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Library Media/Technology Course Descriptions (M.Ed.)

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510. Library Media Programs (3). Overview of the design and implementation of the total school library media program. Emphasis is placed on the integration of the information literacy skills throughout the school curriculum. Offered fall and spring semesters.

511. Collection Development (3). Criteria of selection and evaluation of media center materials for building a library media collection to support the curriculum and encourage reading for pleasure. The tools/techniques used in the selection of all forms of materials and equipment for school library media centers are emphasized. Offered fall and spring semesters.

512. Children and Young Adult Literature (3). Evaluation of books and other materials for junior/senior high school students. Selection aids, selection criteria, and interests, needs, and abilities of young adults emphasized; children’s literature component included for those who have not previously taken a children’s literature course.

513. Management of Media Centers (3). Policies and procedures relative to the operation of a media center.

514. Classification and Cataloging of Media (3). Principles and procedures of classifying and cataloging print and non-print media.

515. Internship in Media Services (3). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Directed experience in performing various services in a school library media center. Must be completed at JSU.

520. Reference Materials (3). Study and evaluation of basic reference sources and services.

550. Technology in Media Centers (3). The processes and technology involved in the automation of a school media center.

555. Instructional Design (3). Design and development of a systematic approach to learner-based instruction emphasizing the role of media in the communication process.


504. Current and Emerging Instructional Technologies (3). Application of current and emerging instructional technology in the information age classroom.

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