LIBS - Library Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
LIBS 189Library Science Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 199Foundations of Information Literacy1.00
Overview of how information is created and shared in different disciplines and how knowledge of this publication process cycle informs methods of finding information. Includes the theoretical and practical exploration of the various skills and critical thinking abilities needed to identify, use, and evaluate information found in traditional and emerging environments. .
LIBS 289Library Science Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 299Introduction To Library Research1.00
Overview of fundamental research tools housed in the library. Consideration given to the on-line catalog, on-line periodical indexes, and writing bibliographies.
LIBS 303Information Resources and Services3.00
Principles and philosophies of library reference service, information literacy, reading, listening and viewing guidance, and information resources with special emphasis on the Application of Wisconsin Model Academic Standards within the school library media center. Knowledge and use of major reference resources as well as discussions of strategies for effective information services.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
LIBS 307Selecting and Organizing Library Resources3.00
Develops the ability to build and maintain resource collections by studying the principles and practices of selection, acquisition, and evaluation for resources to support the library's goals. Includes the study and application of standardized procedures for classifying and cataloging resources and maintaining electronics systems of collections.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
LIBS 308Organizing Library/Media Materials3.00
Begins to apply strategies for organizing, disseminating and promoting flexible access to materials that best meet library users information needs. Includes the study of basic principles and purposes of organizing, storing, and arranging books and non-book materials in a library. In addition, there is practice in the application of the principles involved, including use of the MARC formats, and an introduction to computer-based cataloging systems.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
LIBS 309Information Literacy Leadership3.00
Introduction to information literacy program development in a range of libraries. Examines leadership roles as they relate to information literacy and the collaborative teaching responsibility of librarians.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 310Young Adult Literature3.00
Examination of the range of print and mediated literature available to young adults. Criteria for evaluation, selection, and guidance in use to meet both student and curriculum uses are discussed. An appreciation for the literature is developed through experiences in reading, viewing, and classroom reporting.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
LIBS 315Computers In Libraries3.00
Overview of the role of automation in various types of libraries. Students examine and learn the use of different automated systems in libraries, and will also be trained in searching the Internet. Includes discussion of whether electronic resources represent a step forward or a step back for education.
LIBS 317Database Searching2.00
Examination of on-line databases, their record structures, thesauri and recommended search strategies. Emphasis on student as end user in school library media programs that have been fully integrated into the curriculum.
LIBS 325Administration of Library Media Programs3.00
Introduction to administration of library/media programs with emphasis on leadership in the library/media program, the school, and the broader community of the library/media program and the library/media specialist profession. Examines the state and national guidelines appropriate to library/ media programs.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
LIBS 389Library Science Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 399Library Research Methods1.00
In-depth instruction in research techniques, to include: topic definition and term selection, access to research materials (e.g. books, periodicals, media, and government documents) both in Jim Dan Hill Library and from other sources, and bibliography compilation.
LIBS 406Children's Literature3.00
Study of the various types of fiction and nonfiction literatures published for, used with, or selected by children birth to age 12. Emphasis is on using children's literature across the content area with best practice instruction. Includes the selection, evaluation, appreciation, and use of children's literature and related media. Explores methods to help develop a child's interest in reading and ability to appreciate quality children's literature.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
LIBS 435Technology for Teaching and Learning3.00
Effective use of technology with students and faculty to facilitate teaching and learning. Educational media selection, design, production, and instructional delivery to meet Wisconsin and Minnesota information and technology literacy standards. Management and planning concepts for technology in schools and libraries.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 450Topics in Library Science1.00 - 3.00
Concentrated study of current special or advanced topics/issues in librarianship. Topics are selected by library faculty based upon student/library community interest. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Summer only.
LIBS 485Library Practice1.00 - 3.00
Supervised practice in library situations providing opportunity for practical application of library principles. Primarily for those in non-teaching areas. Requires consent of the instructor. (N.B. For prospective teachers the practicum in school library media centers is included in the student teacher's professional sequence.)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
LIBS 489Library Science Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
LIBS 499Directed Studies In Librarianship1.00 - 3.00
Individualized study of a particular area or problem in librarianship. Topic selected requires approval of the instructor within the program who will be directing the study. May be taken in several units providing a different topic is taken each time.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms