Graduate Library Media
2019 Fall Term
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FINDING AND USING INFORMATION
Library Media 550
Support the inquiries, interests and investigations of the community by identifying questions, connecting library members with the information they seek and providing services associated with it's use. The course introduces basic reference theory and professional practice, and the tools, information resources and problem solving strategies used by professionals.
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING
Library Media 634
An introduction to digital technologies for accessing, using, creating and communicating information in a variety of formats for enhancing and improving learning.
Library Media 651
Learn to describe information resources clearly, assess their information potential, and use strategies and procedures that will help somebody seeking information find what they need. Become familiar with formal and informal strategies for facilitating subject access, such as MARC records, tagging, metadata, controlled vocabularies, abstracting and classification. Address intellectual and practical issues related to creating structured access to information in all formats.
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION OF LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
Library Media 751
This course addresses the advanced administrative and leadership competencies needed by district library and technology coordinators. Students will address administrative issues, policies and practices, including the development of a vision; leadership and group dynamics; long-range planning; legal and ethical issues; advocacy; grant writing; infrastructure; and personal professional development.
INFORMATION, VIRTUAL LIBRARIES & THE INTERNET
Library Media 756
Students will address the practical, intellectual and societal issues associated with the change from physical to virtual libraries. They will learn to use equipment, software, and strategies to find, evaluate, organize, provide access to, and disseminate textual, audio, graphical and video information.
Library Media 790
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.
SUPERVISED SCHOOL LIBRARY PRACTICUM COMBINED
Library Media 793C
This course provides licensed teachers in the school library program with the opportunity to fully develop, practice, and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework in a supervised field experience in an elementary and a secondary school library and in work in their own schools. Students create a portfolio demonstrating mastery of program competencies.
SUPERVISED ELEMENTARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM
Library Media 793E
Supervised field experience in elementary library media center.
SUPERVISED MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY PRACTICUM
Library Media 793M
Supervised practicum in middle school library.
SUPERVISED SECONDARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM
Library Media 793S
Supervised field experience in a high school library media center.
Library Media 798
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.