I did it – I went ahead and registered for ILS560-College & University Libraries today. Yes, this means that I will be taking two classes – again (in addition to ILS656-Information Architecture). I’m not sure if this is a good idea – in fact, I’m pretty sure it isn’t. However, ILS560 is a class that I need to take (I’m in the academic track) and I feel like this semester is the best time to take it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a good head start on the reading for ILS656 before the semester starts. Fortunately, the professor posts her syllabi on her own web page way in advance. Additionally, I already have the text for this class – Morville & Rosenfeld’s Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (3rd edition). So, maybe that will help. Of course, now I have to try and find out what texts are required for ILS560!
Update: I emailed the professor who got right back to me to say that there is no textbook. Cool!