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Library Media and Information Technologies (LIBM)

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[1] Courses in Library Media and Information Technologies (LIBM)

6V10 SPECIAL PROJECTS (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Studies in diverse areas of library media and information technologies which are not included within the content of courses offered by the department. No more than three hours of special projects credit can be applied to a degree program. Prerequisite: Permission of LIBM Program Coordinator.

6V91 DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL STUDY (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Directed intensive study of a problem based on approved outline or plan, conferences, oral and written reports. May be repeated for a total of six hours. Prerequisite: Consent of LIBM Program Coordinator.

6233 CATALOGING & CLASSIFICATION II Catalog descriptions for complex media formats, problems in bibliographic description, and MARC formats with subject classifications assigned on the basis of the Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification System. Levels of automated cataloging support systems, current principles, and trends. Prerequisite: LIBM 6332.

6325 COPYRIGHT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP This course will provide an overview of intellectual property issues that impact digital media. As both creators and users of copyrighted information, library media leaders are affected by the rules surrounding ownership and use of information. This course will also address citizenship in the digital environment.

6330 GLOBAL INFORMATION SERVICES Evaluation, selection, and use of basic and global reference sources. Develops skills in reference interview techniques and in strategies necessary to locate client-specified information.

6332 CATALOGING & CLASSIFICATION I Second level descriptive cataloging of a variety of media formats according to Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and assignment of appropriate subject classifications based upon Sears List of Subject Headings and the Dewey Decimal System. Fundamental organizational patterns of public access catalogs.

6353 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE SLMC Examines the contemporary school library media specialist’s role in instructional design and development and as a member of a teaching team. Emphasizes information literacy, information science, and research skills.

6360 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT Development and maintenance of information resource collections and related activities: user needs analysis, selection criteria, standards, evaluation procedure, selection and reconsideration policies, and intellectual freedom and access issues.

6361 TECHNICAL SERVICES Principles and processes involved in technical services – automation systems, acquisition, procession, circulation, and basic repair.

6370 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN CHILDREN’S, JUVENILE, AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE This course delineates the role of library media resources in support of literacy development. It focuses on historical as well as controversial issues and trends in children’s, juvenile, and young adult literature and the impact on overall program development.

6371 INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SCIENCE AND INFORMATION/RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING This course provides an introduction to information studies and practical applications of information science, including information technologies. It also provides an overview of planning, implementing, and evaluating information and recreational programs for children and young adults.

6380 LIBRARY MANAGEMENT Management of information centers in educational, public, and private agencies. Planning, financing, budgeting, and evaluating specific programs within the information center.

6382 SEMINAR ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Principles of administration and their relationships to the planning, design, operation, and evaluation of information centers in a seminar setting. Prerequisite: LIBM 6380.

6390 PRACTICUM Supervised field experience, observation, and practice in an approved information agency for 120 clock hours. A schedule will be planned between the field supervisor and institution’s supervisor. Prerequisite: LIBM Program Coordinator’s permission and 24 hours of course work.

6699 THESIS Culminating activity in which the student is asked to demonstrate competence in research and writing skills. May be substituted for six hours of course work.