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LS–312 SCHOOL LIBRARY/MEDIA ADMINISTRATION
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This is an introduction to school library media center philosophy, organization, administration and the role of the center in the instructional program. It is a study of the routines, methods, and records necessary for the daily operation and supervision of the center. The course examines the role of the librarian and the principal-teacher-student relationship.

 

LS–314 SCHOOL LIBRARY METHODS: TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY
FALL ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers objectives, methods, philosophy and role of the school library media center in supporting curriculum and instruction. It introduces techniques to assist teachers in selecting and utilizing appropriate materials for individual, small group, and large group instruction. It covers development of library skills instruction and literature appreciation programs.

 

LS–315 REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a survey of basic print and electronic resources appropriate to reference and information services for elementary and secondary schools. It provides practice in evaluation, selection and use of reference sources, and examines the role of the school library media center in teaching information literacy.

 

LS–410 CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARY MATERIALS
FALL ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the standard and descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, and classification of library materials. The primary focus of the course is to present the purpose, theory and principles of cataloging and classification necessary for libraries in the 21st century, including Dewey Decimal Classification. Sears Subject Headings as well as schemes and tools applicable to digital resources. This includes construction of a main catalog for the school library, including audiovisual materials and digital resources and of processing materials from acquisition to circulation.

 

LS–411 BUILDING SCHOOL LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers intellectual, administrative, and practical aspects of building, maintaining and evaluating school library collections with particular reference to Guam and the Western Pacific. The critical examination and discussions about collection policies, community analysis and the needs of library users, strategies of selection and evaluation, analysis and evaluation of current reviewing media, school library standards, censorship, acquisitions procedures and management, library cooperation, copyright, contemporary publishing, and use of computers in acquisitions will serve as the basis for creating a comprehensive collection development and maintenance plan that is both responsive to the community needs as well as provides necessary protections for the collection.

 

LS–419 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on the growing body of international literature created for children and adolescents, and on the issues that surround the development, selection and use of this literature. It emphasizes the reading and examination of all types of printed and audio-visual materials, a study of the history and development of children's literature, its value to the communication process, and the criteria for selection and utilization of books and closely related materials suited to the needs and tastes of elementary school children including exceptional children.

 

LS–420 YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a survey of books and other forms of literature that are suitable for secondary school students with emphasis on current interests and materials. It is an introduction to basic aids for selection, as well as practice in techniques of reading guidance and promotional programs such as book talks, booklists, and film programs.

 

LS–451 AUDIO VISUAL EDUCATION
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a laboratory course in which instructional design and the selection, production, and utilization of media resources are studied. A survey of perception, communication and learning theories, as well as selected research studies applicable to the design of instructional systems are included. Prerequisites: ED300 or consent of instructor.

 

LS–452 COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

The course is designed to teach preservice and in-service teachers about microcomputers in education. It provides practical experience with computers, and aids students in learning the various types of software (applications, utilities, CAI/CMI) and their school and classroom uses. LOGO is taught. Issues involved in computer use in education are studied. No previous computer experience is necessary.

 

LS–453 MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS AND SERVICES
FALL ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a survey of multimedia resources that supports learning and instruction in elementary and secondary schools. Examines policies and criteria for the selection, evaluation, acquisition, organization and maintenance of non-print media collections and electronic resources in school library media center. Prerequisites: ED451 and LS310 or consent