Education K-12: Library Media (LIBM)

LIBM 461 - Information Literacy. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Instructional techniques for teaching literacy skills, information retrieval, research, and lifelong learning; exploration of how curriculum is designed and how library instruction is integrated into the classroom; collaborative planning, methods of library instruction, and its assessment; development of an integrated unit; and creation of a school research process model.

LIBM 462 - Youth Literature for Librarians. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn even years and spring even years. Students will develop strategies for presenting fiction and non-fiction literature from the librarian's role as advocate of reading and collaborative co-teacher, encouraging children to cultivate a lifelong proclivity for reading for information and for pleasure; includes a focus on Indian Ed for All.

LIBM 464 - Reference Resources. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Evaluation, selection, and use of basic reference resources. Teaching of media skills, information negotiation, search strategies, database use, and information services.

LIBM 466 - Libraries & Technology. 3 Credits.

Offered Summer. Uses of digital technologies in all aspects of library operations, including cataloging and circulation, collection development, reference services, and administration. Level: Undergraduate, Graduate.

LIBM 467 - Collection Development & Cataloging. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn. Students will develop policies and procedures for creating, maintaining and cataloging print and non-print materials in the school library.

LIBM 468 - Admin & Assess of Library Programs. 3 Credits.

Administrating and managing the school library space, materials, budget, and programs. Assessing the library program in terms of effectiveness, instructional collaboration, and district support, using state, regional and national guidelines for library programs and services.

LIBM 491 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics. Level: Undergraduate, Graduate.

LIBM 492 - Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

(R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

LIBM 495 - Practicum. 2 Credits.

Offered spring and summer. Prerequisite: 16 credits in library and consent of instructor. Supervised field experience in selected phases of library operations, including assessment.