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Part-Time Faculty - School of Information

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
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Sep 24, 2021

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Part-Time Faculty - School of Information

Pratt Institute

INFO 606 Digital Accessibility - (Open to modification but currently set as Tuesdays 6:30-9:20pm) - In-person

Course description: This course teaches students to apply accessibility standards and inclusive design principles to the design of digital technologies. Students will learn the language of accessibility and inclusion, how to create accessible interfaces and content, and relevant techniques for designing technologies that consider the full range of human diversity.

INFO 615 Spatial Statistics - (Open to modification but currently set as Tuesdays 6:30-9:20pm) - Online

Course description: This course covers specialized methods and models that have been created for performing statistical analysis on spatial data. Students will learn basic statistical concepts and how to apply them to geographical data through computation and coding. Course exercises and assignments will focus on practical applications for studying spatial clustering, spatial sampling, temporal analysis and hypothesis testing. Special emphasis will be placed on creating analytical output via charts, tables and maps.

INFO 635 Archives Appraisal, Acquisition & Use - (Open to modification but currently set as Wednesdays 6:30-9:20pm) - In-person or online

Course description: This course wrestles with some key issues that pertain to archival collection policy. Students will explore why materials are being accepted or solicited for an archive; how society or an organization is "Documented." How archival materials will be used; who will use archival materials and why. Students should be able to design an appraisal or acquisition policy for a collecting institution that will serve the archives larger mission at the end of the course.

INFO 650 Speculative Design - (Open to modification but currently set as Thursdays 3:00-5:50pm) - In-person

Course description: As organizations, governments, and corporations face rapid change and uncertain times, new ways of designing for a far-off future are imperative. Human-centered design and design thinking focus on near future, this course will look at how to design for the longer-term. In this course, students will learn speculative design research techniques and gain hands-on experience with a variety of forecasting methods, including trendspotting, quantitative modeling, and STEEP analysis.

INFO 652 Reference & Instruction - (Open to modification but currently set as Mondays 3:00-5:50pm) - In-person

Course description: In libraries and similar cultural institutions, information is delivered digitally and physically in both online and brick and mortar locations. Librarians operate within professional standards to promote equitable access to users. Librarians use digital tools, multimedia software, and educational technology combined with knowledge of information sources to contribute to research and digital projects by providing research support and instruction that will benefit the users. This course prepares students for these roles in research and instruction through projects that use digital sources and tools for the delivery of content. The course introduces the selection and evaluation of information sources, the development of searching techniques, strategies for user-centered service, matching user needs to resources, and the provision of information services in multiple service models and literacy standards.

INFO 655 Digital Preservation/Curation - (Open to modification but currently set as Thursdays 3:00-5:50pm) - In-person

Course description: This course will provide a historical foundation and critical framework for evaluating digital information. The class incorporates computer history, digital preservation theory, and strategic planning methods to provide students with the tools and knowledge that are critical for running libraries, archives and museums.

INFO 681 Community Building & Engagement - (Open to modification but currently set as Tuesdays 6:30-9:20pm) - Online or in-person

Course description: This course examines the notion of community within cultural heritage institutions and the larger framework of cultural Informatics. Particular emphasis is placed on social media as a tool for communication, engagement, and action. Topics include communities and digital commons, user studies, diverse populations, media studies. digital identity, social networks, information ecologies, social media adoption and use, community building, social advocacy and activism, and technology in the service of democracy.

The courses are offered January 18, 2022 to May 10, 2022.

The School of Information at Pratt Institute is a graduate school based in Manhattan enrolling 292 students across masters programs in Library & Information Science, Information Experience Design, Data Analytics & Visualization, and Museums and Digital Culture.

While the courses can be taught online, persons living in the New York City area are preferred as there may be opportunities to teach the courses again in-person once the pandemic has ended.

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