Aug 14, 2020
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- 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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