Selection of Instructional Materials
A study of the selection, evaluation, organization, and purchasing of instructional materials for the school library media center. The course includes a review of selection tools for identifying materials, determining suitability for specific grade levels, and establishing purchasing and teacher review procedures.
Reference Materials in the School Library Media Center
Study of the techniques of reference work, reference interviews, types of reference questions, selection of reference materials (print and non-print), and practice in their use with special emphasis on school library media centers. Networking for the purpose of sharing resources will receive emphasis in the course. Students will be required to do hands-on machine reference searches in addition to a research project.
Classification and Cataloging
Prerequisite: Nine (9) hours of graduate study or permission of instructor.
A study of the principles and competencies of cataloging and classification. Attention centered on the actual classification and cataloging of school library media center materials. Students will be required to do hands-on machine cataloging.
The Instructional Role of the Library Media Specialist
A course for the prospective school library media specialist focusing on the instructional role of the school library media specialist. Students will develop curriculum based upon the national and state standards for library media specialist.
Preservation of Instructional Materials
The tools and skills for preservation of materials used in education today will be emphasized. Preservation of printed, audio, video, and digital materials are just some of the techniques of study.
Literature for Children and Adolescents
An in-depth study of printed and other types of materials available for use in the elementary grades and middle school. Emphasizes the selection and use of materials to stimulate and improve learning.
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