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Guide to the School of Library and Information Science Records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1966-2010
Creator: School of Library and Information Science
Extent: 18.00 linear feet.
Collection Number: RG06.0020.001
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary:

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: Records of the School of Library and Information Science have been transferred from the School to the University Archives at various times. The Course Syllabi and Notes series, 1969-70, was donated by Corinne Stutts, an alumna. Guide posted to the Internet November 2007; revised August 2011.

Preferred Citation: School of Library and Information Science, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: David McCartney
Email: david-mccartney@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/archives

The University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) was created in 1965 by an act of the Iowa state Board of Regents, with the first classes offered in September 1967. Prior to this time, courses in librarianship were offered at UI through the College of Education. The School's first director, Frederick Wezeman, was appointed in September 1966 and served until his retirement in 1980. He was succeeded by Carl Orgren, who served until 1996, Padmini Srinivasan from 1996 to 2000, Joseph Kearney (interim director) from 2000 to 2002, David Eichmann from 2002 to 2006, and James Elmborg in 2006 (interim director), becoming director in 2007.
 
The School achieved accreditation by the American Library Association for the first time in 1971. In 1983 the School's name was changed from School of Library Science to School of Library and Information Science. In 2000, during a program reorganization, SLIS moved from the College of Liberal Arts to the Graduate College.

The Records of the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science are arranged into 11 series: Administrative, Printed Material, Student-Produced Projects, Beta Phi Mu (Beta Beta Theta Chapter), Newsletters, Scholarships, Director's Files, Course Syllabi and Notes, Alumni Correspondence and Student Data, Comprehensive Exams, and Curriculum Committee. In the Comprehensive Exams series, names of the students associated with the files were removed to ensure privacy, and a sampling of exams representing activity every four years was retained.

Historical Note

The University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) was created in 1965 by an act of the Iowa state Board of Regents, with the first classes offered in September 1967. Prior to this time, courses in librarianship were offered at UI through the College of Education. The School's first director, Frederick Wezeman, was appointed in September 1966 and served until his retirement in 1980. He was succeeded by Carl Orgren, who served until 1996, Padmini Srinivasan from 1996 to 2000, Joseph Kearney (interim director) from 2000 to 2002, David Eichmann from 2002 to 2006, and James Elmborg in 2006 (interim director), becoming director in 2007.

The School achieved accreditation by the American Library Association for the first time in 1971. In 1983 the School's name was changed from School of Library Science to School of Library and Information Science. In 2000, during a program reorganization, SLIS moved from the College of Liberal Arts to the Graduate College.
Papers of Frederick Wezeman (RG99.0123)

Buchanan, Ellen. "Tell Me Your Story." Iowa City: Iowa City Public Library, 1989. Video recording of interview with Prof. Louane L. (Jerry) Newsome, who discusses the early years of SLIS. In Archives cataloged section.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Sub-Series: Administrative
  • Box 1:
  • ALA Accreditation report - 1974
  • ALA Accreditation report - 1980
  • Application procedures - 1973-1976
  • ICN instruction, undated
  • Minority referrals and recruitment - 1990-2002
  • New student orientation - 2002-2003
  • Public programs - 1969-1974
  • Self-study - 1973
  • Self-study - 1979
  • Sub-Series: Printed Material
  • Box 1:
  • Library School News Notes; Information and Schedule - 1969-
  • Bulletin - 1967-1970
  • Student Guide - 1973-1976
  • Student Newsletter - 1973-1976
  • Sub-Series: Student-Produced Projects
  • Box 1:
  • Carnegie Libraries in Iowa calendar project - 2007
  • Handbook for the University Main Library - 1972
  • Information Resources in Iowa City - 1970
  • Selected and Annotated List of Government Publications on Drug Abuse and Misuse for the High School Library - 1971
  • Sources of Information on Censorship in Iowa - 1971
  • Sub-Series: Beta Phi Mu (Beta Beta Theta Chapter)
  • Box 1:
  • Annual Chapter Program, newsletter - 1988-
  • By-laws
  • Sub-Series: Newsletters
  • Box 2:
  • Newsletters - 1966-1969
  • Newsletters - 1970-1974
  • Newsletters - 1975-1979
  • Newsletters - 1980-1984
  • Newsletters - 1985-1989
  • Newsletters - 1990-1994
  • Newsletters - 1995-1999
  • Newsletters - 2000-
  • Sub-Series: Scholarships
  • Box 3:
  • Scholarships - 1983-
  • Sub-Series: Director's Files: Correspondence
  • Box 4:
  • Correspondence - 1967-1968
  • September-December - 1968
  • January-July - 1969
  • August-December - 1969
  • January-August - 1970
  • September-October - 1970
  • November-December - 1970
  • January-March - 1971
  • April-June - 1971
  • Box 5:
  • July-September - 1971
  • October-December - 1971
  • January-March - 1972
  • April-June - 1972
  • July-September - 1972
  • October-December - 1972
  • January-March - 1973
  • April-June - 1973
  • July-September - 1973
  • October-December - 1973
  • Box 6:
  • January-March - 1974
  • April-June - 1974
  • July-September - 1974
  • October-December - 1974
  • January-March - 1975
  • April-June - 1975
  • July-September - 1975
  • October-March - 1975-1976
  • April-June - 1976
  • July-September - 1976
  • October-December - 1976
  • January-March - 1977
  • April-June - 1977
  • Box 7:
  • July-September - 1977
  • October-December - 1977
  • January-March - 1978
  • April-June - 1978
  • July-September - 1978
  • October-December - 1978
  • Public relations, January-December - 1971-1976
    2 folders
  • Sub-Series: Director's Files
  • Box 7:
  • Board of Regents talk regarding liquor at University of Iowa, July - 1974
  • Iowa City Public Library directorship, July - 1974
  • Memoes - 1967-1976
  • Box 8:
  • Lectures, speeches and reviews - 1963-1978
  • Clippings - 1966-1976
  • Sub-Series: Course Syllabi and Notes
  • Box 8:
  • Cataloging and Classification, Spring - 1969
  • Reference I, Spring - 1969
  • Box 9:
  • Book Selection, Spring - 1969
  • Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Summer - 1969
  • Advanced Reference, Fall - 1969
  • History of Libraries and Librarianship, Fall - 1969
  • Multi-Media Concept in Libraries, Fall - 1969
  • Box 10:
  • Bibliography of the Humanities, Spring - 1970
  • College and University Libraries, Spring - 1970
  • Introduction to Information Science, Spring - 1970
  • Supplement: Deere and Company Library, Spring - 1970
  • Bibliography of the Sciences, Summer - 1970
  • Information about course syllabi and registration; requirements; comprehensive exams; list of library journals - 1969-1970
  • Box 11:
  • Music Workshop. Spring - 1971
  • Scientific and Technological Literature. Fall - 1973
  • Reference Workshop. Fall - 1974
  • Government Documents Workshop.  Spring - 1974
  • Cataloging Workshop. Winter - 1975
  • Computer Applications Workshop. Spring - 1975
  • Workshops for Librarians. Summer - 1975
  • Health Information Conference. Fall - 1975
  • Elementary School Librarians. Summer - 1976
  • Personnel Workshop. Fall - 1976
  • Building Collection Materials. Conference. Spring - 1977
  • Workshops. Summer - 1977
  • Media Services Conference - 1977
  • Cooperation Conference. Spring - 1978
  • Workshops. Summer - 1978
  • On-Line Literature Searching Workshops - 1978-1980
  • Alumni Day Workshop. Fall - 1978
  • Box 12:
  • Multi-Cultural, Non-Sexist Materials Conference. Spring - 1979
  • State Documents Workshop. Fall - 1979
  • Books for Young People. Fall - 1979-1989
  • Business Sources Conference. Spring - 1980
  • Preservation Conference. Fall - 1980
  • Microcomputer Conference. Spring - 1981
  • Measurement and Evaluation Workshop. Spring - 1981
  • Networking Workshop. Spring - 1981
  • Public Relations Conference. Fall - 1981
  • Microcomputers Workshop. Spring - 1982
  • Microcomputer Conference. Spring - 1982
  • Reviewing & Book Selection Workshop. Summer - 1982
  • Alternative Sources of Funding for Libraries - Conference. Fall - 1982
  • Literature for Adolescents. Fall - 1982
  • Microcomputer Conference III. Spring - 1983
  • Graphic Arts in Books for Children & Adolescents. Summer - 1983
  • Box 13:
  • Storytelling Workshop. Spring - 1983
  • Dewey 19 Workshop. Summer - 1983
  • Online Catalog Conference. Fall - 1983
  • Library Use/User Surveys. Spring - 1984
  • Reference Update Conference. Fall - 1984
  • Methodology and Sample Surveys - 1984
  • Summer Workshops - 1984
  • Creative Uses of Children's Literature. Summer - 1984
  • Summer Workshops - 1985
  • "The Illustrator as Storyteller." Summer - 1985
  • Legal Materials Conference. Spring - 1985
  • The Library Bill of Rights. Fall - 1985
  • Box 14:
  • Summer Workshops - 1986
  • Performance Measures. Spring - 1986
  • Automated Library Systems. Fall - 1986
  • Subject Cataloging: issues. Trends. Spring - 1987
  • Summer Workshops - 1987
  • History of Books for Young People. Spring - 1987
  • Reader Guidance in Public Libraries. Fall and Spring - 1987, 1988
  • Microcomputer-Based Automation of Small Libraries. Spring - 1988
  • Summer Workshops - 1988
  • Shaking the Money Tree. Fall - 1988
  • Summer Workshops - 1989
  • Bibliography of the Social Sciences. Foley. Summer - 1989
  • Box 15:
  • Bibliography of the Humanities. Fall - 1989
  • The One-Person Library - 1989
  • Dewey 20 Conference. Fall - 1989
  • CD-ROM Workshops. Spring - 1990
  • Books for Young People Festival - 1990-1999
  • Literature and Storytelling for children. Summer - 1990
  • Summer Workshops - 1990
  • Marketing Public Library Collections.  Fall - 1990
  • Books for Young People Festivals - 1990-1999
  • Access Services: Circulation and Beyond. Spring - 1991
  • Box 16:
  • Summer Workshops - 1991
  • Preparing Librarians and Information Professionals. Spring - 1992
  • Summer Workshops - 1992
  • Designing User Services. Fall - 1992
  • Medical Librarian and Bibliography. Summer - 1993
  • Summer Workshops - 1993
  • Database Design and Implementation. Spring - 1993
  • Copyright Workshop. Fall - 1993
  • Summer Workshops - 1994
  • Special Libraries. Fall - 1994
  • Box 17:
  • Technical and Serial Services Management. Spring - 1994
  • Copyright Law in the Age of Technology. Spring - 1994
  • Internet Workshop. Spring - 1994
  • Facing the Challenge. Summer - 1994
  • LANs and CD-ROM. Fall - 1994
  • Description and Organization of Materials. Fall - 1994
  • Description and Organization of Materials. Spring - 1995
  • Workshop brochures - 1995
  • Advanced Management Topics. Summer - 1995
  • Description and Organization of Materials. Fall - 1995
  • Library Materials for Adults. Fall - 1995
  • Box 18:
  • Storytelling: Planting the Seed. Spring - 1995
  • Marketing the Inner-City Library. Spring - 1995
  • The Balancing Act: Books, Children & Choices. Spring - 1995
  • Doing More with Less. Summer - 1995
  • Shaping Your Library's Future - 1995
  • Video Conference. Fall - 1995
  • The Joy of Serials. Fall - 1995
  • Workshop Brochures - 1996
  • Course Data Sheets - 1996
  • Library Materials for Children - 1996
  • Box 19:
  • Systems Analysis & Database Design. Fall - 1996
  • History of the Book. Fall - 1996
  • Special Libraries and Information Services. Fall - 1996
  • Information Science and Technology. Spring - 1996
  • The College and University Library. Spring - 1996
  • Health Information. Summer - 1996
  • World Wide Web Workshops. Spring - 1996
  • Summer Workshops - 1996
  • Dewey at 21. Fall - 1996
  • Organization of Information Resources II. Summer - 1997
  • Advanced Reference. Summer - 1997
  • Electronic Resources for Libraries 1. Summer - 1997
  • Electronic Resources for Libraries 2. Summer - 1997
  • Electronic Resources for Libraries 3. Summer - 1997
  • Electronic Resources for Libraries 4. Summer - 1997
  • Research Methods. Summer - 1997
  • Summer Workshops - 1997
  • Video Teleconference - 1997
  • Box 20:
  • Grant Writing Workshop. Fall - 1997
  • Information Handling. Fall - 1997
  • Marketing of Libraries & Information Centers. Fall - 1997
  • Electronic Resources for Libraries. Summer - 1997
  • Information Science and Technology. Fall - 1997
  • Text Retrieval. Fall - 1997
  • School Library Media Center Administration. Fall - 1997
  • Reference. Fall - 1997
  • Foundation and Collection Development. Spring - 1997
  • Multimedia and Interactive Technology. Spring - 1997
  • Management of a Library. Fall - 1997
  • Box 21:
  • Library Automation. Spring - 1998
  • Management of Library and Information Systems. Spring - 1998
  • Practicum in Libraries and Information Centers. Spring - 1998
  • Management of Libraries. Spring - 1998
  • The Public Library. Spring - 1998
  • Bibliography. Spring - 1998
  • Library Materials for Adolescents. Spring - 1998
  • Research Methods. Summer - 1998
  • Advanced Reference. Summer - 1998
  • Issues of Budget and Finance. Summer - 1998
  • Online Information Systems. Summer - 1998
  • Web Search Engines. Summer - 1998
  • Programs for Youth Services. Summer - 1998
  • Organization of Information Resources. Summer - 1998
  • Readers' Advisory. Fall - 1998
  • Fundamentals of Acquisitions – Teleconference. Spring - 1998
  • Government Information Resources. Spring - 1998
  • School Library. Media Center. Practicum. Spring - 1998
  • Law Librarianship. Summer - 1998
  • Box 22:
  • Design of Automated Systems. Fall - 1998
  • Foundations of Library and Information Science. Fall - 1998
  • Practicum in Library's and Information Centers. Fall - 1998
  • Special Libraries. Fall - 1998
  • Information Literacy. Fall - 1998
  • Collection Development.  Fall  - 1998
  • Strategic Management.  Fall  - 1998
  • Personnel Management. Fall - 1998
  • School Libraries Media Administration. Fall - 1998
  • Organization of Information Resources. Fall - 1998
  • Bibliography. Fall - 1998
  • Resources for Children. Fall - 1998
  • Budget and Finance Issues. Spring - 1999
  • Capstone. Fall - 1999
  • Facilities. Summer - 1999
  • School Library Media Practicum. Spring - 1999
  • Information Policy. Spring - 1999
  • Health Information Resources. Fall - 1999
  • Practicum in Libraries and Information Centers. Spring - 1999
  • College and University Libraries. Spring - 1999
  • College and University Libraries. Fall - 1999
  • Advanced Reference. Spring - 1999
  • Strategic Management. Fall - 1999
  • Information Literacy. Summer - 1999
  • Online Information Systems. Fall - 1999
  • Collection Development. Fall - 1999
  • Electronic Publishing.  Spring - 1999
  • Competitive Intelligence.   Spring - 1999
  • Database Systems. Spring - 1999
  • User Education: Multimedia. Spring - 1999
  • Research methods. Spring - 1999
  • Reference and Information Services. Spring - 1999
  • Organization of Information Resources II. Spring - 1999
  • Foundations of Library and Information Science. Spring - 1999
  • Reference and Information Services. Summer - 1999
  • Storytelling Workshop. Summer - 1999
  • Organization of Information Resources. Summer - 1999
  • Research Methods. Summer - 1999
  • User Education: Multimedia. Summer - 1999
  • Resources for Adults. Fall - 1999
  • Foundations of Library and Information Science. Fall - 1999
  • Special Libraries. Fall - 1999
  • Box 23:
  • Collection Development. Fall - 1999
  • Program Evaluation. Fall - 1999
  • Budget and Finance Issues. Spring - 2000
  • Public Libraries. Spring - 2000
  • Information Policy. Spring - 2000
  • Books for Young People Festival. Summer - 2000
  • Research Methods. Spring - 2000
  • Resources for Young Adults. Spring - 2000
  • Digital Libraries. Spring - 2000
  • Design of Automated Systems. Spring - 2000
  • Practicum in Libraries and Information Science. Spring - 2000
  • Summer Workshops - 2000
  • Box 24:
  • Foundation of Library Information Science. Summer - 2000
  • School Library Media Administration. Fall - 2000
  • Strategic Management. Fall - 2000
  • Program Evaluation. Fall - 2000
  • College and University Libraries. Fall - 2000
  • Practicum in Libraries and Information Science. Fall - 2000
  • Text Retrieval. Fall - 2000
  • Online Information Systems. Fall - 2000
  • Reference and Information Services. Fall - 2000
  • Resources for Children. Fall - 2000
  • Web Search Engines. Fall - 2000
  • Organization of Information Resources I. Fall - 2000
  • Design of Automated Systems. Fall - 2000
  • Foundations of Library and Information Science. Fall - 2000
  • Hypertext Systems. Fall - 2000
  • Collection Development. Fall - 2000
  • Collection Development. Fall - 2000
  • Summer Workshops - 2001
  • Alternative Resources for Adults. Fall - 2001
  • School Library Media Administration. Fall - 2001
  • Program Evaluation. Summer - 2001
  • Nonprofit Management and Community Relations. Fall - 2001
  • Public Libraries. Spring - 2001
  • Special Libraries. Spring - 2001
  • Information Policy. Spring - 2001
  • Practicum in LIS. Spring - 2001
  • Practicum in LIS. Fall - 2001
  • Government Information Resources. Spring - 2001
  • Digital Libraries. Spring - 2001
  • Electronic Publishing. Summer - 2001
  • Information Literacy. Summer - 2001
  • Research Methods. Spring - 2001
  • Library Materials for Adolescents. Spring - 2001
  • Youth Programming. Summer - 2001
  • Online Resources in Science. Summer - 2001
  • Collection Development. Summer - 2001
  • Multimedia. Summer - 2001
  • Organization of Information Resources I. Summer - 2001
  • Reference and Information Services. Summer - 2001
  • Web Search Engines. Summer - 2001
  • Foundation of LIS. Summer - 2001
  • Digital Libraries. Fall - 2001
  • Collection Management. Fall - 2001
  • Hypertext Systems. Fall - 2001
  • Resources for Children. Fall - 2001
  • Design and Automated Systems. Fall - 2001
  • Research Methods. Fall - 2001
  • Database Management Systems. Spring - 2001
  • User Education: Multimedia. Spring - 2001
  • Box 25:
  • Resources for Young Adults. Spring - 2002
  • Online Information Systems. Spring - 2001
  • Government Information Resources. Spring - 2002
  • History of Readers and Reading. Spring - 2002
  • Electronic Publishing. Spring - 2002
  • Organization of Information Resources I. Spring - 2002
  • Design of Automated Systems. Spring - 2002
  • Web Search Engines. Summer - 2002
  • Foundation of LIS. Summer - 2002
  • Research Methods. Summer - 2002
  • Reference. Summer - 2002
  • Online Information Systems. Fall - 2002
  • Information Literacy. Fall - 2002
  • Collection Management. Fall - 2002
  • Resources for Children. Fall - 2002
  • Research Methods. Fall - 2002
  • User Education: Multimedia. Summer - 2002
  • Organizations of Information Resources II. Summer - 2002
  • Strategic Management. Summer 200School Library Media Administration. Fall - 2002
  • Program Evaluation. Summer - 2002
  • Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness. Spring - 2001
  • Public Libraries. Spring - 2002
  • Information Policy. Spring - 2002
  • Introduction to Archives. Summer - 2002
  • Practicum in Libraries and Information Centers. Spring - 2002
  • School Library Media Center Practicum. Spring - 2002
  • Resources for Young Adults. Spring - 2003
  • Program Evaluation. Summer - 2003
  • Policy/Planning. Summer - 2003
  • Strategic Management. Summer - 2003
  • Government Information Resources. Summer - 2003
  • Online Information Systems. Summer - 2003
  • College and University Libraries. Fall - 2003
  • Research Methods. Fall - 2003
  • Design of Automated Systems. Fall - 2003
  • Cultural Foundations. Fall - 2003
  • Resources for Young Adults. Spring - 2004
  • Text Retrieval. Spring - 2004
  • Use and Users. Spring - 2004
  • Collection Management. Summer - 2004
  • Strategic Management. Fall - 2004
  • Program Evaluation. Fall - 2004
  • College and Universities Libraries. Fall - 2004
  • Public Libraries. Fall - 2004
  • Electronic Publishing. Fall - 2004
  • History of Readers and Reading. Fall - 2004
  • Analysis of Scholarly Domains. Fall - 2004
  • Organization of Information I. Fall - 2004
  • Web Search Engines. Fall - 2004
  • Cultural Foundations. Fall - 2004
  • Design of Automated Systems. Fall - 2004
  • Workshop brochures - 2007
  • Information Policy. Spring - 2008
  • Sub-Series: Alumni Correspondence and Student Data
  • Box 26:
  • Stutts, Corinne - 1984-1996
  • Survey of Graduates - 1982
    3 folders
  • Survey Masters - 1984
  • Placement Reports - 1971-2002
  • Student Profile - 1968-2001
  • Sub-Series: Comprehensive Exams
  • Box 27:
  • Questions used in exams - 1981-1996
  • Exams, Summer - 1972
    3 folders
  • Exams, Fall - 1972
  • Box 28:
  • Exams, Fall - 1976
  • Exams, Spring - 1980
    2 folders
  • Exams, Summer - 1980
  • Box 29:
  • Exams, Summer - 1980
  • Exams, Fall - 1980
  • Exams, Spring - 1984
  • Exams, Summer - 1984
  • Exams, Fall - 1984
  • Box 30:
  • Exams, Spring - 1988
  • Exams, Summer - 1988
  • Exams, Fall - 1988
  • Exams, Spring - 1992
  • Exams - 1998-2002
  • Box 31:
  • Exams, Spring - 2000
  • Exams, Summer - 2000
  • Sub-Series: Curriculum Committee
  • Box 32:
  • Minutes of Meetings - 1972-1982
  • Minutes - 1982-1983
  • Articles - 1982-1985
  • Meetings - 1983-1984
  • General - 1982-1984
  • Review - 1984
  • Official Record - 1983-1984
  • Official Record - 1984-1985
  • Meetings - 1988-1989
  • Box 33:
  • Minutes and Certification - 1985-1987
  • Educational Policy Statements - 1988-1994
  • Course Offerings - 1989-1990
  • Meetings - 1990-1991
  • Meetings and Business - 1990-1991
  • Plan for Progress - 1990
  • Project - 1990
  • Occupational Opportunities - 1990
  • Museology - 1990
  • Survey Report - 1990
  • Market for Information Science Graduates - 1990-1991
  • Enhancements to the Program - 1991
  • Meetings - 1991
  • Box 34:
  • Meetings - 1991
  • Information Science Proposal - 1991
  • Meetings - 1992-1993
  • Planning for Uncertainty - 1992
  • Meetings - 1992
  • Retreat - 1992
  • Meetings - 1992
  • Retreat - 1993
  • Kellogg Foundation HRISM Grants - 1994
  • Box 35:
  • Meetings - 1994
  • Meetings and Business - 1995
  • Meetings - 1995-1996
  • Strategic Plan for Graduate College - 1995
  • Masters for Handouts - 1997
  • Retreat 1 - 1997
  • Retreat 2 - 1997
  • Retreat 3 - 1997
  • Retreat 4 - 1997
  • Retreat 5 - 1997

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