Library Media Course Descriptions
See Prequisites and Admissions for program requirements.
CI 432 Computer Applications for the Classroom (3 credits)
This course is designed for preservice or inservice teachers who wish to become comfortable with the use of the computer to enhance classroom teaching and learning. Topics include an introduction to computers and technology in education; review and curriculum integration of courseware; use of word processing; designing and using computer-based databases in the classroom' computer literacy; and graphics software for the classroom.
LIB 428/528 Children's Literature: K-5 (3 credits)
Materials grades K-5. Traditional genres such as picture books, traditional tales, modern realism, romance, adventure, mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, biography, poetry and nonfiction. Study of literature that illustrates cultural diversity. Resources for selection; awards and honors.
Children's Literature: K-5 focuses on literature written specifically for children that fall within this age/grade range. The course provides an overview of all genres from historical to recent. The focus is on introducing adults to the world of children's literature so that they gain a sense of the breadth and depth of this field, and a starting place for selecting appropriate materials to use in home and classroom.
LIB 429/529 Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
A survey of books and non-book materials suitable for junior and senior high school students. Emphasis on selection and evaluation of books, adolescent reading interests, and reading guidance for curricular and personal needs.
LIB 509 Initial Practicum (3 credits)
An initial experience consisting of an overview of the roles and responsibilities of an elementary school media specialist in a school library media center under the supervision of a library media specialist and a University supervisor. Prerequisites: admission to Library Media program and have taken or are taking LIB 534.
LIB 530 Literature Promotion Programs K-12 (3 credits)
A study of techniques for promoting literature in elementary and secondary schools: author and illustrator studies, reading books aloud, storytelling, book talks, reading promotion programs, and incorporating literature throughout the curriculum. Prerequisite: LIB 428/528
LIB 534 Administration of the School Library Media Center (3 credits)
Study of the school library media center and its integral role in the instructional program of the school. The school library media movement. Focus on the leadership role of the media specialist, management of personnel, media program budgeting, facility planning, role of state and national standards in planning, evaluation, and development; other administrative areas. Field activities included. Prerequisite: LIB 428/528
LIB 536 Design and Production of Instructional Media (3 credits)
Study the use of instructional media for K-12 including instructional design and criteria for quality print and non-print media. Learn graphic techniques and uses of computers and technology in production of instructional media. Research current practices in library and classroom instruction and communication. Prerequisite: CI 432 and LIB 428/528
LIB 541 Reference and Information Systems and Services (3 credits)
An analysis of reference services and procedures. Study of print, nonprint, and electronic database reference sources to include bibliographic tools, indexes, encyclopedias, ready references, biographic tools, geographical tools, dictionaries, government documents, and specialized materials. Research in reference services and technological delivery systems. Prerequisite: LIB 428/528
LIB 542 Collection Development and Evaluation (3 credits)
Principles and practice of evaluation, selection, and acquisition of all types of materials included in a library media center collection. Selection and collection development policies and procedures. Study of professional evaluation and selection sources. Field activities included. Prerequisite: LIB 428/528
LIB 547 Library Media Instructional Programs, K-12 (3 credits)
A study of the K-12 information skills program, including the development of a scope and sequence, effective teaching strategies, specific skills instruction, correlation and integration with the classroom curriculum, and organization and development of a teaching program in the library media center. Prerequisite: LIB 428/528
LIB 548 Organization of Library Media Collections (3 credits)
Principles of organization of library media center collections. Basic cataloging procedures for print, nonprint, and electronic forms of media using standard cataloging and classification codes. Application of online cataloging databases. Prerequisite: LIB 428/528
LIB 561, 562, 563 Practicum: Library Media Center
A planned experience consisting of practical application of the full range of roles and responsibilities of the library media specialist in an elementary, middle, or high school library media center under the direction of a supervising middle or junior high school library media teacher and a University supervisor. Prerequisite: LIB 509.