Library Media/Technology Course Descriptions (M.Ed.)
Library Media Courses
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 selection 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.
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.
516. Practicum in Media Services (3).
Prerequisites: LM 515 and permission of the instructor. Directed experience in performing various services in a school library media center.
530. Librarian as Instructional Partner (3).
Examines the techniques needed for successful instruction across various grade levels and disciplines with a focus on standards-based instruction and assessment.
531. Trends, Issues, Innovation, and Leadership in Libraries and Schools (3).
A survey of the current trends and issues that affect libraries and schools. Promotes the process of becoming a school-based leader and instructional partner. 2016 -
532. Collection Management, Cataloging, and Reference (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. Principles and procedures of classifying and cataloging print and non-print media. Study and evaluation of basic reference source and services.