- Faculty and Staff
- Library Science Program
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Library Science Minor Requirements
- Library Science - Education Minor
- Graduate Concentration in Library Science
Ella Cross, Associate Professor
Laura Jacobs, Associate Professor
Kristen Lindquist, Assistant Professor
Debra Nordgren, Associate Professor
Peter Nordgren, Associate Professor
Carolyn Gardner, Assistant 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 plus student teaching. 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 the UWSSLEC website or contact the department chair.
- Locate, analyze, synthesize, and ethically communicate information and knowledge in a variety of formats.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to select print and electronic information and effective information retrieval.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply standards relevant to specific information service activities.
- Demonstrate ability to use technology and teach others to use technology in the learning process.
- Be able to serve as a leader and advocate for change through learning, using effective communication and collaboration.
21 total credits
LIBS 406 and LIBS 435 - Cross-listed in another department
A professional field placement experience from Birth to 21 (six credits) and completion of an approved teacher preparation program.
27 total 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 21 credits in the Library Science program.
18 total credits
See the listing for Instruction in the Graduate Studies section of this catalog.