See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.
 
0204
Library Science
 

Faculty
Ella Cross, Assistant Professor
Laura Jacobs, Assistant Professor
Debra Nordgren, Associate Professor (Chair)
Peter Nordgren, Assistant Professor

Programs

The emphasis of the Library Science program is on preparing students for positions in school library media centers. However, coursework in the program may be useful in obtaining selected positions in academic, specialized and public libraries. Additionally, the program provides a solid foundation toward an advanced degree in Library Science.

Competencies developed in the required and elective courses of the Library Science curriculum will satisfy requirements for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Initial Instructional Library Media Specialist License (901), the DPI Instructional Library Media Specialist License (902), and the Minnesota Media Generalist License. Library science students expecting to be certified for service in a school library/media center must complete a professional experience.

To complete the Library Science minor and qualify for the 901 license requires completion of 24 semester hours of coursework, not including the professional experience. Students seeking teaching certification in either Wisconsin or Minnesota will fulfill the professional experience requirement during their student teaching. Candidates for the 901 license who are already teacher certified and are looking to enhance their professional credentials will fulfill the professional experience requirement by registering for TED 445: Supervised Practice for In-Service Teachers. Typically, teacher-certified students enhancing their credentials will need to complete at least 15 hours of the coursework before being considered for professional experience assignment.

The DPI 902 license, a certification program, requires completion of 15 hours of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree, or completion of a master's degree from an approved program. The 901 license is valid for five years and cannot be renewed, thus candidates for the 902 license must complete the requirements for certification within five years of receipt of the 901 license.

After August 31, 2004, students must meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) new license requirements. Contact the department chair for more information.

UW-Superior is one of the home campuses for the University of Wisconsin System School Library Education Consortium (UWSSLEC). This program offers courses at the graduate level for the Initial Library Media Specialist (901) that are primarily web-based. More information may be found at http://academics.uww.edu/libmedia/uwsslec/ or contact the department chair.
 

Library Science Minor

24 credits

Required courses:

LIBS 199 Foundations of Information Literacy 1 credit
LIBS 303/503 Information Resources and Services 3 credits
LIBS 307/507 Collection Development 3 credits
LIBS 308/508 Organizing Library/Media Materials 3 credits
LIBS 309 Curriculum, Leadership and the Library Media Program 2 credits

(Only students seeking certification for the Wisconsin DPI 901 or Minnesota Media Generalist License are required to take LIBS 309. Others may choose a recommended course)

LIBS 310/510 Young Adult Literature 3 credits
LIBS 325/525 Administration of School Media Programs 3 credits
LIBS 406 * Children's Literature 3 credits
LIBS 435 * Educational Communication and Technology 3 credits

Recommended Courses:

LIBS 101 * Introduction to Computer Science 3 credits
LIBS 450 Topics in Library Science 2 credits
LIBS 485 Library Practice (field experience) 1-3 credits
LIBS 499 Directed Studies in Librarianship 1-3 credits

*Cross-listed in other departments
 

Wisconsin DPI 902 License

Required courses for the DPI 902 License: 15 credits required

LIBS 509 Curriculum Leadership and the Library Media Program 2 credits
LIBS 612 Trends and Issues in K-12 Literature 3 credits
LIBS 616 Advanced Administration of School Library Media Programs 3 credits
LIBS 635 Educational Communication and Technology 3 credits
EDAD 757 Curriculum Management and Development, K12 3 credits

Students meet the requirements for technology competencies by choosing/taking one of the following courses:

TED 722 Technology for Teachers 2-3 credits
TED 744 Instructional Systems Design 3 credits

Recommended courses:

LIBS 499 Directed Studies in Librarianship 1-3 credits
LIBS 650 Topics in Library Science 2 credits
LIBS 685 Library Practice (field experience) 1-3 credits
 

MSE-I

Licensed teachers may earn a Master of Science in Education-Instruction at the same time they complete requirements for their 902 licensure. Once admitted to the Graduate Studies Program, you may follow the MSE-Instruction, Strand B, to complete 15 hours of coursework in the Teacher Education Department, and 15 hours in the Library Science Program.

Required courses in Teacher Education:

TED 734 Learning and Instructional Practice 3 credits
TED 741 Measurement and Evaluation 3 credits
TED 750 Research Foundations of Education 3 credits
TED 751 Making Educational Decisions 3 credits
TED 752 Educational Research Project 2-3 credits

Required courses in Library Science:

LIBS 509 Curriculum Leadership and the Library Media Program 2 credits
LIBS 612 Trends and Issues in K-12 Literature 3 credits
LIBS 616 Advanced Admin of School Library Programs 3 credits
LIBS 635 Educational Communication and Technology 3 credits
LIBS 757 Curriculum Management and Development 3 credits

Electives (Choose One):

TED 722 Technology for Teachers 3 credits
TED 744 Instructional Systems Design 3 credits