Internship in School Library: Spring 2016

Instructor:

Mega Subramaniam

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2016

Description:

Opportunities to observe and participate in the operation of school libraries at the elementary and secondary levels under the supervision of certified school librarians.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc_744_syllabus_spring_2016_0.pdf

Collaborative Instructional Design and Evaluation: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Mega Subramaniam

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Over the past several decades, the role of the school librarian has evolved to include a number of new responsibilities. One of the most important of these involves instruction–working individually and in collaboration with teachers to design, develop, and evaluate teaching and learning strategies and materials to meet a variety of instructional needs. Both historically and today, the principles of instructional systems development (ISD) provide an invaluable tool for the school librarian to use in fulfilling this instructional role, and they are introduced and explored in this course. Grounded in the assumption that instruction should be designed by teams or groups to be most effective, ISD is especially useful in supporting the librarians’ work as an “instructional partner” with teachers. A particular focus of the course is the application of ISD to designing information-based learning—that is, creating opportunities for learners to use a full range of information resources for authentic, problem-based learning.

ISD interweaves insights from systems, learning, communications, and management theories into a set of concepts and processes whose application leads to well-planned, reliable instruction. Beginning with the analysis of an instructional problem and moving systematically through a sequence of clearly defined stages, the ISD approach provides a sophisticated set of tools for designers of instruction for both education and training. The process is applicable to the development of instruction in all media formats–the newest varieties of interactive media as well as the more traditional print and audiovisual approaches. Through studying ISD theory and applying its methods to the development of a detailed plan for an instructional product, candidates in this course will master a systematic yet flexible set of principles that can be used in a variety of settings.

Required Textbook:

Wallace, V.L., and Husid, W.N. 2011. Collaborating for Inquiry-based learning: School librarians and teachers partner for student achievement.

American Association of School Librarians. 2009. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/742_syllabus_final_0.pdf

Seminar in School Library Administration: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Gail C. Bailey

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Development, management, and evaluation of school library programs at all levels.

Required Textbook:

American Association of School Librarians. 2009. Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs.

American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 1998. Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning.

Donaham, J. 2008. Enhancing Teaching and Learning: a Leadership Guide for School Library Media Specialists, 2nd ed revised.

Harada, V. H., and Yoshina, J. M. 2010. Assessing for Learning: Librarians and Teachers as Partners, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc741slpadministrationbaileyspring2014_0.pdf

Legal Issues in Managing Information: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Corey D. Williams

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

This course is designed to analyze legal issues related to the management of information in contexts in which information professionals are likely to be involved— such as libraries, government agencies, archives, information management, and corporate settings. In an age defined by information, knowledge of the legal issues that establish how information is required to be protected, maintained, collected, stored, and accessed is extremely important. While there are far too many laws related to information and different issues related to management of information for this course to cover every specific context, the course will provide an overview of some of the most important legal issues in managing information so that students will be able to apply the course to particular professional situations that they may encounter

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc735-fall2012-williams.pdf

Special Collections: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Douglas McElrath

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course will explore key issues in managing library-based special collections. From traditional book and paper formats to digital media, special collections in libraries and other cultural institutions are essential source materials that preserve important bodies of information and promote scholarship. Curators of special collections employ a variety of techniques and approaches to identify, acquire, preserve, describe, and make accessible these materials. While the various formats and types of materials in special collections have some unique characteristics, this class will explore commonalities. Finally, special collections curators are facing new challenges due to emerging technologies and changing perceptions about the purpose and value of collections. We will discuss some of these issues and explore how special collections curatorship in the 21st century is evolving.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/syllabus-2014-2_0.pdf

Public Library Seminar: Spring 2015

Instructor:

John Carlo Bertot

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2015

Description:

This course is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in public library service or who have an interest in the role and contribution of the public library to society. The course focuses on the history of the public library in the United States, the social contributions of public libraries, public library services and roles, the building of the public library profession/professionals, the ethics and values of public libraries, the policy and political context in which public libraries reside, and the ways in which public libraries transform communities.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/plseminarspring2015syllabus24january2015_0_0.pdf