, and is also required for the school library media program or endorsement.

Offered in fall, spring and summer. Visit "Course Search" on MyDU to view course schedules.


This is the required first course for all MLIS students.

Course Number: 
LIS 701