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Library and Info Sci Courses

LIS 512 - Info Ref & Mediographic
Hours: 3
Information, Reference, and Mediographic Services. Three semester hours. Includes a detailed study of the basic and most useful reference sources with strong emphasis on new computer technologies applicable to the school library situation.

LIS 515 - Cataloging/Classification
Hours: 3
Cataloging and Classification. Three semester hours. Descriptive cataloging of print and non-print materials for the school library. Emphasizes Anglo-America Cataloging Rules, Dewey Decimal Classification, and Sears Subject Heading.

LIS 524 - Dev General/Spec Collectn
Hours: 3
Developing General and Specialized Collections. Three semester hours. Examines principles and practices in selecting print and non-print media for school library programs. Evaluates media for children and young adults.

LIS 527 - Books Child/Young Adults
Hours: 3
Books and Related Materials for Children and Young Adults. Three semester hours. In-depth study of leading examples of media as they relate to the curriculum and the role of the school librarian.

LIS 540 - Admin School Libraries
Hours: 3
Administration of School Libraries - Three semester hours Administration of a school library is a complex process that affects the entire school. The librarian must manage a many-faceted operation that involves staff, materials, equipment, facility, and furnishings. Application of management principles and state library competencies will be studied as they relate to the school library program. The course will cover the library in relation to curriculum, selection and acquisition of materials and equipment, scheduling, facility design, cooperative planning with staff members, censorship, and professional standards including laws and regulations.

LIS 550 - Practicum in a School Library
Hours: 3
Practicum in a School Library. Three semester hours. Open only to graduate students applying for school librarian cetification, this course is designed to give the student experiences in organization, administration, selection, classification, cataloging, and reference work in a school library under the supervision of a certified librarian. Prerequisite: Completion of all other required certification courses and permission of the instructor.

LIS 557 - Technology Integration for School Librarians
Hours: 3
This courses includes an in-depth study of methods for integrating the emerging technologies into specific content areas, with an emphasis on the role of school librarians. Research, as well as current and future implementation issues, will be investigated, and a program for action will be developed. Prerequisites: ETEC 524 or permission of the instructor.

Hours: 3

LIS 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4

LIS 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 4