Aug 14, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LIS 415 - Role of the School Library Media Specialist

This course will provide an in-depth look at the role of the school library media specialist in the P-12 environment. The course will explore reader advisory services, professional educator standards, standards based information literacy instruction and the application of previous courses outcomes specific to P-12 education settings.

Prerequisites: LIS 110 and LIS 201 and LIS 310 and LIS 314 and LIS 410 and LIS 412 and LIS 414.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to improve student learning by providing leadership within the educational community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate the school library media program and manage personnel, information systems, resources, and facilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, select, and maintain resources to provide collections that are integral to the educational goals of the school.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of resources to teach students and others in the school community to develop independence in the information problem-solving process including: defining, retrieving, analyzing, interpreting, organizing, evaluating, synthesizing, and presenting information and ideas.
  • Demonstrate teaching skills in literacy, collaboration, and integrating information literacy with content curriculum.
  • Analyze a variety of strategies to develop life-long learners who read for a wide range of purposes.
  • With information standards and school goals and objectives in mind, develop collaborative relationships within the school and community to deliver integrated instruction, reading advocacy, and information services.
  • Propose strategies to provide access to and provide leadership for the management and use of information and communications technology tools.
  • Evaluate methods to gather and analyze data to guide program decisions, assess student and staff knowledge and enable self-reflection in order to evaluate the library media program and its impact on teaching and learning.
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