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Library Science Minor

Library Science Minor - Education

    Initial Library Media Specialist

    Professional Library Media Specialist

Graduate Concentration in Library Science

 


 

Library Science

 

Faculty

Ella Cross, Assistant Professor

Laura Jacobs, Associate Professor

Debra Nordgren, Associate Professor

Peter Nordgren, Assistant Professor

 

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 recommended courses of the Library Science curriculum will satisfy requirements for the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI) Initial and Professional Library Media Specialist licenses as described in PI 34.33. Library science students expecting to be certified for service in school library media services must complete a portion of their student teaching experience in school library media services under the direction of a licensed, experienced Library Media Specialist. Candidates for the Initial License who are already teacher certified and are looking to enhance their professional credentials are expected to complete at least 15 hours of coursework before the student teaching experience and will fulfill the student teaching requirement by registering for TED 445: Supervised Practice for In-Service Teachers.

 

Candidates seeking the Professional Library Media Specialist license must have held an Initial Library Media Specialist license for at least three years. Movement to the Professional Library Media Specialist license is required no later than five years after the Initial license has been issued. The Professional license requires completion of coursework beyond the bachelorís degree in a masterís degree or the equivalent in an approved program.

 

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 and Professional Library Media Specialist licenses 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 Information Resources and Services                                                  3 credits

LIBS 307 Collection Development                                                                    3 credits

LIBS 308 Organizing Library/Media Materials                                                  3 credits

LIBS 310 Young Adult Literature                                                                     3 credits

LIBS 325 Administration of School Media Programs                                        3 credits

LIBS 406* Children's Literature                                                                       3 credits

LIBS 435* Technology for Teaching and Learning                                            3 credits

 

Recommended courses:

LIBS 101* Introduction to Computer Science                                                   3 credits

LIBS 450 Topics in Library Science                                                                 1-3 credits

LIBS 485 Library Practice (Field Experience)                                                    1-3 credits

LIBS 499 Directed Studies in Librarianship                                                        1-3 credits

LIBS 309 Curriculum, Leadership and the Library Media Program                    2 credits

*Cross-listed in another department

 

Library Science Minor

Education

The initial license requires completion of 24 credits, a professional field placement experience from Birth to 21 (six credits) and completion of an approved teacher preparation program.

 

Initial Library Media Specialist

Required courses:

LIBS 199 Foundations of Information Literacy                                                  1 credit

LIBS 303 Information Resources and Services                                                  3 credits

LIBS 307 Collection Development                                                                    3 credits

LIBS 308 Organizing Library/Media Materials                                                  3 credits

LIBS 309 Curriculum, Leadership and the Library Media Program                    2 credits

LIBS 310 Young Adult Literature                                                                     3 credits

LIBS 325 Administration of School Media Programs                                        3 credits

LIBS 406* Childrenís Literature                                                                       3 credits

LIBS 435* Technology for Teaching and Learning                                            3 credits

TED 441 Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle School                             3 credits

and

TED 442 Student Teaching in the Middle/Secondary School                             3 credits

or

TED 445 Supervised Practice for In-Service Teachers                                      6 credits

 

Arrangements for Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle School (TED 441), or Student Teaching in the Middle/Secondary School (TED 442) or Supervised Practice for Inservice Teachers (TED 445) are made through the Teacher Education programís Field Experience Office.

 

TED 441 and 442 or 445 are taken after completion of 24 credits in the Library Science program.

 

Recommended courses:

LIBS 101* Introduction to Computer Science                                                   3 credits

LIBS 450 Topics in Library Science                                                                 1-3 credits

LIBS 485 Library Practice (Field Experience)                                                   1-3 credits

LIBS 499 Directed Studies in Librarianship                                                       1Ė3 credits

 

Professional Library Media Specialist

17 credits required:

LIBS 509 Curriculum, Leadership, and the Library Media Program                   2 credits

LIBS 612 Trends and Issues Birth-21 Literature                                               3 credits

LIBS 616 Advanced Administration of School Library Media Programs            3 credits

LIBS 635 Technology for Teaching and Learning                                              3 credits

TED 744 Trends in Curricular and Instructional Practices                                  3 credits

EDAD 711 Curriculum Management and Development K-12                            3 credits                                                              

Recommended courses:

LIBS 650 Topics in Library Science                                                                   1-3 credits

LIBS 685 Library Practice (Field Experience)                                                    1-3 credits

LIBS 699 Directed Studies in Librarianship                                                        1-3 credits

 

Graduate Concentration in Library Science

See the listing for Instruction in the Graduate Studies section of this catalog.