Foundations of Information Science

UNC School of Information and Library Science, INLS 201, Spring 2022

Who’s Teaching It

Ryan Shaw

Patrick Golden

Eliscia Kinder

When & Where It Is

Lecture: Tuesdays 9:30AM–10:45AM; see recitation times below

Lectures are online via Zoom (see Sakai announcements for the passcode)


In order to decrease our contribution to the current surge in COVID-19 cases, recitations will meet online via Zoom for the first 3 weeks of the semester. After the third week of the semester, recitations will begin meeting in person. It is possible that recitations may temporarily go online later in the semester if conditions demand, however to the extent that it is possible to do so safely, recitations will be meeting in person this semester.

Lectures will be online throughout the semester (due not to COVID-19 but to a lack of available lecture halls on campus).

Tuesdays 2:00–3:15pm (Kinder, INLS 201-602)
Dey Hall 307

Wednesdays 10:10–11:25am (Kinder, INLS 201-601)
Manning 208

Wednesdays 3:35–4:50pm (Golden, INLS 201-604)
Manning 304

Thursdays, 2:00–3:15pm (Golden, INLS 201-603)
Manning 304

What It Is

Introduction to foundational ideas in data and information science.

Is That All?

Nope! You should probably check out the guidelines and the schedule.

Accessibility Resources

The university facilitates the implementation of reasonable accommodations, including resources and services, for students with disabilities, chronic medical conditions, a temporary disability or pregnancy complications resulting in barriers to fully accessing courses, programs and activities.

Accommodations are determined through the Office of Accessibility Resources and Service (ARS) for individuals with documented qualifying disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. See the ARS website for contact information or email:

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is strongly committed to addressing the mental health needs of a diverse student body through timely access to consultation and connection to clinically appropriate services, whether for short or long-term needs. Go to the CAPS website or visit their facilities on the third floor of the Campus Health Services building for a walk-in evaluation to learn more.

Dealing with Discrimination, Harassment, Violence or Exploitation

Any student who is affected by discrimination, harassment, interpersonal (relationship) violence, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, or stalking is encouraged to seek resources on campus or in the community. Please contact the Director of Title IX Compliance Adrienne Allison (, Report and Response Coordinators in the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS; see above), or the Gender Violence Services (GVS) Coordinators ( to discuss your specific needs. Note that only communication with CAPS or GVS is confidential. Additional resources are available at