LSCI 600 — Professional and Ethical Issues. 3 hours.
The candidate will develop an understanding of social and ethical behavior regarding information and information technology. He or she will recognize principles of equitable physical access to information. Modeling continuous learning through participation in professional organizations and staff development programs will be the desired outcome of this course.
LSCI 601 — Information Technologies/Media Services and Production I. 3 hours.
Understanding of technological needs of students and faculty; and teaching the use of computers and technology tools is the focus.The candidate will learn how to select, install, manage, and maintain applicable technologies and develop technology plans. He or she will understand the need to provide equitable access to multiple media resources and gain competence in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentation software, graphics, and production software, which will allow for assisting K-12 students in media production applications.
LSCI 602 — Reference and Information Services. 3 hours.
The candidate will develop an understanding of information literacy in order to direct student and faculty use of print and non-print information resources. Solving information needs with critical thinking and problem-solving skills is examined. The candidate will also learn how to provide an environment compatible for multiple learning styles and diverse K-12 students.
LSCI 603A — Practicum/Internship I. 3 hours.
The candidate will engage in practical, supervised experiences in school media centers with a wide variety of tasks. He or she will be involved in interactions with students who have diverse abilities and backgrounds and will incorporate a wide range of standards. Co-requisite: take concurrently with LSCI 602, 604 and 605.
LSCI 603B — Practicum/Internship II. 3 hours.
The candidate will engage in practical, supervised experiences in school media centers with a wide variety of tasks. He or she will be involved in interactions with students who have diverse abilities and backgrounds. Co-requisite: take concurrently with LSCI 607, 609 and 610.
LSCI 604 — Organization. 3 hours.
An introduction to the field of cataloging and classification to provide the student with the knowledge, classification tools, and confidence to conduct basic cataloging functions in any school library setting.
LSCI 605 — Administration. 3 hours.
The student will be provided with the knowledge and expertise necessary to effectively administer school library programs. Focus is on program components for which school libraries have responsibility: collection development, budgeting, grant writing, facilities, personnel, procedures, and program evaluation. This class will solidify ideas and practices from previous classes into a portfolio for future reference.
LSCI 606 — Information Technologies/Media Services and Production II. 3 hours.
In preparing for the development of a final project, a library technology plan, the student will explore a wide range of technology needs in the school library. He/she will be exposed to a variety of available technologies, learn how to evaluate and select technologies, work with key school decision-makers, budget for technology, adapt new technologies to the library situation, learn why equitable access to technology is important, and advocate for the use of technology in the library. You will also be required to develop a schema that describes the structure, content and layout of a model School Library Media Center website, as well as the desirability of separating web page layout from content.
LSCI 607 — Literature and Resources for Children. 3 hours.
An introduction to literature and resources for children. Developing and evaluating the materials collection based on diverse learning needs of students and faculty will be emphasized, along with using the appropriate review sources to assist in recommending and purchasing materials suited for individual learners and the curriculum with a focus on providing for reading, listening, and viewing guidance to the student.
LSCI 608 — Literature and Resources for Young Adults. 3 hours.
Skills for introducing literature and resources to both young adults (ages 12-18) and their teachers will be covered, with emphasis on evaluation, selection and use of print and non-print materials across all genres based on diverse needs. Added emphasis will be on providing reading, listening, and viewing guidance to young adults and promotion of young adult literature for both personal and curricular use in library media center programs.
LSCI 609 — Curriculum Integration. 3 hours.
The candidate will learn to partner with other members of the learning community to meet learning needs of K-12 students. Focus is on integrating the school library media program into the curriculum to promote achievement of learning goals and content-area standards. The candidates will develop skills for collaborating and co-teaching with classroom teachers on integrated student assignments and projects.
LSCI 610 — Communication and Leadership. 3 hours.
Knowledge and expertise that are needed for leadership and communication in the library program are the goals of this course; topics covered include leadership styles, advocacy, communication, professional development and marketing/promotion.