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Library Science


2010-2012 Catalog

Library Science

Library Science Program Top of Page

Faculty

Ella Cross, Assistant Professor
Laura Jacobs, Associate Professor
Kristen Lindquist, Assistant Professor
Debra Nordgren, Associate Professor
Peter Nordgren, Associate Professor

UW-Superior's Library Science Program educates students to be leaders in information services and the use of information technology.  The program develops competent, confident and creative professionals who enjoy the information field and can instill this value in others. Our graduates go on to positions in school, academic, specialized and public libraries, become researchers and information specialists, or pursue advanced degrees in the field.

The program integrates studies of information concepts and skills with experience using digital resources, systems, and environments. Students explore new information resources and technologies and learn to apply them in libraries, media and technology centers, and other organizations.

Students pursuing teaching certification may satisfy requirements for the Wisconsin Department of Instruction Initial Library Media Specialist by completing the minor. At the graduate level, the program provides courses leading to the Professional Library Media Specialist license for those who have held an Initial Library Media Specialist license for at least three years. Licensed teachers may earn a Master of Science in Education-Instruction degree at the same time they complete requirements for their Professional Library Media Specialist license.

The Library Science program offers the Greve and Kyllo scholarships for students completing the minor or seeking the School Library Media Specialist certification. The Greve Scholarship can also be used for students who wish to attend professional library association conferences or workshops.

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.

The Library Science Program is housed in the Writing, Reading, and Library Science Department.

Library Science Minor Top of Page

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 Library 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 309        Curriculum, Leadership and the Library Media Program  --2 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

*Cross-listed in another department

Library Science Minor - Education Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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 Library Media Programs --3 credits
LIBS 406*       Children's 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 program's 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 --1-3 credits

        -- Professional Library Media Specialist Top of Page

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 645        Integrating Technology in the Library Media Program  --  3 credits
TED 744         Trends in Curricular and Instructional -- 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 Top of Page

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


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