Administration of School Library Media Centers: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Mindy M. Holland

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

Problems, practices, and research in the organization and management of school media centers. Standards, programs and services, facilities, policies, budgets, human and organizational factors.

Required Textbook:

Martin, B. S. & Zannier, M. 2009. Fundamentals of School Library Media Management.
Morris, B. J. 2010. Administering the School Library Media Center, 5th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/IST_676_Holland_Fall2012.pdf

Curriculum and Supportive Resources: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Joette Stefl-Mabry

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Elementary and secondary curriculum and the school media center program; analysis, appraisal, selection, and use of curricular resources and related print and non-print materials. Consultative and instructional responsibilities.

Required Textbook:

Thomas, N. P., Crow, S. R., & Franklin, L. L. 2011. Information literacy and
information skills instruction: applying research to practice in the 21st-century school
library
, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/Stefl-MabrySpring2014(1).pdf

Teaching Fundamentals for School Libraries: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Linda Fasano

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Covers essentials of K-12 educational theory and practice with particular reference to information literacy instruction. Includes 50 hours of supervised school library field experience. Mandatory for students who do not have prior student teaching or equivalent instructional experience.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/670_Fasano_Fa14.docx

Educational Assessment & Evaluation for School Librarians and Teachers: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Joette Stefl-Mabr

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

An online competency based, collaborative professional development course for educators that will enable participants to develop and directly apply essential capabilities related to educational assessment and evaluation in their educational settings. The development of this course was made possible by funding provided from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) http://www.imls.gov. The University at Albany, State University of New York’s College of Computing and Information’s department of Information Studies in collaboration with leaders from the Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science and Education (ACASE- http://acase.org/) developed the instructional materials for this course. The University at Albany’s School of Education was a part of the partnership in the early stages of the course’s development and helped to identify key resources related to classroom and formative assessment.

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/666_Stefl-Mabry_Fa14.pdf

Digital Libraries: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Catherine Stollar Peters

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

This course will focus on methodology and techniques of creating and using digital libraries. Topics covered in the course include collection development and selection, digitization, metadata, organization, access and use of digital libraries, preservation, and project management. Students will research current issues relating to digital libraries, evaluate existing digital libraries, learn hands-on methods of developing a digital library, and work in teams to produce a small digital library. Upon completion of this course, students will have a foundation for future research in digital libraries and should be able to participate in the planning and management of digital libraries.

Required Textbook:

No textbook required.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/IST666_DigitalLibraries2012.pdf

Database Design and Development: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Ted Borys

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

Database principles for microcomputers, with an emphasis on relational database management systems (DBMS) for applications development in the library and information fields. Database design, creation, and maintenance; the user interface; programming concepts. Creation of a working database system.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/SP13_IST658_Borys.pdf

Archives and Manuscripts: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

Administration of archival and manuscript collections; appraisal, arrangement, description, and reference services; current practices at national, state, and local levels. Topics include concepts of records management, preservation and conservation, online retrieval systems, and freedom of access and privacy.

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/cci-old/images/ist656_Fall_2011.pdf

Rare Books: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

Introduction to the handling and development of rare book collecting; conservation and preservation; terminology and principles of bibliographic description; the antiquarian book trade; the history of rare book collection; important collections.

Required Textbook:

Carter, J., Barker, N. 2004. ABC for Book Collectors.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/IST655_Eppard_Summer2012.pdf

Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

An introductory survey of preservation management in libraries and archives, covering such topics as the historical evolution of the preservation dilemma, programs for academic and public libraries, collections maintenance and environmental controls, commercial binding and rebinding, selection for preservation and microfilming, security, archival preservation, paper conservation, disaster planning and recovery, and preservation of non-print materials (including electronic media).

Required Textbook:

Nicholson, B. 2001. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.
Ritzenthaler, M. L. 2010. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/SP13_IST654_Eppard.pdf

Serials: Summer 2009

Instructor:

Steve Black

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Summer 2009

Description:

General bibliographical control of serials, including cataloging and recent efforts at international standardization; serials management; collection development and resource sharing.

Required Textbook:

Black, S. 2006. Serials in Libraries: Issues and Practices.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/content_images/black_syllabus_09.pdf