Library media courses

The following courses count toward the Undergraduate Library Media endorsement, Graduate Library Media endorsement, and Library Media minor.

Undergraduate Courses

This course provides an introduction to the field of School Library Media. The course examines librarianship as a profession, the role of school librarians and their contributions to the curriculum, school library media standards, library advocacy, information ethics, and collaboration. (Fall, Spring, Summer) Available as a Web course only.

Introduces students to the value of literature as a lifetime activity and its use in the classroom. Techniques such as booktalks, storytelling, readers' theater, creative dramatics, choral reading, book discussions, writing, art projects, are explored. (Fall, Summer) Available as a Web course only.

Introduces students to technologies appropriate for a school library program, with emphasis on technology which supports the teaching and learning process. Focuses on evaluation and selection of technologies, educational technology resources, and real-world technology applications in today's library media center. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

Designed to help students develop the skills and techniques to foster creative uses of media resources. Emphasis on searching on-line databases, using printed reference sources and creating a Web page for Internet access to reference materials. (Fall) Available as a Web course only.

Provides an in-depth focus on the administration and organization of library media centers including budgets, facilities, personnel and collections. (Summer) Available as a Web course only.

Introduces students to the basic principles of library technical services. First part of the course focuses on collection development which involves assessing community needs, writing collection policies, using appropriate selection tools, and maintaining and evaluating collections. Emphasis is on cataloging theory and practice during the last half of the course. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

Practical work experience in a public school library media center. Students taking the practicum for the endorsement must take the class as 3 credits to receive the endorsement on their license and must complete at least four courses before taking the practicum. Instructor approval is needed to sign up for the practicum. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Graduate Courses

This course provides an introduction to the field of School Library Media. The course examines librarianship as a profession, the role of school librarians and their contributions to the curriculum, school library media standards, library advocacy, information ethics, and collaboration. (Fall, Spring, Summer) Available as a Web course only.

Designed to help students develop the skills and techniques to foster creative uses of media resources. Emphasis on searching on-line databases, using printed reference sources and creating a Web page for Internet access to reference materials. (Fall) Available as a Web course only.

Introduces students to technologies appropriate for a school library program, with emphasis on technology which supports the teaching and learning process. Focuses on evaluation and selection of technologies, educational technology resources, and real-world technology applications in today's library media center. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

Introduces students to the value of literature as a lifetime activity and its use in the classroom. Techniques such as booktalks, storytelling, readers' theater, creative dramatics, choral reading, book discussions, writing, art projects, etc. are explored. (Fall, Summer) Available as a Web course only.

Provides an in-depth focus on the administration and organization of library media centers including budgets, facilities, personnel and collections. (Summer) Available as a Web course only.

Introduces students to the basic principles of library technical services. First part of the course focuses on collection development which involves assessing community needs, writing collection policies, using appropriate selection tools, and maintaining and evaluating collections. Emphasis is on cataloging theory and practice during the last half of the course. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

Practical work experience in a public school library media center. Students taking the practicum for the endorsement must take the class as 3 credits to receive the endorsement on their license and must complete at least four courses before taking the practicum. Instructor approval is needed to sign up for the practicum. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)