LIBS - Library Science

Sherrie Metlen, Program Manager, Independent Studies, phone (208) 885-9258

Note: All LIBS courses are administered through Independent Study of Idaho: (PO Box 443081, Moscow ID 83844-3081; phone 208/885-6641 or 877/464-3246; fax 208/885-5738; indepst@uidaho.edu; www.uidaho.edu/isi).

LIBS 404 Special Topics

LibS 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

LIBS 410 Libraries and their Collection: Materials Selection

LibS C-J410/C-J510 Libraries and their Collection: Materials Selection (3 cr)

Introduction to library science theory and practice with emphasis on material selection and evaluation. Research project and paper required for graduate credit.

Prereq for LibS 510: Instructor Permission

LIBS 413 Computer Applications in Libraries

LibS C413 Computer Applications in Libraries (3 cr)
Theory and practice of current models of library automation, focusing on choosing, evaluating, and implementing technological tools and services for school and public libraries.
Prereq: LibS J410/J510
Coreq: LibS 414 and LibS 418

LIBS 414 Reference and Information Services

LibS C-J414/C-J514 Reference and Information Services (3 cr)

Introduction to theory and practice of reference and information services, with emphasis on material selection, evaluation, and evaluation for school and public libraries as well as professional standards and rubrics. Research project and paper required for graduate credit.

Prereq for LibS 414: LibS 410/510

Prereq for LibS 514: Instructor Permission

Coreq: LibS 413 and LibS 418

LIBS 418 Classification and Cataloging

LibS C-J418/C-J518 Classification and Cataloging (3 cr)

Organization of library materials, principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, bibliographic methods, Dewey decimal system. Research project and paper required for graduate credit.

Prereq for LibS 418: LibS 410/510

Prereq for LibS 518: Instructor Permission

Coreq: LibS 413 and LibS 414

LIBS 425 School Library Administration, Leadership, and Management

LibS C-J425/C-J525 School Library Administration, Leadership, and Management (3 cr)

This course explores the organization of school libraries with an emphasis on effective management and leadership. Research project and paper required for graduate credit.

Prereq or Coreq: LibS 433

Prereq for LibS 525: Instructor Permission

LIBS 427 Library and Media Center Practicum

LibS C427 Teacher Librarian Practicum (3 cr)

Practice experience as a teacher-librarian under professional supervision for the purpose of obtaining an endorsement. Ninety hours of supervised experience per credit.

Prereq: 15 credits of Library Science courses; and Departmental and Site Permission

Prereq or Coreq: LibS J425/J525

LIBS 430 Children's Literature for Teacher Librarian

LibS C430 Children's Literature for Teacher Librarians (3 cr)

This course will develop students’ basic knowledge and understanding of the field of children’s literature, particularly as it pertains to teacher librarians, with a focus on children ages 2-12. This course will emphasize skills, tools, and insights necessary for effective professional librarianship in the area of services to children.

Prereq: LibS 413 and LibS 414 and LibS J418/J518; or Permission

Coreq: LibS 433

LIBS 431 Adolescent Literature for Teacher Librarians

LibS C431 Adolescent Literature for Teacher Librarians (3 cr)

This course will develop students’ knowledge of adolescent literature as it pertains to Teacher Librarians, with a focus on youth grades 6-12. It emphasizes the skills and discernment necessary by the Teacher Librarian to effectively serve adolescents. Evaluation tools for selecting literature and electronic resources will be covered, and issues relating to materials selection and promotion for the secondary school library will be explored.

Prereq: LibS 413 and LibS 414 and LibS J418/J518; or Permission

Coreq: LibS 433

LIBS 433 Information Literacy for the Teacher Librarian

LibS C433 Information Literacy for the Teacher Librarian (3 cr)

Explores the role of the Teacher Librarian in providing information literacy instruction. Defines information literacy, as well as places it in a national, state and local framework. The research process as it correlates with information literacy and relevant educational theory is covered.

Prereq or Coreq: LibS 430 or LibS 431 or Permission

LIBS 504 Special Topics

LibS 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

LIBS 510 Libraries and their Collection: Materials Selection

LibS C-J510 Libraries and their Collections: Materials Selection (3 cr)

See LibS J410/J510.

LIBS 514 Reference and Information Services

LibS C514 Reference and Information Services (3 cr)

See LibS J414/J514.

LIBS 518 Classification and Cataloging

LibS C518 Classification and Cataloging (3 cr)

See LibS J418/J518.

LIBS 525 School Library Administration, Leadership, and Management

LibS C525 School Library Administration, Leadership, and Management (3 cr)

See LibS J425/J525.