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School Library Media Program: Course Descriptions



Undergraduate Courses


LM 3120: Children's Literature (3)

Introduces students to the value of literature as a lifetime activity and its use in the classroom. Techniques such as booktalks, storytelling, readers' theater, creative dramatics, choral reading, book discussions, writing, art projects, are explored. (Fall, Summer) Available as a Web course only.

LM 3170: Technology for Library Media Teachers (3)

Introduces students to technologies appropriate for a school library program, with emphasis on technology which supports the teaching and learning process. Focuses on evaluation and selection of technologies, educational technology resources, and real-world technology applications in today's library media center. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

LM 4160: Library Computer & Reference Skills (3)

Designed to help students develop the skills and techniques to foster creative uses of media resources. Emphasis on searching on-line databases, using printed reference sources and creating a Web page for Internet access to reference materials. (Fall) Available as a Web course only.

LM 4190: Managing a Media Center (3)

Provides an in-depth focus on the administration and organization of library media centers including budgets, facilities, personnel and collections. (Summer) Available as a Web course only.

LM 4200: Library Technical Services (3)

Introduces students to the basic operation in library technical services. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

LM 4890: Practicum (3)

Practical work experience in a public school library media center (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer). Students taking the practicum for the endorsement must take the class as 3 credits to receive the endorsement on their license.


Graduate Courses


LM 6160: Library Computer & Reference Skills (3)

Designed to help students develop the skills and techniques to foster creative uses of media resources. Emphasis on searching on-line databases, using printed reference sources and creating a Web page for Internet access to reference materials. (Fall) Available as a Web course only.

LM 6170: Technology for Library Media Teachers (3)

Introduces students to technologies appropriate for a school library program, with emphasis on technology which supports the teaching and learning process. Focuses on evaluation and selection of technologies, educational technology resources, and real-world technology applications in today's library media center. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

LM 6180: Utilization of Literature in the Classroom (3)

Introduces students to the value of literature as a lifetime activity and its use in the classroom. Techniques such as booktalks, storytelling, readers' theater, creative dramatics, choral reading, book discussions, writing, art projects, etc. are explored. (Fall, Summer) Available as a Web course only.

LM 6190: Managing a Media Center (3)

Provides an in-depth focus on the administration and organization of library media centers including budgets, facilities, personnel and collections. (Summer) Available as a Web course only.

LM 6200: Library Technical Services (3)

Introduces students to the basic operation in library technical services. (Spring) Available as a Web course only.

LM 6980: Practicum (3)

Practical work experience in a public school library media center (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer). Students taking the practicum for the endorsement must take the class as 3 credits to receive the endorsement on their license.