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.

6131 ON-LINE BIBLIOGRAPHIC SEARCHING TECHNIQUES Organization, structure, and function of on-line bibliographic databases and appropriate access protocols. Emphasizes generic subject search logic and search strategies and their applications. Prerequisite: LIBM 6330.

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.

6272 PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES Public services within information agencies: information, instruction, guidance, and stimulation. Emphasis on the organization of these services and their relationship to other services within information centers.

6281 PLANNING INFORMATION FACILITIES Basic principles of design and organization for information center facilities.

6320 INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCES This course provides an introduction to information studies, its institutions, and the theoretical and practical applications of information science, including information technologies. It provides an overview of functions and services common to all information agencies as well as the automation of said agencies.

6330 REFERENCE SERVICES Evaluation, selection, and use of basic 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 development and as a member of a teaching team. Emphasizes information literacy and development of information skills curriculum.

6360 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT Development and maintenance of resource collections and related activities: user needs, selection criteria, standards, and evaluation.

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

6366 INFORMATION SOURCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY Selection, use, and evaluation of specialized reference sources in the various disciplines. Emphasis on the preparation of a bibliography with directed experiences in bibliographic search techniques, bibliographic planning, and bibliographic construction. Prerequisite: LIBM 6330.

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 DESIGNING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH Planning, implementing, and evaluating educational and recreational programs for children and young adults.

6373 PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICE AGENCIES Contemporary role and function of the public information agency. Historic evolution, the characteristics of its users and their needs, and contemporary concerns within the context of governance, organization, administration, finance, and programming.

6380 ADMINISTRATION OF INFORMATION PROGRAMS Management of information centers in educational, public, and private agencies. Planning, financing, 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.