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LIBR 130 - School Libraries

5 Credits
Examination of the role of the librarian in typical K-12 school library settings emphasizing coordination of curricular and student needs, reading motivation, intellectual freedom, and the teaching of information literacy.


Quarters Typically Offered

Winter Online

Designed to Serve Students in the Library & Information Services Program, especially those working toward their School Library Media Endorsement or those in the Apprenticeship program; library staff wanting to increase their knowledge of school libraries.
Active Date 20190625T13:37:14

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Librarian Roles
  • Library Strategic Plan
  • Collaborate with Teachers on Information Literacy and Technology Skills
  • Readers Advisory
  • Information Literacy Instruction Plan
  • Community Partners
  • Library Programming

Student Learning Outcomes
Analyze the primary roles librarians play in the broader school community based on an individual school’s needs.

Compose a strategic plan that incorporates government, district and professional expectations for a school library media program.

Embed information literacy and technology literacy skills into assignments via collaboration with classroom teachers.

Assist and advise students in the selection of useful and/or desirable reading materials, in a variety of genres, subject areas, and formats.

Develop an Information Literacy instruction plan for students.

Present  a plan for potential program partners from the community that could benefit students and enhance the educational mission of the school.

Develop creative library programming that could be implemented to enhance the educational mission of the school.

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